[quote="brenda, post: 455624, member: 184] I don't understand how mine was missed at school but l learned to hide it early on and act as though l understood things whilst just being totally confused by people ..[/quote] In a way its much like having to hide ones ME/CFS and the brain confusion we get with that or having to hide how we feel with our ME/CFS. Ive had a lifetime practice trying to "hide" and trying blend in. I wonder if my hiding experience helps me hide my ME/CFS brain stuff more? I hid my ME/CFS from my family and friends for a long time.. being embarrassed about being not as capable as others due to poor health. In my family illness was never welcome and always explained away with "You'll be right", the dont worry be happy attitude. I remember having what I think was bad food poisoning when I was about 12 or 13 and my mother wouldnt take me to a dr.. "You'll be fine, you're probably about to get your period for the first time". I was so so sick!! I need a t-shirt saying "Expert in hiding confusion!"