Just wanted to give you another perspective on your parents reactions. Even though I had Lupus for years prior to my daughter being diagnosed, I went into complete denial about hers! Why??? I DID NOT want her to be sick. I kept coming up with other reasons for her pain, fatigue, weight gain, etc. etc. etc. Those other reasons were actually my silent prayers and/or wishful hopes that her symptoms were not as serious as Lupus. So, I would think....maybe icyhot patches will make you feel better...your pain is because you are a dancer and you over exert your muscles and joints. I mean, I went on and on and on. Not because I didn't support her or care, but because I didn't want it to be true!!! I did not want my 19 year old daughter to be sick with Lupus!!!
I, like your parents, may have done more harm than good. I am not sure and I have to live with that now that she is gone. But, I just wanted to give you this insight so that you do not become angry with your parents and to help you to understand them a little better.
Sometimes, as parents, we unfortunately operate out of love instead of logic. You must try to see in between their love and fear and talk to them openly and honestly so that they can then react to you out of logic!!
Best of Luck
Peace and Blessings