There are a lot of things to get used to when you’re diagnosed with a chronic illness. Even before you officially know what’s wrong, managing symptoms can be an endless source of frustration.
In some ways, getting a diagnosis does make things better. But once you have one, you have to adjust your lifestyle and your expectations to fit it.
Getting diagnosed relieves a huge burden, but it also comes with a whole new host of challenges. So if you’re new to your chronic illness, don’t feel overwhelmed: it’s just another learning curve, and you can tackle it.