Is it ever not okay to use your disease to get people to back off? For the first time, I did just that. I haven’t been very vocal or even open about my disease but last week I was so angry and annoyed that I asked people to stop what they were doing because I was physically becoming numb from the stress of the situation. It was something that I never wanted to do and there I was doing it. I have to admit, it felt good. I know that if it weren’t true it would be wrong but if your symptoms are becoming worse because of stress is it okay to point that out to the people who are stressing you out?