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Heavy emotions

Went through my memories on Facebook and this picture popped up. It's the first plushie I ever made. It was for my daughter. She was only 3 years old at the time. 14 years ago. Right before my son was born. It's a mix of emotions. I'm currently crying cuz I miss them both so much. It breaks my heart thinking about them and how everything fell apart. I should not have looked at my memories today.


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Feeling Agitated before Morning Meds #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth

I often feel very agitated and have a hard time being still in the morning until I take my morning meds. Is that normal?

For reference, I take: lexapro, propranolol, Xanax, adderall, & metformin in the am at 8-8:30am. I take the same (minus lexapro) at lunch. At 4:30pm I take my 3rd adderall. And at bedtime/10pm I take my night meds: lunesta, 3rd Xanax of the day, & latuda. My day goes by fine but by morning I feel weird until I get my in me. #BipolarDisorder

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#Migraine went away... and came back with a vengeance

I'm miserable right now. My eyes hurt, my jaw is throbbing, my skull feels like it's being crushed. I hate migraines. I drank 2 cups of coffee and took an Excedrin but it didn't help. I am exhausted and feeling very drained. Thank goodness I don't have any plans today cuz I'd have to cancel.

Next month I'm going to the cider Mill. I'm looking forward to it. I'm also going to make soups, pies, and cookies this fall. I need things to look forward to. Something to keep me happy and optimistic.

#CheckInWithMe #CheerMeOn

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Rough morning

I woke up at 8:15am and had bad tummy pain. My meds got delivered at 8:30am so I had to go outside. After I got them I went back to sleep till 11:15am. I woke up with a #Migraine and my tummy was much worse. I feel awful. I'm gonna have a Crohn's flare today. I took an Excedrin and I'm laying down trying to rest. I hate being sick. I know I'm used to it but I shouldn't have to be. I haven't checked my blood sugar yet. I drank some Gatorade. I want coffee but I don't have any energy. Maybe if the migraine goes away I can make a pot. I should eat something. Ugh


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Tell us about your "found family."

Familial relationships can be complex, even more so for those of us who have experienced some level of trauma/abuse, or who have set boundaries with our immediate or extended biological families for a variety of reasons. Thankfully, this doesn’t necessarily mean we can’t create a family of our own.

A "found family" (also called a "chosen family") is a family we create ourselves with people we meet who help us to feel safe, protected, and loved.

Do you have a "found family?" Tell us about them. What makes your relationships with them great?

#52SmallThings #Relationships #CheckInWithMe #Selfcare #MentalHealth #Disability #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RareDisease #Anxiety #Depression

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