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Hi, my name is georgiarose73. I'm here because I feel like I am alone in my struggles with all my issues. It almost led to a divorce before my husband realized I was not faking. It took two years to get a disability and I had to retire early from teaching which I loved! I miss my friends, I miss activities I USED to be able to do, but most of all I miss the old me.

#MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #Migraine #Fibromyalgia #Dysautonomia #sjogren 'sSyndrome#PTSD

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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is Heather. I'm here because my life has been flipped totally upside down from my chronic illnesses. Every day is a struggle and unpredictable. I’ve had to give up college and my job, and under the circumstances I can’t even watch television.

My friends and family are my life and I would not be able to survive this mentally without them.

#MightyTogether #MalDeDebarquementSyndrome #sjogren 'sSyndrome

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"You don't look sick"

Who else sometimes struggles with proving to people how sick you are because you don't look like it? I was diagnosed at 27 years old, and that's all I used to hear. Sjogren's does not discriminate! #sjogren 's #InvisibleIllnesses

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This is Sjogren's syndrome

Awareness is needed; especially with how prevalent it really is. #sjogren 's syndrome

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Stapes surgery: your thoughts/experience #Deafness #autoimmune #MyastheniaGravis #Surgery #ChronicIllness #sjogren ’ssyndrome #POTS

I have very severe cochlear otosclerosis with severe to profound hearing loss in both ears and multiple autoimmune and chronic conditions. Since I am using hearing aids on both sides but getting little benefit from one of them due to the severity of the loss and difficulty with speech discrimination too, my doctor wants me to undergo a stapedectomy. I’m pretty nervous to undergo this surgery and would love some feedback about pros and cons and any alternatives I may be missing. Thanks!
#Deafness #autoimmune #MyastheniaGravis #Surgery # chronic illness# sjogren’ssyndrome #POTS #Hearing loss


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Hi, my name is 1434. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story.







#RheumatoidArthritis #sjogren #chronicfatige #suicidal . It's hard to put one's journey of Chronic Illness into a story, but I will try. I started ill at age 5, I had a twin who became unviable in the womb and I carry the person around with me everyday. At age 5 I remember having huge tumors on my left thigh. They tried to freeze them because they bled a lot and finally decided to take them out. Many years later my Mom told me it was a twin and what they pulled from my thigh was a mass of cells, teeth and hair. It left two very large scares and kids always tease me. I had a lot of childhood illness but with antibiotics you could solve everything. Fast forward to 35 I began having intestinal problems, I would have bouts of diarrhea that my body didn't feel until it was to late. I kept telling my Dr's and nothing was done. I finally got a referral to a Gastroenterologist who did a colonoscopy and found several polyps that is were left alone even for a week I would have 1st stage colon cancer, she got them out and followed up till I got Gastroparesis. I went again and she tested it by whatever, and when I was waking up I heard her speaking with my Husband and she told him I did have Gastroparesis and since I could not eat and was in the hospital many times, she had the gall to tell my Husband that I was going to die. Somehow I kept him from killing her right there on the spot, Again a long story short we were in the hospital again and met a Gastroenterologist who would see if he could help me . He got me to the only Dr in town that knew anything about what was happening and he tried to help. It got to the point were the only thing left to do was take out my stomach. So I ended up with no stomach and no desire to eat. Now that I have bored you to death I will just skip over the rest with a get to the rest. I believe I have been Depressed my whole life it got worse as I grew up. At last I met my husband and he helped me get the help I needed so I didn't self medicate any more. I have been with my Psychiatrist for over 25 years and he watches me very carefully and since my last suicide attempt he has my husband disperse my medication, so everything is locked up. I have a small Tribe helping me but as with my Husband I feel like such a burden, he would do anything to help me. My worries are that he is 9 years older than me, he had a sudden heart attack in December and that really scared me because as most know you become a Ghost when you have any kind of Chronic illness. Okay I have bored you long enough and I grateful to find groups like this.


I’m so done…physically and emotionally, that I feel like I can’t even breathe #Fibromyalgia #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #sjogren ’s

Help, what does everyone do when not only have you hit the invisible wall of pain, fatigue, emotional and physical sensitivity….but you’ve gone around it and kept going for a few miles after it. I went out for coffee with a friend, now I’m in so much pain, exhaustion and also emotionally I’m completely done.

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