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The greatest key to mental health

Practicing mental health exercises and being at peace with yourself and your situation has nothing to do with the obstacles that will constantly be around you. Even if you did remove the greatest challenge of your life, another greatest challenge would present itself. Mental health is all about building yourself and removing your demands for the way the world should be. By all means, strive to make the world a better place, but don't wait for that to happen before you love yourself. What do you think?

Also, I'm so grateful for all of you and would love to get to know you all better outside of The Mighty, so if you're on Instagram, feel free to reach out at:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether

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The importance of falling

It's so easy to wish to redo the past or remove the trauma that hurt us the most, but if we did that, how much would we grow? The only reason I am here, running this group and with the education I have, is because of my pain. Take that away and you take all this away too. You can't have strength without weakness or growth without challenges. Are we not given the gift of immaturity so that we may also experience the gift of maturing? Are we not knocked down so that we may stand up? Do we not all have to die, so that before that, we may live?

Also, I'm so grateful for all of you and would love to get to know you all better outside of The Mighty, so if you're on Instagram, feel free to reach out at:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether

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Started Chemo 2/14/24, I think I have an UTI

I’ve been treated for chronic UTI’s for 2 years now. A couple months ago I was put on Methamenamine or something like that haha. It’s to prevent UTI from even developing.

Can I take antibiotics while I’m going through chemo for breast cancer? I read a few articles that say no. To use them sparingly.

Chemo seems to have amplified my ailments. Migraines, stomach pain, nausea and uti’s. This is going to be a bumpy ride, especially if more of my issues get amplified too

Any suggestions?#Cancer #BreastCancer

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Endometriosis research: biomarkers and medications

tldr: (from the article)

1) French pharmaceutical firm Ziwig, has developed the “Endotest” which looks for specific micrornas—tiny strands of genetic material—which, one study shows, appear in the saliva of women with existing endometriosis diagnoses. The health-care authority of France approved a pilot scheme to assess the effectiveness of this test.

2) Scottish research shows that those with peritoneal endometriosis had significantly higher levels of a chemical called lactate in their pelvises than those without. Cancer research has shown lactate plays a role in helping cancer cells proliferate. Scientists then looked for a drug that had already been tested in cancer patients, settling eventually on dichloroacetate (dca). The initial trial looks promising, a larger trial including placebo group is planned.

From me: This article is behind a paywall. The Economist is a business/economics magazine and generally covers health topics that are large enough to have an effect on the economy (e.g., malaria, diabetes, mental health, etc.). I’ve found over the years that research they report is pretty solid and respectable, although it doesn’t always pan out.

Hoping this research brings real understanding and treatment! 🌼

www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2024/02/07/the-firs...

The first endometriosis drug in four decades is on the horizon

At last, progress is being made on a condition that affects one woman in ten
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When was the last time you had a “good” day?

Good days are subjective — what they feel like, how they’re measured. To some of us, a good day may be one with “only” moderate pain. To others, it may actually look like being pain-free. Or perhaps, for you, a “good” day is defined by tasks completed or a general improvement in mood.

We’re curious when the last “good” day you had was. How did you spend it? What did it feel like?

#MightyMinute #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #CheckInWithMe #CheerMeOn #Caregiving #Cancer #Grief

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Make your life your friend

Working on making the present moment your friend is a practice embraced by many who seek mindfulness and inner peace. By accepting and embracing the present moment, individuals often find greater contentment, reduced stress, and increased resilience. On the other hand, resisting the present moment can lead to frustration, anxiety, and a sense of disconnect from reality. While resistance might provide temporary relief or distraction, it usually doesn't offer a sustainable solution. Ultimately, learning to befriend the present moment can be a powerful tool for personal growth and well-being. How many people work on making the present moment their friend? On the other hand, how many people resist the present moment? If so, does it work?

Also, I'm so grateful for all of you and would love to get to know you all better outside of The Mighty, so if you're on Instagram, feel free to reach out at:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether #SchizophreniaSpectrumPsychoticDisorders

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It will pass

What do you guys think about this one?

Also, I'm so grateful for all of you and would love to get to know you all better outside of The Mighty, so if you're on Instagram, feel free to reach out at:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether #SchizophreniaSpectrumPsychoticDisorders

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Panic attacks feeling doom and gloom on top od anxiety attack.

Hey everyone. So basically my panic attacks started after I got covid for the first time in December. In thr past I used to have them and hadn't had them this bad for a few years. On top of that just found out my dad has cancer and he lives with me. So now I'm having them off and on all day don't know when they are coming and I get this fear I'm going to die. Tingling in the head and just straight fear. If anyone has any guidance on how I cam get these under control I would appreciate it. I feel alone , lost and in so fearful.

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