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Love yourself where you are

<p>Love yourself where you are</p>
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What’s a harmful misconception society has about chronic pain?

<p>What’s a harmful misconception society has about chronic pain?</p>
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Invitation To A New Community

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Hello, I would like to ask if anyone else who is disabled or chronically ill gets “bullied” and nagged from family members about medically necessary medication to allow a person to better function, reduce their pain levels and try to achieve a somewhat better quality of life?
I am dealing with significant other commenting and stating derogatory comments that my eyes show that I took my medication or something similar. Also, it has escalated to the point where I’ve been told I cannot accompany this person to (wherever the planned destination was that day) because of fears of what people would think “seeing that I’m using my prescribed medication” which we all know sometimes have side effects that, especially someone who knows you before you became very ill and knows you for decades might be more apt to notice differences in appearance or other induced side effects of prescription medications. Thank you very much. Best wishes to all 💝

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Dealing with a one size fits all system

I'm at my wit's end with the healthcare system that makes me more unwell when asking for help.
They use my strength against me and stigmatise me so many times. I've even had professionals comment on other professionals doing it in my medical records so it isn't just in my head or my perception.

My GP did it to me today and I calmly said what I needed to and have since pushed all the "support" away.

I tried for 3 weeks straight to get help and am now hopeless.

I was doing so well with my health- both mental and physical. Due to snow my metal work flared up my pain and I'm being refused pain relief and I asked why. Long story short this GP practice don't believe in strong painkillers. Then they accused me of coming across as manipulative and I said to her "I understand it comes across like that but it is not at all intended that way. I'm trying to get my needs met in a safe way and it is matter of fact". She continued to express she felt "backed into a corner" and I said the same thing.

I ended up punching the wall after this call and getting enraged. Not like me. I feel so stigmatised. I've been a responsible adult and not at all used my mental illness as an excuse to demand anything. I then called back to push everything away. This is how my BPD symptoms that were in remission for months have now flared up. The stigma.

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So upset I’m wheezy in my lungs bc last night neighbor opens dumpster for me no mask on cig smoke near me now since last

night because of his cigarette smoke I have asthma and chronic bronchitis now I have wheezing in my lungs and congestion because of him. I did breathing treatment this morning and took a very hot shower still no relief any ideas what I can do I called my drs office to have appointment at noon over phone how can I take care of myself today how do I get better? Doxycycline for sinus infection on last dose tonight?? #PTSD #CPTSDinrelationships #CPTSD #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BipolarDepression #Bipolar2Disorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BorderlineStigma #BORDERLINEPROBLEMS #AspergersSyndrome #Aspergers #ChronicIllness #HashimotosThyroiditis #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #ADHD #CheckInWithMe #DatingWithAChronicIllness #Upallnight #MightyQuestions #TheMightyTakeaway #Mightyfamily #MightyBookClub #Photography #Art #Friends #Hugs #Love #Poetry #Journaling #diet #GradedExerciseTherapy #lonely #sad #ButYouDontLookSick #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease #ChronicIllnessStigma #Stigma #MentalHealthStigma #Activism #notalone #Selfcare #Selflove #Volunteer #Reading #COVID19 #wearamask

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