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Anyone here have #DCD / #Dyspraxia ?

I've been bumping into walls since 1994, lol. I also struggle with my fine motor skills as well, always have. Anyone ever have occupational therapy as an adult? I went briefly a couple of years ago, and I am considering going back to deal with #SensoryProcessingDisorder related issues and my coordination challenges.

In other good news, my #PostconcussionSyndrome symptoms have reduced/are practically nonexistent!

#CheckInWithMe

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Relating to a diagnosis without 'officially' being diagnosed

I greatly relate to Dyspraxia/DCD but I have not had an official diagnosis. Is it okay to write about and relate even if you don't know 'for sure' that you have it? I would get an evaluation but it's too expensive but I do find comfort in relating to the labels if that makes sense? I have been diagnosed with enough things as it is
#DCD #Dyspraxia #LearningDisabilities #TicDisorders #ADHD #SensoryProcessingDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

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Questioning #Fibromyalgia

So I have this habit of going down the rabbit hole when it comes to certain things. Since before I can remember I’ve looked into DCD every once in a while to see if anything new had been uncovered about it, this gaining in frequency once I hit college and got access to the online databases at my schools. So I’ve been looking into fibromyalgia quite a bit since I got the diagnosis, looking for tips to help get through the day. But the more I look into it, the more skeptical I am that I actually have it.
I know I should just trust the doctor but I don’t seem to fit into large portions, and I’m not sure if myself not checking off certain areas is tied back to DCD or not. So like one of the things often mentioned when you’re looking into fibromyalgia is pressure points that cause pain, I don’t have any of those. As well as most of the pain they tend to talk about is described as muscular or terrible joint pain. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my share of painful muscle pulls (I can pull a muscle just by sneezing) and I’ve had joint pain since I was child, but the pain that led to the fibromyalgia diagnosis was deeper, usually organ-ish and radiating up to a bone deep pain (beginning with the feeling that someone was trying to rip my reproductive organs out with a rusty spoon, and spreading upwards to feeling like someone had their nails sunk into the flesh of my sides and is pulling it apart, and radiating from there). Adding on to this, I’ve been an insomniac since I was a kid, and been more tired, low energy, and required more rest than others my age, but again that’s all pretty common with DCD. I’ve definitely felt foggy in the head in the last few months. Lastly, a big thing I’ve come across while researching fibromyalgia is like a pain on the skin, like with a pressure sensitivity to people and things touching you. And I don’t really have that. And I’m not sure if my DCD factors in enough that I would present with different symptoms or if my doctor is treating me for fibromyalgia in the hopes that I’ll respond to the treatment (which I am) and won’t have to go under the knife to check for endometriosis.
I don’t mean to try to disprove the doctor or pretend I’m wiser but I’m concerned that maybe it’s not the correct diagnosis, but again, I’m not a doctor, they probably have better info on it than I do.

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#SuicidalThoughts

I'm there more than I care to admit. I have labeled myself as "Chronically Suicidal ". And it's not so much that I want to end my life as I just want it all to end...the pain, the limits that all of my physical issues have placed on me, the Mental issues and the crying that goes with it, along with all of the other up and down emotions I carry in my baggage. I just want to be released from everything being broken and not being able to fix even one thing of this degenerating body and the toxic mind. I want release from the hopelessness, helplessness, emptiness and loneliness that is merely existence. But...I stay. I stay because of my pets. They are my reason to breathe. I have nothing else to keep me here except my love and obligations to them. I am the only surviving member of my family. My parents and siblings have all left this Earth. One by one I've watched them die and I keep asking my Creator "WHY am I still here?" I could never have kids, and I've been divorced from the 18 year toxic, abusive marriage I was chained to for 17 years now. I'm in my late 60's and too afraid and untrusting to give my love to anyone else ever again. No-one would even notice if I left...except my dogs.
I hope that everyone who is thinking about Suicide finds their reason to breathe. 💜
#AnxietyDisorder #PTSD #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #DJD #DCD # #IamFallingApart

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Dyspraxia Week 2019 #Dyspraxia

I have been thinking for a while of what to talk about this week, and I eventually came back to my diagnosis. At age 16, most people expect you to not be falling over your thin air, mispronouncing words, spilling drinks, etc.  But having Dyspraxia (at least for me) makes all of these things daily realities.  Some days I'm unsure if when I stand up and start walking if I'm just going to fall over (my balance isn't great).
I'll begin again, for those of you who don't know, Dyspraxia is a disability which has gone by a variety of names throughout its life, and is a disability which I advocate for every day. From asking a teacher to write down instructions since I can't remember more than two at once (short-term memory issues which is a symptom of dyspraxia) to playing volleyball and needing someone to run me through the steps before I hit the ball each time. You might know Dyspraxia by Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), or (Global) Apraxia.
Dyspraxia is included in the overall topic of Neurodiversity, and with good reason. Dyspraxia symptoms overlap with Autism, Dyscalculia and honestly likely more.

Positives of Dyspraxia include:
Being Hardworking --Even if at first, I find a task challenging, I muddle through it.
Determination --I don't give up!
Empathy --I'm very empathetic and look to understand others views.
Creativity
Good Problem Solving Skills!