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    Nighttime Anxiety and the Start of a Depressive Spiral?

    Nighttime wasn't a good time for me growing up because that's when a majority of the #SexualAbuse occurred. So I guess it makes sense to feel a sense of anxiety and apprehension before going to bed. My #PTSD also interferes with my sleep habits. Not to mention that I typically get up early any way. The nightmares and flashbacks that wake me up prevent me from feeling relaxed. I am on medication for the nightmares but they still happen. Also having #BipolarDisorder complicates my sleep cycle. When I'm manic I can't and don't want to sleep. When I'm depressed, that's all I want to do. I can't tell yet if I'm going into a depressed episode but so far I've had no energy and have been sleeping a lot more. I feel somewhat sad and down but not as bad as usual. Maybe I can work my way out of it before it gets worse. My fear is that I'll emotionally spiral which I try to prevent. Trauma memories lead to crying spells or they'll upset my #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder which causes me to overreact anyways. Living with three mental illnesses is absolutely draining. And it seems like all the therapy and medication can't control them sometimes. What can I do to better manage my mental health and get better sleep? I appreciate all of you and hope things are going well. I believe in you so thanks for believing in me. Stay safe and reach out for help if you need to.

    #Abuse #Survivor #Sleep #Nightmares #Flashbacks #Emotions

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    Emotional intensity

    intensity=abandonment=neglect=needs going unmet=desperately trying to get our needs met #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Emotions

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    I wish I could just be ok and at peace with the horrible feelings instead of wallowing in them. I wish I could just accept them as my normal. #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Emotions #feelings

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    #Cat in the #NewYear

    Here's placing my commitment to engaging in positive thoughts that will work positive energy that will materialize my wish/prayer that this year, & many following, will be MUCH MUCH BETTER than 2022 was to/for me.

    And I #Hope & #Pray that 2023 bring MUCH #Joy , #peace , & #relief to #all of us that #Suffer from #devastating effects of #ChronicIllness , especially those of us whom are asked to #endure #ChronicPain , especially those of us, that suffer continuous non-stop pain, especially those of us who's entire body is afflicted, for I do know that #Pain does kinda cancel out/prevent us from any/all pleasurable #Emotions . At least, personally speaking, I'm always miserable, & since I lost my cat a little past last New Year (of 2022),, so went my smile, & any & every semblance of the person I was. The person I liked being. Please, #god , give me a sweet cat soon. Very soon, I'd really #hate to #Lose hope again. So please don't hold back on my #blessing of a cat too long. I need #help & #relief . Please don't make it all disappear into the #dark #pit I've lived in. For all too too long. #please bring me #light & #Hope to see this to its fruition. I need to bring home a Cat. Know that. You do. , I ask,in #Jesus ' name. Thanks for reading my post, all you caring & supportive #mightyfriends 🙋💗🍬 #MightyTogether #peace

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    Emotional Reactivity/Self-Hatred

    I hate reacting so strongly to stupid things. I want to stop because it just adds to the list of reasons why I hate myself. How do I stop this before it's too late? The emotional reactivity I mean. I know part of it is BPD but I feel like part of it is me. I can't list any reasons as to why I hate myself but I guess my emotional reactivity is one reason.

    #selfhatred #BPD #Emotions #Relationships

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    What helps you be more positive? 🌸☀️☀️🌞🌅

    What helps you change your perspective or a kind reminder when things are hard?

    Thanks! #Positivity #positive #happy #Happiness #Joy #Emotions #Journal #Grattitude #Acceptance #Trying #coping #reminders #Selflove

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    Who gets emotional before a depressed episode?

    My emotions tend to be all over the place before a major mood episode. Does anyone else experience this? I feel like it could be depression coming on but then again, I’ve been wrong before. It could be mania it’s just that I’ve been experiencing more depressed symptoms. I don’t want it to stop me from doing things. Sometimes people don’t understand how hard #BipolarDisorder is. It’s an emotional roller coaster. Having #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder which already includes emotional instability doesn’t help. Not to mention #PTSD which gets triggered by the mood episodes. What else can I do?

    #MentalHealth #MightyQuestions #Emotions #BipolarDepression

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    Take Time for You, You Should Matter to You, So Accept That!

    So often we emotionally and physically spread ourselves thin by helping other people mom dad sister brother co-worker's friends, but when do you give yourself me time. Everyday try to a lot yourself 30 minutes to 1 hour of me time. Rather it's at home or just out doing something only you benefit from. This is a healthy way to balance out your emotions. #Emotions #yourtime #rest #MentalHealth

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    Thanksgiving Week

    Hello Everyone! It's #Thanksgiving week. I wanted to wish you a happy holiday. Whether you are spending it with #Family or a #friend or a #Furbaby you are never #alone . I think sometimes this time of year is a kick off for some of the most difficult things to face. This means #lonely for some #Grief for others and many more #Emotions .

    I want to let you know that whatever you're facing... You're not #alone .

    I am here for you.

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    How do I express my emotions when I've never connected with them, understand my emotions means I can assist someone else with theirs. I have to be grounded first to be able to ground someone else. #Emotions #Expressions #emotional

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