I'm new to this site but so far I think it's great. I have multiple health issues: diabetes, RA, fibromyalgia, asthma, heart arrythmias, blood clotting disorder, and various other things. Because of my extreme sensitivity to medicines and lots of medication allergies, I have to take prednisone every day to try and keep my inflammatory process under control. I have gained a lot of weight being on prednisone for the last 3 years but my doctor pretty much says I have no choice and that weight is the least of my worries. My question is: how do you deal with this negative self-image and the day to day toll of being chronically ill? I am also wondering if anyone else gets negative feedback from family members? I live alone but I have family members who just think I'm fat and lazy and say very hurtful things. Somedays it's more than I can take. Does anyone else deal with this?
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