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    I don’t know how I’m going to get through this weekend

    I am struggling so much and I don’t know how to ask for time alone to engage in self soothing activities. I am constantly triggered by people, the environment, or my internal thoughts. I cannot stop organizing my environment to engage with others or even to take care of myself.
    I have been homeless for over a year and now I live in a bedroom with my boyfriend in his friend’s house (so he is now also homeless and trying to survive). I am struggling so hard with empathizing with him because I have been in this for over a year and I am not doing well at all. I cannot eat more than a little bit of noodles and a couple of cereal bars a day, I only sleep a few hours each night, my thinking and communication is impaired, and I’m constantly alert.
    He needs to talk but I cannot hear it because it immediately spirals me into an unsafe pattern of thinking. And this isn’t fair to him.
    I love him so much and he is doing absolutely everything he can. I just don’t know how to tell him what I need without hurting his feelings. And I’m worried he will become upset and leave me because I’m not able to give him the support he needs.
    I literally have him and my therapist and that’s it.
    I don’t know if anyone will see this or if it makes sense but maybe someone will be able to relate. I just feel so hopeless and I don’t see a future where I am remotely okay.
    I know this is controversial to say but there is literally no solution at the moment. I have called all of the usual agencies and all they say is “I’m so sorry, but there is nothing we have to help you.” That’s it. (I am continuing to try obviously.) So basically I am just trying to get through the weekend with some hope or a reminder that there are other people who see me.
    #CPTSD #Agoraphobia #PanicAttack #ChronicMigraines

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    Has anyone tried ketamine infusions?

    Hi all, I’m reaching out as I’ve just seen a new pain specialist who has suggested I try ketamine infusions to help with my fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy and chronic migraines. There is very little information on the internet about ketamine infusion therapy so I thought I’d reach out to you all for any advice on it or please let me know if you’ve tried it? #Fibromyalgia #PeripheralNeuropathy #ChronicMigraines #ketamine #KetamineTreatment 🇦🇺

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    How do you combat stress?

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    Has anyone done Dry Needling with a physical therapist for migraines?

    I used to have a very good paying job with great medical. I had to leave that job due to migraines and chronic pain. I work from home now thanks to the pandemic I now have free but crappy state medical (Medicaid). So I have to start over on the road of getting the right medicines for my migraines. #ChronicMigraines #Headaches #ChronicPain

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    A follow up to my last post

    #CPTSD #DomesticAbuse #ChronicMigraines

    Pt 2: yesterday I was driving through the same town where I went to the hospital and I felt such anger. I very rarely feel angry and I never act on it. But yesterday I did. I pulled into the hospital and was shaking as I requested to speak to someone about what happened Sunday. I used to advocate for myself relatively boldly but I have been so dehumanized and that advocating gave me more labels than help. But I thought “well, if they are going to say I’m paranoid and suicidal when I am not, why am I trying so hard to mask my distress?”
    I went in there and told my story. I told them I don’t need them to do anything. I don’t care what they do with that information. I don’t need an apology. I just needed someone to hear what happened.
    I was given a few numbers by the woman at the registration desk and she talked to the ER head nurse. It was acknowledged that they definitely should have stopped drawing blood if I was in pain.
    Again, I just am so proud of myself for not reducing myself more.
    #CPTSD #ChronicMigraines

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    Working again

    <p>Working again</p>
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    Currently….

    The one time I don’t have my pain medicine on me and I have to deal with it naturally #ChronicMigraines