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Been struggling with the pain

<p>Been struggling with the pain</p>
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Where I am right now #CheckInWithMe

<p>Where I am right now <a class="tm-topic-link mighty-topic" title="#CheckInWithMe: Give and get support here." href="/topic/checkinwithme/" data-id="5b8805a6f1484800aed7723f" data-name="#CheckInWithMe: Give and get support here." aria-label="hashtag #CheckInWithMe: Give and get support here.">#CheckInWithMe</a> </p>
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Parents coming to visit #CheckInWithMe

I have been unofficially in a no-contact relationship with my parents since last autumn. Due to covid-related travel restrictions, they have not been permitted to travel to my region since then. Well, now they are planning a trip at the end of the month.

I don't want to see them. I don't have anything light to "chat" about, like my mom wants. And they are not emotionally safe people or respectful of my boundaries. If I ask them to keep something private or confidential, they choose to share it with other family members and people I don't even know in their church and excuse it by calling it a "prayer request". I am not willing for my life to be put on display like this.

The thing is, they still have a number of boxes of my belongings stored at their home from when I was living out of the country. I feel like my belongings are being held hostage - accept a visit with them or don't get access to my things.

I haven't been very clear with them about my boundaries because I can't explain it without exposing very personal and private details of my life. I recognize that that has caused a problem now.

Does anyone have any advice for my situation?

#CheckInWithMe #Family #Parents #Relationships #boundaries #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #EmotionalAbuse #AdviceWelcome

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Optic nerve sheath fenestration?

So I’m having an ONSF procedure done on my left eye on Tuesday. My mom and I are working to get all the details ironed out but I was curious if anyone had any experience with this?
I know the basics, as I’ve done some research and gone over it with my doctor, but I’d love to hear from the Mighty community as well!

#RareDisease #onsf #opticnervesheathfenestration #EyeSurgery #AdviceWelcome #Advice #IIH #IdiopathicIntracranialHypertension #IH

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Words of encouragement? #CheckInWithMe

<p>Words of encouragement? <a class="tm-topic-link mighty-topic" title="#CheckInWithMe: Give and get support here." href="/topic/checkinwithme/" data-id="5b8805a6f1484800aed7723f" data-name="#CheckInWithMe: Give and get support here." aria-label="hashtag #CheckInWithMe: Give and get support here.">#CheckInWithMe</a> </p>
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First Neurophthalmologist appointment next week... any advice?

So I have my first appointment with a neuropthemolegist (still can’t spell sorry) next Thursday and I’m not sure what to expect. I’m quite nervous and would love to hear about other’s experiences to quell some of my anxiety. The one thing I have heard about this particular doctor is that she is very thorough and the appointment will probably take like 3 hours so... any advice is greatly appreciated!
#IIH #iihwarrior #IdiopathicIntracranialHypertension #BenignIntracranialHypertension #PseudotumorCerebri #IntercranialHypertension #doctorsappointment #Advice #AdviceWelcome

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✨So I just started my new job. I’ve been there for 3 days so far. I haven’t mentioned to anyone my about my mental illnesses & how I may have some doctor appointments every now and then, along with therapy sessions every 2 weeks. I’m afraid to say anything in fear that they’ll fire me because I have too many complications/issues. Or they’ll think I can’t do this job, which I can. I’m so scared. I feel sick to my stomach.
✨I was supposed to have a therapy session today but couldn’t. The secretary called to reschedule & I told her I really need something after 4:30pm. She asked if I could do like a 9am....no..I work from 8am-4:30pm. Then she asked what about lunch, I said no because for now I only get 30mins, my sessions are an hour. She said she’d speak to my therapist & call back later. She didn’t call me back. My therapist new about me starting at a new job & promised we’ll figure everything out, but today when talking to the secretary I got the feeling that wasn’t true. I’m super anxious about that because this is the FIRST therapist I’ve really connected with & felt comfortable with (I’ve had 3 before her).
✨So, I need advice...do I tell my boss about my illnesses? How should I go about telling them this? Do I tell them about the specific illnesses I have or just say I have some mental illnesses that require doctors appointments to fill medication & therapy sessions? Do I have to do any of that? Do y’all think my therapist will help work around my schedule (she’s amazing & really cares about me but idk)? Am I right for being anxious about all of this? HELP!😣

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What do I need to tell the psychiatrist? #Firsttime

A temporary counselor through the public mental health centre has been trying to refer me to a psychiatrist for the past month and she called today to tell me that not only was she able to get an appointment for me, with the psychiatrist she requested, but it is also for five days from now! It was originally projected to be in the third week of April, so this is a very big surprise.

I'm trying really hard to hold it lightly and not let anxiety take over. I want so badly for this to make a difference, but I also feel like the psychiatrist probably won't listen or take me seriously.

So, what do I need to make sure to say or ask about? The counselor suggested that I write some notes to look at during the call, but I don't know what to include besides medication history.

What do I need to know?

#Psychiatrist #Medication #AdviceWelcome #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD

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Peace

<p>Peace</p>
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