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metakirbyknight

81. Posted:

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Not to make fun of you, but "Won't it be so much better with the government giving us health care.

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vampirelich

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I have had allergies since I was little, which has caused all of my hair to fall out. I don't mind being bald at all, its just I much prefer cloudy days to the sun. I also have severe eczema that is aggravated by stress. My mom has no cartilage between her hip and her leg and my brother is non-verbal autistic. So I do a lot of errands, and helping around the house, and it is almost always hectic in my house, so most of the time my skin is flared up pretty bad.

I forget why but a couple days ago it was hectic as usual and my eczema flared up, and I clawed the heck out of my neck (its still sore). This also makes it hard for me to sleep sometimes when its hot at night and I'm trying to sleep, I'll itch, and wind up clawing my skin real bad, and not realize I'm doing it because I'm half asleep or more.

Oh one time, I woke up in the middle of the night and my eye lid was sore, I had rubbed my eye so bad that it had bruised and for the next three days it looked like I had gotten a black eye. But other than that it's not too bad. When I have time to relax, I enjoy playing games, watching anime, and listening to black metal and doom metal.

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Slapshot

83. Posted:

@metakirbyknight......LOL I really hope your being sarcastic. Goverment healtcare is a joke. I have the best insurance money can buy to a average American and its great. One of the pills I take every morning (the one that lets me function normally) cost me $457 dollars a month without insurance. I pay $30. I could really get into this but Im not its not the place. BUT I will say this....both my doctors are getting out of medicine if the Health Care Reform does actually happen and me and my wife will prob be leaving the US.

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WildMan

84. Posted:

I have ADHD and Autism. You can't tell that I have Autism really, but it makes it a lot harder for me to talk to people.

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Xiao_Pai

85. Posted:

Autism is pretty popular huh? :p
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86. Posted:

Definitly Anxiety and a teeny weeny bit of OCD, actually because i'm such a crazy artist, i tend to look at a lot of things like a canvas. I just love to create plain and simple, while my head is always in the clouds. Usually, for me everything has to feel perfect, or be a certain way or i get distracted and don't want to follow through with certain things until i 'get' those other things a certain way that i'm satisfyed with. :p Also, i'm pretty obsessed with my appearance. lol But as far as having a disability? Naddah. Unless "Living in the 80's Disease' counts, if so i wan't that disease for life haha.

Kidding aside, as of late i've been getting my butt kicked my an Auto Immune dissorder, which has been going on for 6 years. My Current Doctor/NaturoPath has almost connected the dots, and i may be on my road to recovery in the next couple of months. Here's hoping!

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87. Posted:

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Im NOT self Diagnosed...It cost me over 45,000 in medical bills and nearly two years of hell to get diagnosed. Because so many people get a little depressed or beaten up by life and need pills nowadays when you actually go to the doctors with a real problem you get freaking treated like you want some depression medicine. Im not saying that everyone is faking things.But medicine has become the new way out of having to deal with lifes hard times for millions of people and that cost me years of fighting a system that thought I just wanted some meds to make me feel better and lying about not being able to stay awake.

I didn't realize how things work in US. Here in Finland we have free health care and medicines are for the most part really inexpensive. My mom and sister work in pharmacy and I had a summerjob there too last summer and I was shown how much medicines are really worth and what customers have to pay to get them and in some cases the first number was a three-digit-number and the one customer pays was only two-digit-number. I think one medicine's price was 300€ and for customer it was only something like 20€. And getting diagnosed isn't hard at all here. You just call and ask for time then when it's your turn you go there. Simple.

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I have a heart condition but I dont notice it much.

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89. Posted:

I'm slightly Dyslexic, and have mild Asthma, never thought about going in and getting tested for anything else.

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Mr_Trill281

90. Posted:

i just had my heart valve replaced now i have ticker on it all doc were shocked about it im so young they never had 33 year with bad valve...

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Zombie_Barioth

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I have really mild aspergers syndrom, I have problems showing emotions or empathy and also means I have no sense of smell and low T. As a result I'm also rather anti-social and tend to get along better with animals than people, being an introvert doesn't help. I'm actually sureprised at the number of people who have it as its not very common.

Other than that I'm nearsighted. Its pretty mild from what I can tell but its gettong to the point where anything small needs to be with in a foot of my face. Any studies on the relation between nearsightedness would be interesting but I'm think its just got something to do with staring at a screen for long periods of time. Most gamers don't seem too keen on taking breaks and it makes sense that prolonged eye strain would be a cause. Your eyes becomeing more and more adapted to seeing upclose also makes sense, most animals that are nearsighted rely on other senses due to environmental factors so their eyesight degraded. Only problem is you would need the percentage of people who game on small screens upclose vs. those that game on large screens from far away.

I've always wondered what it is that makes medicine so expensive in the first place. I mean with all the advancements in the field you would think it would help lower costs but I guess not.

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Birdman

92. Posted:

I'm nearsighted, so I wear glasses (and I also have a sweet pair of prescription Ray-Bans). I also have general outdoor allergies, so I take Zyrtec everyday. Other than that, not much.

