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tnichel - October 25

I'm here to gripe since no one else will listen. Since being diagnosed 2 months ago I have seen most of my friends go the other way. I was so happy to find out i wasn't crazy. Now I'm really sad, which probably isn't helping with the flares, because I feel there's no one I can talk to. And i want to cry when I think about how I've been there for all of my friends when they needed supported... mostly stuff like boyfriends, etc... but when i need the support, they've all disappeared. I guess I'm even more frustrated b/c i don't think I'm seeing the right doctor and am having a heck of a time finding a good one. I can't even really talk to my family either. I'm trying not to go into a state of depression but it's hard when there's NO ONE to talk to and you're in constant pain. Anyone with coping tips, i would appreciated the advice. And thanks for letting me vent.

 

dalejr62 - October 29

I can understand why you need to gripe. Your family, friends,coworkers ANY & EVERYBODY looks at us like were crazy. I feel like when I tell people how I'm feeling they look at me like "yeah uh sure your in pain" Sometimes I just want to scream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

marwal - November 27

It's been a long road of illnesses, aches and pains and my husband listening to me complain for 17 years. Now I just tell him, "See, I'm not crazy!" In fact I really did think at times I was losing my mind. But for those people who disappear on you, maybe they weren't TRUE relationships. I find that as I get older that the superficial ones sort of fall away, and even if I don't have 40 best friends anymore, i foster the ones I have now. Be with people of like mind. And finally, find yourself a 'rheumatologist'. Mine was able to put all the pieces of the puzzle together. Take care.

 

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