I’m going to be busy today and tomorrow so I’m doubling up.
Day 2, Introduce your conditions
If I had a dollar for everytime someone said, “You’re too young to be this sick!”
- Allergies/chronic rhinitis
- Complex PTSD/Anxiety/Depression/Mild OCD
- Arthritis (Osteo)
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Premenstrual Dysmorphic Disorder (Super PMS)
- Eczema/contact dermatitis/atopic dermatitis
- High possibility of mild narcolepsy and hip dysplasia (Not diagnosed, but the doctors suspect)
Things I had in the past but are better after surgery/treatment
- Dysmenorrhea – I had a partial hysterectomy which helped greatly
- Gastroparesis – It’s not gone, but it is better
- Gallstones – Surgery helped
- Tonsilitis – Had them out as an adult, not fun, but I have fewer sinus infections and fall ill far less often now
- Septoplasty with turbinate reduction – Fixed the deviated septum in my nose and shaved down the turbinates, I can breathe through my nose more easily
Day 3, Age your symptoms began
I’ve had Fibromyalgia my whole life, I can remember wondering as a child why when someone poked me in the arm it hurt more than the reaction other children had to the same stimulus. I also had PTSD/mental health issues as a child. As well as hip issues and sleeping problems, I was really good at naps. I’m still really good at naps.
The PCOS, PMDD, and dysmenorrhea cropped up around 11-13 age range. Migraines also started when I hit puberty.
Allergies and skin issues started when I was 14 and have progressively gotten worse, though allergy shots have helped curb that.
Arthritis started bothering me in my late 20’s, and the GERD, IC, IBS, gallstones, tonsilitis, and increase in fibromyalgia pain happened when I was 26.
The tinnitus started more recently in 2015.