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    Has anyone experienced trauma from childhood chronic illness?

    I try searching for stuff about it online, but it’s usually like how trauma can cause chronic illness. So the experience feels isolating.

    I’ve been chronically ill since the age of 5, starting with PANDAS (often called BGE). Which is basically brain damage caused by strep throat that gives me ~lovely~ mental and neurological issues.

    And, of course, in true chronic illness fashion, I have since gained more diagnoses, including PTSD.

    And I feel like the actual chronic illnesses that have plagued basically my entire life + how they (and I) were treated because of it: medical neglect, medical abuse, bullying, loss of a normal childhood, etc, has led me to develop a unique type of trauma.

    #PANDAS #PANSPANDAS #PANS #bge #Encephalitis #OCD #Tourettes #PTSD #CPTSD

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