by Elaine Atwell in Healthline.
If you’ve ever had to explain your medical condition to a stranger, you’ve probably experienced the wide-eyed pity, the awkward silence, and the “Oh yeah, my cousin has that” comment. But the most frustrating experience of all may be when you patiently explain your condition to someone, and they immediately inform you that you’re mistaken, because that condition does not, in fact, exist. Seriously?
Regardless of your ailment, there’s always someone who doesn’t believe in it. From depression denialists to fibromyalgia truthers to those people who think you can vitamin-C your way out of any condition — you can be sure there’s a staple critic waiting to educate you on proper condition management.
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