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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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sickness loop

I know 2 posts in 1 day, crazy right. Just having a difficult time right now with what I call the 'sickness loop.' Over 3 years ago at age 17, I fell severly ill after catching covid. Since then I have struggled wih various health issues, and I feel like I can never take a breath. Now at age 20, my body is in shambles. It went from eosinphilic esophagitis to severe gastroesophogeal reflux disease, to irritible bowel syndrome, to asthma, to anemia, and finally to a immunocompromised immune system. It has been a struggle if I am being honest. The constant fighting a sickness has left my mental health always exhausted and drained. My entire personality has flipped and I find myself just wanting to be alone most of the time. I do everything right with taking supplements, excersising, meditation, getting enough sleep, eating super healthy, researching my condiitons, etc. I just don't understand why I got so sick and why I have stayed so sick. I am sure all of you feel the same, so don't be afrad to reach out so we can all fight this together.

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I’m new here!

Hi, my name is chelp. I'm looking for people dealing with polyendocrine syndrome type 3. I am in a flare living alone. I lost all of my primary support through covid. I am living out of my bed for ~2 weeks. Every night I try to sleep so tomorrow can be a new day to begin cleaning house, shopping for food ... and nothing is changing yet.

#MightyTogether #Anxiety

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Feeling broken? Only seeing your flaws? Sometimes those things we feel are flaws are actually what makes us unique, special and extraordinary!

I can get caught in that awful loop of beating myself up, only seeing my flaws, only recognizing things I haven’t done instead of giving myself credit for things I have done, getting stuck in self judgment, only seeming to hear my inner critic’s voice, I can lose all my self confidence, let my self esteem dip and things can look pretty bleak.

Over time more and more I have been able to catch this in the moment, pause, breathe, re-set, and then be gentle with myself and allow myself to shift my energy. I can then take first steps towards better self care…and reverse that repetitive loop, replace it with self respect and start to believe in myself! One situation at a time, I’m getting better … and every time I succeed it can get a little easier the next time. I can see that I have grown along my path and although it can be very hard for me to accept, there is unique beauty to the journey I have been on. I am not broken - I am strong - I have been accepting my flaws and see that as I have picked myself up over and over I have filled myself with gold!

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I find doing a gratitude list can help. A while back it was recommended I process a gratitude list every morning. I like to think of my blessings: roof over my head and food on the table; a car that runs and being able to afford insurance & gas for it; MY HEALTH…here I go through all my 5 senses thankful they all work, touch and feel my legs that didn’t at one point and give thanks that parts of me are healing but by bit ! I give thanks for my whole support network: great doctors & health providers, my friends, and my family!!! I find after doing this I start off the day feeling much better about myself!

What is on your gratitude list?

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