When you have a chronic illness like mito, one of the most important things you can do to help yourself is to speak up for your needs. This doesn't mean your care team isn't supportive. They may genuinely want to help. However, some people with mito find that their concerns are not taken seriously, leading to a delay in getting the right care for many years.

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Here are some ways to help you be your own advocate:

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Author(s): Mito Foundation
Reviewer(s): Members of the mito community
Version: 1
Date published: Wednesday 29 November 2023