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A 21-year-old member asked:

My friend says that since she knows someone who has the same condition as i and functions well day to day, i should stop acting disabled and get on with my life. what if she's right?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Rarely true: When a patient (or friend) states to "know someone with the exact same symptoms" as themselves, rarely is it true as everyone's individual situation is different. Best to consult with your doctor and not your friends.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Rarely true: When a patient (or friend) states to "know someone with the exact same symptoms" as themselves, rarely is it true as everyone's individual situation is different. Best to consult with your doctor and not your friends.

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