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    What’s wrong with me? Can anyone relate?

    I know this is so random but earlier I unplugged my hoover from the wall socket and it had somehow broken away leaving a strange hole in the socket face. We didn’t know how it had happened but I was so overwhelmed bu how it looked, I physically couldn’t look at it and honestly even thinking about it now is making me feel so uncomfortable. I can’t stop thinking about it though… it’s like an intrusive thought playing over and over in my head and I feel this awful overwhelming “icky” uncomfortable feeling. There’s also a tiny niggle to go and look at it again to maybe show my brain it’s not so bad or see if it affects me in the same way but honestly the thought if it just makes me shudder.. has anyone else experienced this kind of thing or have any ideas what I am describing? How do I stop thinking about it? I hate that it’s there in my living room..! I feel so weird??!! I’ve heard of trypophobia and wonder if it’s like that?? When I was a child I remember I had a similar feeling when seeing holes in kidney beans made by weevils so think maybe it’s that but this plug socket today wasn’t a perfect circle or repeated pattern but I genuinely feel such an intense sense of disgust. Wtf??

    #Anxiety #AnxietyDisorder #trypophobia #mentaldisorder #obsessivecomplusivedisorder #OCD #Fear #disgust #IntrusiveThoughts #aversion #Depression #PanicDisorder

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    Finding life in a spooning world

    I'm struggling. My chonic depression has been rearing its ugly head lately. The weather has my migraines and fibro wax and waining almost as regular as the tide with pain levels that barely stay in my tolerance level. I'm pretty sure I have a sinuses infection and I screwed up at work. I've been sick with more viral colds in the past six months than in the last two years combined.
    The only reason I made it through the holiday season was because just before they hit I found a sweet and crazy mutt I named Artemis Roo and I am so thankful for her presence in my life.
    So as I am sitting here today I feel like I don't know how to go forward. My health is probably at an all time low since before I was diagnosed with my fibro, and now with me messing up at work and getting pulled from my highered postion to a back of the house postion has me wondering if it isn't time to cave and quit being so stubborn. Quit trying to behave like I'm a normal functioning person when I know in my heart of hearts and in my painful daily step that I simply am not and consider looking in to partial disability and moving forward with only part time work.
    This mentally kills me, I never wanted my health to define but I think I've come to a point where I'm fighting so hard that I'm starting physically make myself worse which in turn is making my mental health worse, and both are making me more susceptible viral and bacterial issues.
    I just don't know what to do, especially because I thought I had it all balanced, but I suppose my body is telling me otherwise.
    #ChronicDepression #AnxietyDisorder #Fibromyalgia #mentallyexhusted #physicallyexhusted

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    Neurodivergent Umbrella

    Learn about #Neurodiversity and my personal journey as a #neurodivergentzebra here!

    #ADHD #PTSD #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #MentalHealth #executivefunctiondeficit #multifactorialadhd #adhdinattentivetype #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #EDS #PanicDisorder #Depression #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #AnxietyDisorder

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    Overcoming GAD Generalized anxiety disorder. Listen to my story of overcoming anxiety disorder on sound cloud.

    Listen to Ep204 - Gasping For Air During The Pandemic by Legally Clueless on #SoundCloud #Anxiety #AnxietyDisorder #MentalHealth



    hi, i’m new on here. i’m going in for psychiatric testing on the 31st of jan. i’ve already been diagnosed with adjustment disorder with anxiety and depressed moods, generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and binge eating disorder. i personally believe i also have panic disorder. my counselor and my psychiatrist believe there is a good chance that i have ADHD, but my counselor said she wouldn’t be surprised if the ADHD traits that i show are actually just worsening anxiety. i also have many, many OCD tendencies, but i haven’t been diagnosed with that, yet anyways. im on a few different medications. just wondering if anyone has had any similar experiences or anything 💗 #ADHD #OCD #ClinicalDepression #AnxietyDisorder #ADD

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    January is 10 Days In!

