Hello, I am new to the community but a long time sufferer. I have been battling my family and the doctors for years now because, all of the diagnostic tests are normal and I can fake wellness for a short period of time. I recently had a conversation with a close friend who told me that my illness is not that special and many of people are worse off and live normal lives. These types of conversations and the fact that no validation from a medical profession makes me think, well maybe it is all in my head. Can someone please help me come to come to terms with this illness even if the doctors can not measure it nor can it be seen from the outside.