Has this ever happened to you? You don’t feel well, you take the time and energy to go to a doctor like you should, then he/she is dismissive?
This has happened to me several times in my life! And I just want you to know to always listen to your gut and to fight for your health. Because you know your body better than anyone else.
Without going into too much detail… I was just diagnosed with another (my 5th) autoimmune disease… A YEAR after I first went to the doctor because I knew something was wrong. It’s another skin disease similar to the lichen planus I had before.
Chronic health issues have always been a major trigger for my depression and anxiety. I’ve been spending the past couple of weeks processing everything (including my anger ), figuring out my new normal, and mostly resting and healing.
I wanted to share in case you’re struggling with something similar so you know you’re not alone. And to remind you to listen to your body, get a second (or third or a millionth) opinion, and always, ALWAYS fight for your health.
If you suffer from a chronic illness and want to learn more about how it affects your mental health, my partner, Mental Health America, has lots of info for you here.
Take good care. xx