have you ever just wanted to reply "been there. done that"
I read so many threads and really cant reply to as many as I want, however....
I wanted to say, that there was a period before I got diagnosed and after, about 2 years total, that I was considered mentaly unstable, attention getter, drug seeker, blah blah blah....
This may just be one of those things some people have to go through, kinda like growing pains for your illness and you, lol
Anyway, it passed, eventually my stories grew and the test results came back and there was no way for those people to undersell my problems anymore.
Some of them are now sympathetic, but still most just dont have any idea about the disease. I feel its kinda my obligation to educate them about the disease (if they want to know) so they better understand the seriousness of it.
So I just try to be patient and breathe alot, and yeah, it does get to me, I do cry.... When I quit crying I shake it off and I move on cause tomorrow is another day :)