Welcome to HealingWell and to our forum. I hope you find some community and some support here. I'm sorry you lived so long without a proper diagnosis, but that is extremely common. I have heard the average gap between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis is anywhere from 7 to 12 years. It's a hard condition to diagnose. It's good that you have some medication now and are feeling a little better.
You are close with your husband and son then? Excellent. You are a lucky woman. Not everyone's family is so supportive. I hope it helps you from feeling to lonely. As you implied in your post, it's not the sort of thing we can talk about with just anyone, so it can get kind of lonely. I hope you meet some nice people here.
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