18 Things People With Autoimmune Diseases Want You To Know

No, it’s not something we’re lying about.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Some of us took test after test, waiting so long to get a diagnosis.

 
 

Some of us took test after test, waiting so long to get a diagnosis.

 
 

Turns out a lot of doctors think you’re just having your 10th flu in a year.

 
 
 

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Before we got diagnosed, it was hard to describe how we felt, and a lot of doctors didn’t think to test for autoimmune disorders.

 
 

Before we got diagnosed, it was hard to describe how we felt, and a lot of doctors didn't think to test for autoimmune disorders.

 
 

“I can’t feel my body but it also feels like it’s been run over by a train and I don’t think these rashes are from an allergic reaction.”

 
 
 

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We have to have a lot of patience when explaining our condition, since tons of people never heard of our disease before.

 
 

We have to have a lot of patience when explaining our condition, since tons of people never heard of our disease before.

 
 

“Sjögren’s? Lupus? Hashimoto? Are these Pokémon?”

 
 
 

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And people will still look at us as if we made it up.

 
 

And people will still look at us as if we made it up.

 
 

I promise I’m not being “lazy” and I’m not doing this for “attention.”

 
 
 

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