Boy can I relate to this one!
It is so frustrating when people say "But you don't look sick" or "You must have eaten something"...I really want to say "try being in my body for a day and you will see how it feels."
While some of the suggestions can show genuine concern and caring, others have suggested and told me things that "downplay" the illness or make it seem like it is "all in my head" (yes, I have heard that one, too).
I agree with aoccc--eventually we will all be touched by something that will affect us and how we perceive others. Maybe those who really don't believe we have an illness will one day look back and realize that yes, it IS a real illness...
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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