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    You may have PTSD/CPTSD if…

    So I’ve noticed those with CPTSD and PTSD often report similar experiences. I hadn’t realized how typical my own were until I read others stories. So I thought I’d make a list of common shared experiences in those with PTSD/CPTSD…

    #1 Your abusers and told you the abuse was normal and everyone does it ergo you’re being dramatic.

    #2 You blamed yourself without even realizing it. Let’s face it we don’t walk away thinking it’s our fault clear as day. That’s illogical. But we walk away with doubts that eventually dig into our heads while we’re not even paying attention. The next thing we know we think we’re inherently bad and deserving of being treated as such.

    #3 You switch back and forth from having sympathy for you’re abuser to believing they’re evil incarnate.

    #4 You wonder if you’re too damaged to think for yourself. If you don’t have experience in what’s right then can you know what’s wrong?

    #5 You avoid watching any movies or tv shows with extremely painful emotional expressions yet are strangely drawn to them.

    #6 You wake up feeling panic and/or anxiety and expecting something terrible to happen to you every day.

    #7 You struggle to set necessary boundaries with others because you worry they’ll reject you. Perhaps you feel you’re not worthy of boundaries.

    #8 You don’t trust anyone and struggle with emotional intimacy. Perhaps you feel scared everyone is going to hurt you.

    #9 You have chronic migraines, irritable bowels, and/or body aches all the time.

    #10 You need to be in control of everything at all times so you know what’s up. Even things that to others seems inconsequential.

    #PTSD #CPTSD #Trauma #Abuse

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    The Mighty’s Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2021: #6

    <p>The Mighty’s Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2021: <a class="tm-topic-link ugc-topic" title="6" href="/topic/6/" data-id="5c7b201a0d832b00d46d7bb2" data-name="6" aria-label="hashtag 6">#6</a> </p>
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    Meme #6

    <p>Meme <a class="tm-topic-link ugc-topic" title="6" href="/topic/6/" data-id="5c7b201a0d832b00d46d7bb2" data-name="6" aria-label="hashtag 6">#6</a> </p>
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    Meme #6

    <p>Meme <a class="tm-topic-link ugc-topic" title="6" href="/topic/6/" data-id="5c7b201a0d832b00d46d7bb2" data-name="6" aria-label="hashtag 6">#6</a> </p>
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    What my son with special needs taught me 💔❤

    Following is the list of the ten things out of many more which my special needs little boy taught me, its been three and half years that hes no longer with me,but still continues to teach me about resilience, hope,miracles and strength. #1 . MIRACLES HAPPEN: I started believing in miracles ,coz I got to see them quite often, the developmentally delayed hypotonic child who couldn't raise his neck at ten months became the wonder boy who would be jumping up and about. #2 . YOUR CHILD BECOMES YOUR BIGGEST STRENGTH: My son showed me courage like a warrior I never knew he could be,he taught me to over power week emotions,made me rational, more logical, made me aware of my inner strength, the harder it got the tougher I became. #3 : BE KIND:One of the best things he taught me was to Always Be Kind, at times he was laughed upon, made fun of, but he would always respond with a smile and would often say Sorry,I've learnt to say Sorry and Thankyou, sometimes a bit too much. #4 :STUBBORNNESS BECOMES YOUR FINE TRAIT :When you are living with a medically complexed child ,and you have all the other issues to deal with also,Stubbornness comes from within, you need to be head strong and stubborn. #5 : YOUR INSTINCT IS ALWAYS CORRECT: Even if it's a teeny tiny gut feeling Go for it,theres something super powerful about a Mothers instinct, even if the labs or scans tell differently, follow your gut instinct, it comes from the heart. #6 . YOU DONT PANIC ANYMORE: Even though the stormy waves will be gushing to and fro in your life,you learn to remain calm,not panic ,take charge, amidst , my sons dangerous seizures, with constant falls,cuts and stitches,I discovered the New Calm Me. #7 :YOU LEARN EVERY DAY HOW TO BE A BETTER MOM:Learning becomes apart of you,no matter how learned you are, your child gets to become your biggest teacher,you learn the lessons of patience, strength and unconditional love, your child will make you the advocate, you always wanted to meet. #8 :YOU WILL BE MAKING EXTRA ORDINARY NEW BEST FRIENDS:Along the journey of raising my little boy, I met similar and stronger moms,who continue to inspire me till date with their strength, wit and hope. #9 :YOU'VE GOT THIS: No matter what the world,or Google,or doctors or therapists tell you, You've always got this, You become your biggest support,every time you get knocked down,you'll stand up stronger than before. #10 . ACCEPT and LET GO: sometimes ,comes a point when the journey is also about braving through the most painful moment,After all the storms you've sailed through, you also learn to surrender, to the will of Al Mighty, You surrender and you let go, only for the memories to give you new strength.

