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Disability Story – Graves’ Disease


All throughout my teenage years I suffered from mood swings, irrational behaviour, panic/anxiety attacks, intense compulsive behaviours and bouts of depression. When I finally had the courage to speak to a medical professional about how I was feeling, the issues were disregarded and seen as a part of my teenage development.

When I entered my 20’s the symptoms that were once explained away with teenage development grew worse.

I had a hard time being active, I was lethargic, I was underweight, I couldn’t handle intense light, I shook constantly, and I was extremely sensitive to any kind of stimulation.

I was run completely by my emotions, would go into rages over nothing and would have panic attacks at any show of confrontation.

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