Invisible Illness

Personal stories and helpful advice for people living with invisible illnesses. We might not look sick, but we are.
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"Perfectly Hidden Depression is what I call it." Early Childhood, Personal Development, Ted Talks, Invisible Illness, Margaret Rutherford, Guy Friends, Self Acceptance, Play Hard, Get The Job
The Difference Between Perfectly Hidden Depression and Depression
"Perfectly Hidden Depression is what I call it."
"You think this is what I am capable of doing on a daily basis." I Am Capable, Ordinary Day, My Struggle, Normal Life, Take Me Home, Make It Through, Out And About, See Me
The Pain From My Illness People Don't See
"You think this is what I am capable of doing on a daily basis."
Her pain is often doubted when she needs to go to the ER, but the assumptions made about her by the ER staff aren't true. 

"I see 'the look.'" Healthy Relationships, Chronic Pain, Medication List, Ehlers Danlos, Healthy Relationship Advice, Healthy Relationship, Emergency Room
Dear ER Staff, Please Don't Label Me as Someone Seeking Out Medication
Her pain is often doubted when she needs to go to the ER, but the assumptions made about her by the ER staff aren't true. "I see 'the look.'"
Here's what you don't see. Monsters In My Head, Feeling Lazy, Fantastic Beasts And Where, What Really Happened, Getting Out Of Bed, Screwed Up, Try Harder, Young Woman
When Depression Seems Like Laziness to Others
Here's what you don't see.
"Too often we are seen only for the good pictures we take, but what is not seen is the amount of pain we are in at the moment and the pain we endure after." Chronic Lyme, Good Pictures, Normal Person, Speak The Truth, Chronic Illness, How To Be Outgoing
When People Think Your Illness Isn't Real Because You Don't Look 'Sick Enough'
"Too often we are seen only for the good pictures we take, but what is not seen is the amount of pain we are in at the moment and the pain we endure after."
People in the mental health community share what parts of anxiety you can't see. 

“The teeth grinding behind the happy smiles." Get Off Your Phone, Teeth Grinding, The Teeth, Grinding Teeth, Under My Skin, Body Ache, Stomach Pain, Happy Smile
28 Parts of Anxiety You Can't See
People in the mental health community share what parts of anxiety you can't see. “The teeth grinding behind the happy smiles."
"I felt like my own body had broken me, along with my spirit." Late Diagnosis, One Saturday Morning, Laparoscopic Surgery, Period Pain, My Spirit, I Love Mom, For Life, A Woman
Nothing Prepared Me for Life With Endometriosis
"I felt like my own body had broken me, along with my spirit."
"A medical professional implied to my parents that the pain was in my head and that all I needed was some counseling. He was so convincing of this fact that they stopped listening all together." Le Mal A Dit, Irritable Bowel, Best Hospitals, Pelvic Pain, Abdominal Pain, Functional Medicine
The Trauma of Medical Gaslighting With Endometriosis
"A medical professional implied to my parents that the pain was in my head and that all I needed was some counseling. He was so convincing of this fact that they stopped listening all together."
"Why was I not told that this was a possibility?" Ibs Flare Up, Highly Sensitive People, Mental Health Day, Testosterone Levels, Infant Loss, Highly Sensitive, Chronic Fatigue, Migraine
What Surprised Me Most About Laparoscopy for Endometriosis
"Why was I not told that this was a possibility?"
tattoos inspired by invisible lines and hope
28 Beautiful Tattoos Inspired by Invisible Illness
28 Beautiful Tattoos Inspired by Invisible Illness
21 Tattoos Inspired By Rare Disease | The Mighty Rare Genetic Disorders, Lung Transplant, Rare Disorders, Magic Tattoo, Explore Tattoo, Liver Detoxification, Ear Health, Genetic Mutation, Genetic Disorders
21 Tattoos That Give Us Hope for Rare Disease
21 Tattoos Inspired By Rare Disease | The Mighty
tattoos inspired by invisible lines and hope
28 Beautiful Tattoos Inspired by Invisible Illness
28 Beautiful Tattoos Inspired by Invisible Illness
tattoos inspired by invisible lines and hope
28 Beautiful Tattoos Inspired by Invisible Illness
28 Tattoos Inspired by Invisible Illness | The Mighty
tattoos inspired by invisible lines and hope
28 Beautiful Tattoos Inspired by Invisible Illness
28 Beautiful Tattoos Inspired by Invisible Illness