Quote Originally Posted by magistramarla View Post
Hi Stef,
Welcome to WHL.
I think that a lot of us can look back over the years and see that mild symptoms of AI issues were there all along. I know that I had mild symptoms as a teen and young mother, but it was never diagnosed and I lived my busy life.
It's just been in the last few years that I've gotten a diagnosis and the symptoms have gotten bad enough to be noticeable, and I'm 53 now.
Good luck with those tests - let us know what you find out.
It must have been a shock to find you'd been living and managing with an illness; had you known earlier maybe you could have been more comfortable with yourself knowing you were at some disadvantage, and could have rewarded yourself better for your achievements instead of living with an eternal unrecognised struggle. That's how I feel.

I feel much calmer now that I have a sensible explanation for my troubles, and the nagging doubt that there is something ugly hidden in the background that is not right has gone away.

My Nan lived undiagnosed with MS for most of her life. My family thought she was lazy but would never have said so to her. Poor Nan, she's passed away now.