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20 People Who Use Their Diseases To Their Advantage
Chronic illnesses are nothing to play with. Sufferers of any disease ranging from an insulin disorder such as diabetes, to a mental disorder such as depression all face different daily struggles. There are people who figure out ways to use their diseases to their advantage. Whether through cunning or more noble means, these people are enhancing their lives through their diseases.

There are ways to use disorders to one's advantage for positive growth

Autism/anxiety sufferer.  Used it to my advantage to learn skills and interests and am currently gearing towards setting up an IT business and trying for promotion in my job
I use it to my advantage.
Depression makes me kinder and able to be more empathetic and my adhd makes me able to multi task well.

Certain people with diabetes have reported that they use their differences in blood sugar levels to their advantage

I tend to use my diabetes as an excuse to get out of doing things.
I use my diabetes as an excuse to leave class

Some people actually bypass taking their medication so that actual symptoms occur

Sometimes I skip my asthma medication when I don't want to do something the next day 

I usually end up passing out - perfect excuse

There are times when people have used one disease to cover up the stigma of another

I once had a panic attack during geography class and I covered it up by using my asthma as an excuse.

Sometimes asthma can be used as a way to say no to drugs

I'm so glad I can use my asthma as an excuse to never smoke any drug...

Arthritis can be used as a way of opting out of physical work

I use my arthritis as an excuse to get out of doing housework all the time. My husband is a saint and I feel super guilty!
Even though I'm in a ton of pain from my arthritis everyday I still push myself to get what I need done. But I still use it as an excuse sometimes to get out of things I don't wanna do.

Anxiety can be used to get out of class

Sometimes I use my anxiety as an excuse not to go to school
My grandmother found out I've been staying home from school because of depression and anxiety and wants to get me a therapist. Might take this opportunity and use it to my advantage.

It can be also used to avoid social interaction

I feel like I use my social anxiety as an excuse to not be social.

Some people use depression to their advantage in the dating arena

I use my depression as an excuse when I get bored with guys so I don't have to talk to them anymore.

Certain people report that using depression specifically as a way to get out of things in fact worsens their situation

I use my depression as an excuse for everything 

It just makes it all worse

Long bathroom sessions are not always as they seem

I have IBS and sometimes I use it as an excuse to play on my phone in the bathroom at work.

Sometimes people want their irritable bowel syndrome to kick in

I have IBS but it never acts up when I want an excuse to get out of something.

ADHD can be used as a lifehack

I use my ADHD as an excuse to not listen to people I don't like or don't want to talk to.

Some people use their illness as an excuse for failure

Sometimes I use my add as an excuse but the truth is I'm lazy also
But it just makes me feel less of a failure to say it's my add

Certain folks resent the fact that they use a disease to their advantage

I hate that I use my bipolar as an excuse for everything. Literally brings me to tears.


Today I faked a full panic attack to get out of a test and just slept in the nurse's for an hour and a half. I have anxiety, I just used it to my advantage.


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