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    Morgellons in Canada - Letter 2/Part 3

    Letter 2/Part 3
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    Most Morgellons disease patients examine the letter from August 2009 from the Office of the Minister of Health of Canada and come to the conclusion that the Office of the Minister of Health of Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and the CDC, are all extremely dangerous and violent enemies bent on the ongoing reckless endangerment and torturous methodologies exhibited thus far against this vulnerable patient population.
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    There are even those who have respectfully warned me that my life may be in danger as a result of these actions I am now in the process of taking by communicating some of this information with you.
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    The impacts on myself and my life of continuing to live in fear of being further harmed by such institutions as yours, either directly or indirectly, have been further ruining my life. It has taken me 10 years of tremendous suffering to build up the courage to have my voice heard today by the greatest health care authority in our nation.
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    I cannot predict how you will deal with this public health emergency related to Morgellons disease but I will inform you that I am backed by almost a half-million patients including a growing number of health care professionals and scientific researchers.
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    For the record, I am patient #6 in this peer-reviewed sxientific study, Exploring the association between Morgellons disease and Lyme disease: identification of Borrelia burgdorferi in Morgellons disease patients (https://bmcdermatol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12895-015-0023-0).
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    I have PCR DNA proof positive testing for Disseminated Lyme Borreliosis, I have microbiology gold standard proof positive culture testing for Disseminated Lyme Borreliosis and I even have photographs of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto bacteria cultured from my Morgellons disease skin lesions. In accordance with this study and other clinically relevant evidence I am diagnosed with Lyme disease and Morgellons disease in accordance with Morgellons skin fibrosis.
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    With all due respect, there is no other way around Morgellons disease anymore other than to examine the peer-reviewed scientific reports based on scientific studies of true Morgellons disease patients (https://thecehf.org/research/) such as myself, and to validate it as a true physiological disease. From there, it seems that there is no way around the exercising of due dilligence related to health care protocols which in this case, would also appear to require a public inquiry, human rights investigation and a criminal investigation.
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    Someone is responsible for the deplorable state of affairs we have today in Canada regarding this public health disaster related to the condition known to the Canadian public as Morgellons disease. While it is too late for the remaining Morgellons disease patients who are still alive, measures ought to be taken in order to prevent such a failure in the future.
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    End of Letter 2/Part 3

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    Morgellons Q & A #6

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    Q: That is not comforting at all. What if I get bit by a tick? What if I need a blood transfusion from the Red Cross that is tainted with Lyme disease bacteria, or any of the other tick-borne diseases, which they do not screen for? What do I do? I am relatively healthy now but ticks are transported by birds virtually everywhere including my own back yard!

    A: You better hope that prayers will save you. The tests are not diagnostic but you and your doctor will be led to believe they are. 2 to 4 weeks of antibiotics won't cure you unless you get treatment right away. If you get tested right away the test will be negative no matter what since the "non-diagnostic test/for in-house surveillance purposes only test" does not test for the actual bacteria itself, rather it only tests for antibodies that your immune system will eventually produce over the course of time. "non-diagnostic test/for in-house surveillance purposes only test" that only tests for antibodies only checks for one strain of Lyme disease among all the known strains and mutations of each strain. Furthermore, according to a U.S. Senate report in August of 2012, among other bad news about they indicated that the Red Cross admitted "...at least 12 deaths nationwide from tick-borne diseases after it was transmitted by transfused blood." If prayers don't save you, you are best to wait for a miracle to fall from the sky. If you do not suffer from a tick borne disease, you are one of the lucky ones so enjoy life, wear long pants outdoors in the summer with the pant legs stuffed into your socks, wear a long sleeve shirt tucked in at the waist with tight sleeves around your wrists with elastic bands and spray any exposes skin with the highest potency Deet every 2 to 4 hours but be careful because it is toxic for humans to apply it to skin. In french they say "Bonne chance!".
    Extra: Among other bad news, this same U.S. Senate report of 2012 stated:
    • Tick-borne diseases are a public health crisis that truly knows no boundaries.
    • Anyone can be a victim at any time, and it is a crisis that has been ignored for too long.
    • The reality is that many people will continue to be infected every single year.
    • There is a disagreement about proper diagnostic protocols and the lack of awareness of these diseases.
    • Difficulties in identifying and diagnosing these diseases then lead to more difficulties when it comes to treatment.
    • In fact, there is no standard and wholly effective treatment
    This comes from the U.S. Senate report, I have just copied and pasted it here so don't blame me for spreading awareness...