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Lupus, for example). I have a similar type of illness; an autoimmune condition called hypothyroid. I have suffered from it since when I was in grade 8. In simple terms, the little soldiers from my immune system attacks my thyroid until it is gone... resulting in less and less thyroid hormones throughout my life.
I remember at first, I started to have huge trouble waking up in time and collapsing onto my bed right around 4:30pm when I came back from school. I have been a light sleeper my whole life, but slept like a dead person, and that 's all I did for a week - my parents were so scared and had to check up on me to make sure that I am still breathing. Ever since I was diagnosed, I take hormone pills every single morning to make up for the underactive thyroid, but the symptoms still affect me on a daily basis. Some days it is really good, the other days, not so much - and I do not have control over it.
On my good days, I feel content and bubbly. I function like a "healthy person." I eat healthy. I work out, I go to school, I work on my thesis, I…