Posts tagged "i have"

I Have Tinnitus

I still remember the first time I noticed ringing in my ears: I was 15-years-old and had just gotten home from a concert. My friends and I were sitting around…

Amy Plitt | August 14, 2014 - 1:00 pm

I Have Chronic Yeast Infections

I had my first yeast infection at the age of 17. I’d been to a summer music festival in my kicky “boho” jeans and home-made Beastie Boys tank, sweat a…

Clementine Bastow | August 5, 2014 - 9:00 am

I Have … Blood Clots

Not only is Hillary Clinton creating a frenzy of 2016 election speculation and my favorite internet memes, but she’s also brought blood clots into the media spotlight. While the buzz…

Sarah Gray | January 28, 2013 - 11:00 am

I Have … Irritable Bowel Syndrome

It will never get worse than this.

I’m thinking that to myself as I rock back and forth on a toilet in a noisy bar. It’s Saturday night,…

Lindsey Wahowiak | January 2, 2013 - 12:00 pm

True Story: My Wife Has Hyperemesis Gravidarum, The Same Acute Morning Sickness As Kate Middleton

Given the Gawker mandate to be glib and ruthless, whether or not they know what they’re talking about, I won’t pretend to be shocked by a dashed-off remark in Monday’s…

Evan Derkacz | December 5, 2012 - 12:00 pm

I Have: Vaginal Cysts

At first I thought there were pimples on my vagina. That was when they were only hard, tiny lumps. I noticed them when I was in the ladies room at…

Lauren Passell | November 27, 2012 - 1:00 pm

I Have OCD

This piece is presented as part of The Frisky’s How To Deal Week, in which we’re focusing on mental health issues.

I have five fingers on each hand.

Abby Sher | August 20, 2012 - 10:00 am

I Have Fibroids

When I was 32, I started feeling something heavy in my stomach when I lay in bed at night. Something, I wasn’t sure what, pressing on my bladder. I knew I…

Caren Lissner | February 24, 2012 - 3:00 pm

I Have ADD

When I first started taking Adderall, it wasn’t prescribed to me — it was my boyfriend’s. It was 2006, and I had a fun but creatively unfulfilling job at a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 9, 2012 - 1:00 pm

I Have HIV

Kate is just like you or me: She is 29, lives in Ohio with her husband, holds down a job, and is the mother of a 3-year-old son. But for

Anonymous | December 1, 2010 - 4:00 pm


When I was a kid, I never chewed gum. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to see who could blow the biggest bubble with my friends. I loved all the…

Alexa Johnson | October 18, 2010 - 2:30 pm

I Have A Rare Autoimmune Disease

Don’t even bother trying to pronounce what I have, because I can barely get it right and I’ve had it for 11 years. It’s called Wegener’s Granulomatosis, a rare autoimmune…

Wendy Shanker | September 9, 2010 - 2:30 pm

I Have Lupus

The first time I noticed my fingers changing colors was my junior year of high school. It was January and I had just finished my last final for the semester.

Erin Fennell | August 25, 2010 - 1:30 pm

I Have Migraines

Last year, I was on vacation in Berlin when I woke up at 4 a.m., unable to move. Searing pain began at the crown of my head and extended well…

Brittany Shoot | July 28, 2010 - 1:00 pm

I Have Crohn’s Disease

I’ll never forget the vacation my family took when I was 7 years old. It was the summer before I entered second grade and we drove up to Vermont for…

Alison Feller | July 21, 2010 - 2:30 pm

I Have Borderline Personality Disorder

It’s hard, even now, to write the words, “I have Borderline Personality Disorder.” I hesitate before making the statement for so many reasons. The condition is a big mish-mosh of…

Merri Lisa Johnson | June 30, 2010 - 2:00 pm

I Have Severe Scoliosis, Just Like My Mom

“Beautiful sisters,” the barista complimented, handing us our matching black coffees.

“She’s my mother,” I corrected, smiling at her deep blue eyes, vanilla-colored hair and tiny frame. I…

Alyson Gerber | June 24, 2010 - 2:30 pm

I Have Endometriosis

Every kid in middle school played hooky. I was a total goody-two shoes, but still a hooky master—I told my mom I couldn’t go to school whenever I woke up…

Carli Alexa Blau | June 16, 2010 - 1:30 pm

I Have Depression

We tend to think of the concept of “pain” as something physical—something that involves blood, bruises or casts. But people with mental illnesses struggle with this entirely other debilitating concept…

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2010 - 1:30 pm

I Have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

It can be something as little as the time I was standing in a hotel parking lot while on vacation one summer, and out of the corner of my eye,…

Melissa Blake | May 26, 2010 - 1:30 pm