Time to diagnosis: 8 - 9 years
Roxie – a vibrant, gorgeous young woman with an exciting
career – is hiding a deeply upsetting story. She’s now had 20 years of living with obviously real and distressing symptoms, and she still hasn’t had the help she needs.
Despite all she’s been through, Roxie has built a successful career as a hair and make-up artist and works for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. As she talks exuberantly about her work and her supportive girlfriend Joelle, you get a sense of the wider joy and freedom that might be possible for Roxie if only she’s given the help she deserves.