    Hello Everyone.
    Welcome to another episode of #WhatOnEarthIsHappening ! 🤣

    My emotions nose dived today like as if I was flying in an air plane circus show. #emotional time periods are not the best times, but they can be #Valuable when we have #Anxiety . I started to #think about all of these things that I have experienced so far since my father had died in March 2022.

    When my #Dad passed away... I lost my favorite pain in the @$$. I was his favorite too. I #Love and #MISS my Dad so much. #Death is not an easy thing to #handle . But while I was #dealing with the #Lose of my Dad, I had them lost my job right after coming down with a terrible #illness .

    It was a nightmare for me how I #lost my #Job and my #daddy all in such a short time span. I haven't found another job since because I have not mentally been #prepared for #MentalHealth is something that needed to be worked on as I am still #grieving over my father and my job.

    So... Here I am... #RidingTheWaves that come in and out in my mind. Sometimes I just need to #RollWithIt and do what I need to do in the best way I can,.. even if it isn't my usual best. #Trying is better than #denying and #Procrastinating .

    I must start small.
    If I want a #Job ... I should try a small part time job somewhere. Maybe a retail job.. but.. even #Retail can be #stressful these days. It's getting #worse now that #AnxietyDisorder is getting stronger or more intense with me. But I will do my #best to #KeepWalking onward.

    Do you have any words of encouragement for me?


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    What can cause bipolar disorder to go from bad to worse?

    Stress In many cases, a major life change or stressful event, such as losing a loved one or having financial troubles, can trigger an initial episode. How you cope with stress can also affect how your bipolar disorder progresses. #bipolarworld #BipolarDisorder #AnxietyDisorder

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    Christmas is Ending

    The #Holidayseason is coming to a close. But a new #Season is coming! ❄️☃️🌬️🌨️ While many places are covered in snow, Florida was covered with chilly weather and frost.

    Today is a lot warmer than it was days before, but by Friday it will be 80°. We had weather in the 30's and 40's which is extremely cold for Florida. We have had to cover previous plants and other vegetations too.

    It's scary but I am purely knowledgeable when it comes to how Florida always tries to fight to stay warm. I wonder about things going on with weather and #globalwarming and how things relate to my #MentalHealth .

    I am looking forward to #2023 because I know that it is one month closer to my birthday month. I tend to celebrate Mardi Gras and my Birthday all together because my birthday is in February. Mardi Gras at Universal begins in February and usually lasts about 2 months. They have parades and dancing and beads and foods. It's a Family Friendly event. That's why I like it.

    Christmas this year was a little different. Have you ever experienced the idea of having #holidayexpectations that were just unrealistic? We do not live in a lifetime movie. This year, I had very little of that, and instead just had a good time.

    How about you? #howareyou ?


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    Midafternoon anxiety

    Every single day, between 2 and 4 PM, without fail, I experience an anxiety attack. I am beginning to experience anxiety leading up to that time, because I am dreading the attack, so it is becoming a vicious cycle. After 5 PM, my anxiety subsides and I can continue on with my day and if anyone asks, I can tell them that I had a good day. Because it's true - overall, I may be having a good or even great day, but there is this daily attack that mars the afternoon.

    I have tried distracting myself, booking meetings during this time to keep myself busy, taking a break at this time to allow myself grace, talking to a therapist about this, taking an Ativan when it starts and all to no avail. The midafternoon anxiety comes regardless.

    The Ativan can sometimes help me manage the symptoms, but it does not help me continue to be a functioning person, as it does its job sedating me.

    I just wish that I understood what caused this and I wish that I knew how to make it stop.#Anxiety #AnxietyDisorder #PanicAttack #panic #Depression

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    Nail biting is known medically as onychophagia. It is a type of self-grooming behavior involving biting and chewing the nails, including the toenails. It is a destructive habit.

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    I have like really bad OCD
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    Not sure why I bite my fingernails
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    As a kid growing use to bite my toenails
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    As an adult I still bite my toenails
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    When I am stressed out, I bite my fingernails
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    As a woman I try not to bite my nails but it's difficult
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    Bite my nails when I run out of money
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    When thinking I bite my nails
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    When I'm hungry I bite my nails
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