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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

I Have Narcolepsy

Like most high school kids, I often fell asleep during class when I was bored. But my last two years of high school, it started happening more frequently and I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 19, 2010 - 1:30 pm

I Have Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome

Fact #1: I am a woman. I have boobs, ovaries, fallopian tubes and, well, a place down under. I have had the joy (yes, that’s sarcasm) of a regular period…

Erin Daly | May 12, 2010 - 1:00 pm

I Had A C-Section

Right before I signed the paper, I looked into my husband’s fearful eyes and felt a wave of disbelief at the realization that I was about to consent to the…

Joie Jager-Hyman | May 5, 2010 - 5:30 pm

I Have Multiple Sclerosis

I was 17 years old and sitting in a dimly lit, poorly ventilated doctor’s office next to an incredibly nervous mother. I never imagined that the following six simple words…

MKR1982 | April 28, 2010 - 2:30 pm