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What’s Something You Want People To Know About Having A Chronic Illness?

Don't judge a book by its cover. Instead, take it from us – we're living it.

Living with a chronic illness can turn your life upside down.

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It's a problem so individualized that really, you're the only one who knows what you're going through. You've gotten really, really good at hiding it because you don't think anyone will ever understand what it's like.

Maybe you wish people would stop telling you about every new treatment on the market.

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Maybe you wish they'd realize that amidst all the shitty days, you can have some pretty good days too, where you don't feel sick at all!

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And on the not-so-great days, maybe you wish people would understand how hard it is just to get out of bed at all.


No matter WHAT it is, we want to hear what it's like living with chronic illness.

So tell us: what do you wish other people understood? We want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly. This is your time.

Use the DropBox below to share your stories.

Some of the responses will be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post or video!