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Doctors told woman she was a hypochondriac with anxiety for years before she found out her real diagnosis.

Doctors told woman she was a hypochondriac with anxiety for years before she found out her real diagnosis.

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This is Nadia Tasher. When she was 23 years old, she began suffering from a bizarre illness that no doctor seemed to be able to identify. In the course of one year, she visited doctors over 80 times, only to be told each time that she was either a hypochondriac, or suffering from anxiety, or both. Not one of them realized that what she was dealing with was actually lupus, a potentially life-threatening, chronic disease of the immune system.

Speaking to Cosmopolitan.com, Tasher explained that the first sign of illness was a rash, which began on her face, then showed up on her arms and finally all down her legs. Next, her hair started falling out—baldness and thinning hair are symptoms of lupus, according to Lupus.org.

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