@Zombie_Barloth - As sad as it is to say this, part of the reason medication is expensive comes down to corporate greed. Because companies don't need to tell consumers how much it actually costs to produce certain prescriptions, often times the price turns from a game of "How low of a price can we offer to consumers?" to "How much can we charge consumers for a prescription, and they'll still buy it?"It's unfortunate that we live in a society (here in the U.S.) where people's health can be less important than making a profit, but that's the way it is sometimes.

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ChibiJib

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I'm REALLY short sighted (need glasses to see laptop screen properly, can see without, just not as good but the good thing about that is that I can see thing REALLY clear up close (Can see retina display sized pixels clearly, they need to make even smaller pixels :P). The problem is that I'm supposed to look in the distance frequently to see more clearly but it's just too boring for me, just looking at plain, still trees. I'm thinking that maybe is I sit a bit further from my laptop/TV (maybe 2x further) I can strengthen/exercise my eyes as well as enjoy playing games! Other that, there isn't really any other disability, maybe a mild case of ADHD though...

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Wheels2050

94. Posted:

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I'm willing to bet that 95% of these are self-diagnosed.

Agreed. No disrespect to people who actually have a diagnosis, but there seems to be something about the gaming/nerd community where people want to feel 'special' in some way, so they constantly come up with non-existent medical conditions to make themselves stand out somehow.

I've seen it many, many times and it annoys the crap out of me. There's always someone who is like "Well, I'VE got this thing where it it's a sunny day and the moon is also visible, coupled with a wind speed of over 10km/h and it's a Friday, my left eye twitches. How weird is THAT!"

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CanisWolfred

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I've been diagnosed with ADD, Aspergers, and depression. I also have a lot of anxiety, but apparently not to the point that it can be called a disorder. This makes it incredibly difficult for me to start tasks, and complete them on time. I also have a lot of trouble communicating verbally and visually (ie body language). I also tend to obsess, and have some nervous habits that crop up regularly (mostly playing with my hair).

The oddest thing, though, is that my obsessions come and go, seemingly in waves, and it's completely unpredictable what I may become obsessed with. Now that I'm older, these waves are shorter in duration and less frequent. As such, I no longer have, and perhaps never truly had, a focus like most others who have been diagnosed with Aspergers. In fact, I was pretty confident they'd say I didn't have aspergers when I went in for the diagnosis. I guess they focus more on the communication problems than the obsessive issues.

The only thing I've had a lasting obsession with (over 5 years in duration) is with robots, lately of the giant variety. Even then, it's not that bad, I just find myself daydreaming about them regularly.

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96. Posted:

Wheels2050 wrote:

clicketyclick wrote:

I'm willing to bet that 95% of these are self-diagnosed.

Agreed. No disrespect to people who actually have a diagnosis, but there seems to be something about the gaming/nerd community where people want to feel 'special' in some way, so they constantly come up with non-existent medical conditions to make themselves stand out somehow.

I've seen it many, many times and it annoys the crap out of me. There's always someone who is like "Well, I'VE got this thing where it it's a sunny day and the moon is also visible, coupled with a wind speed of over 10km/h and it's a Friday, my left eye twitches. How weird is THAT!"

Yeah, I have also become a little weary of people who claim to be 'slightly dyslexic', 'sightly autistic', or even 'slightly bi-polar' (how can you be slightly inclined to veer to extremes of mania and depression?)

I was diagnosed with being on the autistic spectrum when I was 4 years old. I didn't speak until I was 7, and spent 10 years in special needs schools. If you like, I've 'done my time'.

So yeah, it is annoying when someone says they're mildly autistic because they watch Battlestar Galactica a lot.

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Morphbug

97. Posted:

Well, my behaviour makes me believe I must have something, but meh I have never cared enough to visit a doctor about it.

I'm must also wear glasses, tha counts right?

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98. Posted:

I'm just weird. :)
By the way, there is no such thing as free health care. The money for government health care has to come from somewhere. That somewhere is YOUR pockets.

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CanisWolfred

99. Posted:

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So yeah, it is annoying when someone says they're mildly autistic because they watch Battlestar Galactica a lot.

To be fair, the autism spectrum is pretty wide and varied.

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100. Posted:

CowLaunch wrote:

Wheels2050 wrote:

clicketyclick wrote:

I'm willing to bet that 95% of these are self-diagnosed.

Agreed. No disrespect to people who actually have a diagnosis, but there seems to be something about the gaming/nerd community where people want to feel 'special' in some way, so they constantly come up with non-existent medical conditions to make themselves stand out somehow.

I've seen it many, many times and it annoys the crap out of me. There's always someone who is like "Well, I'VE got this thing where it it's a sunny day and the moon is also visible, coupled with a wind speed of over 10km/h and it's a Friday, my left eye twitches. How weird is THAT!"

Yeah, I have also become a little weary of people who claim to be 'slightly dyslexic', 'sightly autistic', or even 'slightly bi-polar' (how can you be slightly inclined to veer to extremes of mania and depression?)

I was diagnosed with being on the autistic spectrum when I was 4 years old. I didn't speak until I was 7, and spent 10 years in special needs schools. If you like, I've 'done my time'.

So yeah, it is annoying when someone says they're mildly autistic because they watch Battlestar Galactica a lot.

OCD is another good one. I don't think most people actually understand what OCD is.

Just because you like to keep your games in alphabetical order doesn't mean you have OCD. It just means you like to be organised.

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