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The Ridiculous Comments I Get as Someone With an Invisible Illness

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One of the most frustrating things about opening up about an invisible illness diagnosis is the responses you get from people who probably mean well, but don’t know how harmful their comments can be.

From bogus miracle cures, to empty platitudes, to inadvertently dismissive remarks, people with invisible illnesses have heard it all.

In my experience, people just want to be heard and to know you care, but they likely don’t want your advice, unless they explicitly ask for it.

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