1. Some of us took test after test, waiting so long to get a diagnosis.
Turns out a lot of doctors think you’re just having your 10th flu in a year.
2. Before we got diagnosed, it was hard to describe how we felt, and a lot of doctors didn’t think to test for autoimmune disorders.
“I can’t feel my body but it also feels like it’s been run over by a train and I don’t think these rashes are from an allergic reaction.”
3. We have to have a lot of patience when explaining our condition, since tons of people never heard of our disease before.
“Sjögren’s? Lupus? Hashimoto? Are these Pokémon?”