I am a nerdy hopefully-soon-to-be graduated college student studying Marketing and Chemistry. I have dealt with low-level chronic conditions my whole life (except my ASD, which is not mild though people mistake it as such because I'm highly verbal--I also don't consider it a disability, though it has hindered me. Long story short: please let's not talk about it unless you have an ASD or are a parent, and even then no promises?), but I've just encountered a big one :). Looking to collate data and talk to other people with IIH and/or PCOS and/or Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
I was born with my ASD and ataxic cerebral palsy.
My CP left me with osteoarthritis first diagnosed when I was 7.
I was diagnosed with my ASD when I was 9, and entered therapy for it. The therapy was not assigned, it was done by my mother's best friend who was an ASD therapist and did it out of the kindness of her own heart; I don't know what type it would be classified as -- but we went over facial cues, and she talked to me a lot to get me to learn how to express my emotions with words. I stopped taking the therapy after she got married when I was 13.
I have had hashimoto's thyroiditis since I was about 12 (diagnosed with it, but told it wasn't severe enough for them to be comfortable treating a kid, and then switched to a medically incompetent doctor who was convinced somehow I was doping the test????); I was finally medicated for it when I was 19 with Synthroid (levothyroxin). At 21, I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. At 22, my father read that Synthroid was on rare occurences linked with IIH, and after finding he'd written in his medical diary for me some concerns about 6 months after I started IIH, and researching the options, he asked my endocrinologist and neurologist to switch me to Cytomel (liothyroxin). One month after my switch to cytomel I stopped taking medicine for IIH, because I no longer had any symptoms (and the medicine was doing more harm than good). In about 4 months I will probably be prescribed a lumbar puncture to see if my pressure is at normal, unless symptoms return.
I was diagnosed with IBS when I ws 20. I was diagnosed with PCOS and pernicious anemia around the same time I was diagnosed with IIH. The IBS and pernicious anemia probably come as the after-effects of a severe bout of giardia (an intestinal parasite I picked up in Ethiopia) when I was 19.