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I Can’t Live a Normal Life with Atopic Dermatitis

I’ve had atopic dermatitis since 1992, and it’s most definitely been a journey…

Journey of a lifetime

It’s changed my overall life…the scars…the not being able to live a normal life has taken its tollanxietydepression and insomnia

I’ve applied for my disability because I am unable to basically function from all the damage it’s caused. I just recently got out the hospital, 4 days of nothing but meds and pain…

Hardly recognizing myself

It is hard to look in the mirror and hardly recognize yourself….mine has always hit my neck and arms….this time it hit my face and breast area and boy did it do damage!

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  • Linette Roungchun moderator
    4 months ago

    @maryannbrooks how is your condition now? I totally understand- actually, I’m in the process of applying for Disability as well. This illness is no joke. I go bonkers when someone says “it’s just a rash” haha! As soon as I hear that from someone’s mouth- I educate!! Even though these symptoms are literally the worst, I’m forcing myself to advocate as much as possible, so that our stories are heard. Because I think that us always telling people that we are “fine” is actually doing our community a disservice. So I just want to say thank you for speaking up and telling the world that you are NOT fine!!

    Hoping you are itching less today,
    – Linette ( Moderator)

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