don’t forget anxiety!!
Everyone who knows me knows someone with lupus, fibro, and chronic fatigue. If you don’t know anyone else with an invisible illness, you know me.
My mother suffers Arthritis, Depression, and probably a few others. Asthma is an invisible illness, which I suffer. It may not be painful, but the coughing and shortness of breath can be terrifying to live with. I also likely have some form of Depression. My best friend has RSD(which is sorta like fibromyalgia, but not), and is Bi Polar.
I know at least one person close to me for every one of these illnesses listed above as well as some other not listed. And while my own severe ADD and my migraines pale in comparison to many of these, I am entirely full of sympathy for anyone having to deal with them.
Having hypothyroidism is like having PMDD every single day of your life. It makes every single tiny thing a possible trigger for a mood swing from hell. It makes you fat, it makes you tired, it makes you depressed, it makes you cold year round, it makes your body ache, it causes insomnia. And these are just the problems that I have, there are loads more effects I’m lucky enough to dodge for now.
I suffer from depression, as do some members of my family and several of my friends.
About five years ago I nearly lost one of my closest friends to depression. Every day I wish I could have seen it sooner, and I thank God she’s still alive. Anyone with an invisible illness has my utmost sympathy.