Episode 64 – Patti

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Patti about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and ADHD as well as medical gaslighting, mental health misdiagnoses, and growing up with an undiagnosed illness.

Transcript

I’m Brianne Benness and this is No End In Sight, a podcast about life with chronic illness.

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This week I’m talking to Patti about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and ADHD as well as medical gaslighting, mental health misdiagnoses, and growing up with an undiagnosed illness.

I want to put a few content notes on this episode. Patti does briefly talk about a few in-patient psych experiences, though these are usually in passing as part of a larger story. And one of those stories is a suicide attempt and her experiences immediately afterwards. If this is something you want to skip entirely, then I’d jump ahead about seven minutes when Patti starts talking about her recurring pancreatitis. After that story she starts talking about looking for a new therapist and her interest in Jungian analysis. So if that’s what you hear when you jump ahead, you should be in the clear.

Before we start, here’s my disclaimer:

This podcast is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Make sure you talk to your practitioner about any questions or symptoms.

[interview transcript coming soon]

Thank you for listening to episode 64 of No End In Sight!

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As usual, don’t forget that I have a small Facebook Group called Chronic Hustlers for people living with chronic conditions who are self employed. It’s quiet but growing, and you’ll even find a few podcast guests in the group.

And normally I’d plug my cross-stitch company here but the website is still offline for some reason that is probably easily fixable but I keep forgetting to check.