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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

I Have TMJD

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
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