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Endometriosis - Jacqueline White

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at age 15, but I wasn't diagnosed with Hashimoto's until I was 24. I had been struggling with symptoms for abo...

Asthma - Karah Hamel

I was diagnosed with severe chronic asthma when I was 2 years old and struggled with it on a daily basis when I was young. I grew up never knowing ...

Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome + Austism - Meg Watson

Hi, My name is Meg and I am 21 years old. When I was only three years old, I got a virus. I couldn’t walk or talk. My parents didn’t know what was ...

Ankylosing Spondylitis - Erin

I have Ankylosing Spondylitis.  I was formally diagnosed by a rheumatologist in May of 2017, but I've been dealing with the symptoms and trying to...

Diabetes - Chloe

I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was four years old. As of October 16th, 2017 diabetes has been my life for 16 years. Getting diagnosed is my f...

Crohn's Disease - Christy Hicks

I have been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, MALS, Degenerative Disc Disease, Fibromyalgia, Spinal Syrinx, and Osteoarthriti...

Panic Disorder - Megan

My name is Megan. I have panic disorder. I was diagnosed at the age of 16. I am now 25 and still trying to weave my way through life without fall...

Dysautonomia - Savannah Hahn (cofounder of OMM)

I had my first dysautonomia event when I was 4 or 5 years old, and then sporadically throughout my childhood. I remember being too young to really ...

Pancreatitis - Ashley Herin

My earliest memory of pancreatitis was when I was about four years old I was at Carowinds. I could hear the place bursting with shrieks and laughte...

Heart Disease - Jara WeinKauf

When I was born my skin was very blue, so after careful examination doctors found out that I was born with tricuspid atresia. My parents were shoc...

Lyme Disease - Caroline Rudd

I’ve been fainting since I was 4, but became symptomatic with Lyme Disease when I was 14. Once that began, all of my other illnesses began to show...

ADHD - Anonymous

My whole life I was a kid that worked hard in school and would spend hours studying to get the high grades I strived for. Unfortunately, I fell beh...