People do notice things about those of us with chronic illness but they may not know it is because of chronic illness. Maybe they think
I’m just going to say it, there is a lot of stigma with chronic pain that makes society as a whole judge us as socially
You’re faking it One of the most common stigmas we hear is ‘You’re faking it.’ In some form or another. To get on disability. To
I was on this forum and migraines came up. Just randomly. And those with episodic migraines said things like: I hate it when people fake
Two bonus ones! (Because they wouldn’t fit on here so BONUS MATERIAL! And one alternate at the end there.) ‘You are now thin so
How has the stigma impacted you, and how have you fought it? There are many forms of stigma and I have faced a few of
It is one of the worst feelings in the world when you face medical stigma. One is mental illness stigma and leading to improper care.
I am on leave from work because of depression and pain. I wasn’t able to function when I was there and my productivity showed it
Those of us with chronic pain on the outside look fine. People will call us lazy because we do not look disabled. They will
I always wonder why people who discriminate against disabled people seek out groups like that one Facebook to spit their hate. Seek it out.
The Working Mother research included case studies of women with such disabilities as Asperger’s and fibromyalgia. What distinguishes this group of disabled workers area, among
I often wonder what people think about my bad days. When I cannot leave the house. When I cannot work. I get this impression from
I don’t know how it is for other people but I resisted the term disabled for some time. Mostly because of the stigma. There is
We all have a pain story. I ask how did this happen to you. And you tell me… your pain story. Generally, it is facts