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"Dealing with a complex chronic health condition, without that support and understanding from both colleagues when I was working in the health service, but also from my clinicians when I was visiting them, is very difficult. I even had one consultant suggest that I had Munchausen syndrome, or fictitious illness as it's now known. Just because they lacked education in the condition I was dealing with."