So, someone posted something about Invisible Illnesses on their FB today and it made me think - how many of these I.I.'s do I have? More than a few. And some aren't easily talked about - in fact, some are very taboo. It makes me wonder why I am so hard on myself sometimes, when I have a "bad body day" (as I like to call them). It's pretty much expected that with a list like this one, I'm not always going to feel great.
Fibromyalgia/Myofascial Pain Syndrome/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Cervical Dystonia (neck injury)
Migraines -Atypical migraines with cluster, ice pick & tension headaches, possible Familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) and predisposition towards Bell's Palsy
Asthma (result of a toxic mold exposure)
PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
Diabetes, Type II
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Severe shellfish allergy
And the latest and most painful AND taboo addition to the list: possible Pudendal Nerve Entrapment/Vulvodynia
I know you can't tell from looking at me, but I am usually in pain/discomfort of one sort or another. And I don't mention it all the time because when you are in pain 24/7 you get used to it and there's no sense in whining. But when I DO say I don't feel good, you'd better believe I mean it!