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Drained

I wake with plans to get so much done. I eat and talk to my mom. I had to do my wash and I said I would clean while the wash was going. I start getting really depressed. I watered my plants then I was done. I pushed myself each step of the way but I still can't do much. Nerve pain from a surgery December 8, 2022 has left me with non stop pain with every breath. Yawning feels like a stab in my lung.

I decided to bring all 4 of my grandkids their birthday presents because I had covid and couldn't before today. Just driving to their house and home left me in so much pain. I keep pushing on but by the end of the day everything hurts and I don't want to be here anymore.

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Dark thoughts and loneliness

Hi,

I'm new here so just navigating how it all works. I talk about dark thoughts incase that triggers you.

I'm fairly isolated and feel lonely but struggle to be around other people. I keep having thoughts about not being here anymore, as that seems like the only option, but I have enough insight to know I don't want to cause distress to others by doing anything that I can't come back from. I just find life so hard.

I've had Long covid for the last 3 years which has caused me to be mainly housebound and has magnified the mental health issues I had before but seemed to have a handle on.

I don't know who I am or how to be anymore or where to start. I've lost friends over the last 3 years, had to give up my job, I'm single, child-free and estranged from both parents. I feel like nothing. Sometimes I have this weird feeling that I'm not even real and it scares me.

I think I need to go back on antidepressants again, I am really fighting that though and I'm not even sure what my issue is with taking them as they've helped in the past. I guess I'm just reaching out for some connection. Thanks for reading x

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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is AnnabelleAlone. I'm here because I'm feeling alone and isolated. I've had Long covid for the last 3 years and it's magnified other mental health I had previously struggled with. I spend so much time alone now that even though I crave company I find it really unsettling and difficult.

#MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #PTSD

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Not a great week…trying to start Monday off right

Hello,

I am yet again trying to restart my life after being sick for almost all of February. I have long covid and I’m on immunosuppressants so what I *think* happened is that I caught a small virus, took some time to get over, and now my body is completely exhausted. I’m trying really hard to cope with the anger, frustration, and disappointment—as I try to put things back together at work.

My goal today is to move around a little bit and drink enough water. And make a game plan for trying to get back in person. Again. Wish me luck!

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I’m new here!

Hi, my name is AminaTheWeak51.
I have a ton of chronic conditions and now covid on top of that. I need some friends because I live alone and I can't even have pets because I am allergic. one of my therapist said I could meet people here.
#MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Migraine #PTSD

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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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Ampligen update: bad news for all of us w/ M.E. and Long Covid

I'm just so freaking worn out. Here's the latest re the current Ampligen trial.

For those who might not know, Ampligen is often referred to as "the Lazarus drug" b/c in its previous trials it has effectively combatted Post-Exertional Malaise.

However, it can sometimes cause liver damage. As such, a debate has swirled around Ampligen for decades and, indeed, some Myalgic Encephalomyelitis advocates think the risk of liver damage has been over-interpreted.

After a particularly horrid week, I was so hoping we'd all get some good news re the Ampligen trial. And I still believe it could be modified in a way that maintains its efficacy w/out causing severe side effects.

I do know that there's a massive financial incentive to develop a long-lasting treatment for both Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and for Long Covid b/c w/ tens of millions of us out of commission in the U.S. alone, well, someone's gonna get rich if they can treat us.

Damn post-viral illnesses straight to hell.

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AIM’s ampligen stumbles in Phase II trial

#MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #longcovid #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #cfsisamisnomer #ChronicIllness #PostexertionalMalaise #Ampligen #Disability #Ampligen

AIM’s ampligen stumbles in Phase II trial

AIM’s Ampligen failed to meet its primary endpoint in the Phase II trial in people with post-Covid fatigue.
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Spend way too much time alone

So I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In the past year or so, I’ve found myself spending way too much time alone. This is due to me working from home due to Covid, friends and family living elsewhere, being 41 and single, etc. just life stuff.. I probably only interact with people in real life 3-4 hours a week. (I know this is not anywhere near normal). But I’ve noticed my anxiety has bothered me more since things have been this way.

Basically it seems when i spend too much time alone, my anxiety trends upward and begins to bother me more.

Has anyone else had this same experience?

Thanks in advance!

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