Just curious, have you ever been misdiagnosed?
If so, how did that label effect how you were treated by medical professionals?
Did it have any long term consequences such as difficulty obtaining disability?
Considering writing a short story on the negative impacts of being misdiagnosed. My experience led to years of delayed necessary treatments, medical gaslighting, and Inability to obtain disability.
I'm new here!
Hi, my name is rkjensen222. I'm here because I am a retired publisher and helped one of your members publish an important book associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I hope to connect with Matt Weatherford and other autistic adults here, as well as adults dealing with what is known as a "silent illness" such as debilitating autoimmune conditions where on the outside they may look fine, yet, in reality, their immune system is literally killing their bodies in various ways over time. These autoimmune conditions have different diagnoses, yet, we share many of the same experiences in social settings, as well as similar symptoms, although, of course, many different symptoms that affect our bodies and minds in various ways. I have a belief that if one day people start a support group that is all inclusive of various "silent illnesses" people suffering from these conditions will benefit greatly and find many answers from fellow members they have been looking for for years.
I'm new here!
Hi, my name is lauren_whitehouse. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story. I have other diagnoses, but since I'm a newb, I'm not sure how to add things that weren't ready to be pre-populated. Disability and chronic pain/illness can be isolating at times, so I look forward to connecting with folx and hopefully making some new, mighty friends. :)