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    How did you come about your neurological disorders? Genetics, your mom had preeclampsia (premature baby) you got bpd from being emotionally abused

    Group Leader Speaking: My mom had Toxemia or now called Preeclampsia, and this is where my learning disability comes from along with my ADHD and Autism...and the fact that my motor skills have been negatively impacted. But not to the point of not being able to live a semi-normal life. My mom also would zone out a lot when I was younger epilepsy runs high on her side of the family. So as a child growing up you feel invalidated when a parent ignores you continuously and seems to feel that nothing you do is right. Feels useless in life at an early age.. The emotional stability is never properly established. My mom forced my sister to raise me, and my sister was only a few years older than me. My sister is really emotionally out there but has never seek any type of mental health assistance. I haven't seen my sister in 18 years. I spoke to her for 30 minutes last year but that's about it. I speak to my niece occasionally by phone she is the spitting image of me, meaning we have similar facial features, and her mental health is similar to mine. But I don't overstep my boundaries when it comes to her an try to teach her ways to overcome mental health issues she has. I will wait till she gets out of high school and graduates then I will assist her if she wants to be assisted. I can't wait for her to graduate I will be there at her graduation. With a huge present. What's your storyline: What mental illness do you have and how did you get them? #ADHD #Autism #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #MentalHealth #Mania #Cancer #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #AnorexiaNervosa

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    leg twitch/ jerk

    hey guys. Lately when I sit with my legs up, they twitch/ jerk. it’s happening more often than it used to. anyone else this happens to. #Epilepsy

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    Working with Epilepsy

    I have had epilepsy for several years. In 2020, I decided to semi-retire, because of Covid. It has been a couple of years now and I want to go back to work. I can only work part-time, but I still have the desire to work. For the last several months I have concentrated on remote work only jobs. I cannot work outside of the home. Before Covid I tried working outside of the home, that didn't work out because of my epilepsy. My frustration is that I am not receiving any offers, and I have put in countless resumes. I have received a few interviews which is either by zoom, or by phone. It is always the same, basically don't call us, we will call you. I'm at the point now that I am giving up trying to find anything remotely. I truly want to work, to be honest the extra money would be a big help. I would appreciate if there is anyone out there who could offer some help, or resources. I have tried many different sites and even state agencies, but no success. Anybody in this community that can give me some help would be appreciated. I am desperate.


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    Adoption question (long post again)

    I’m adopted and my adoptive parents are older than most people my age. My mom and dad are the only family I have. My grand
    parents passed when I was young. Both my uncles passed away this year. I have a few cousins that live far away and we have all gone our own way. When my mom and dad pass I will not have any family except my 6 kids. My ex has a big family. I feel out numbered when it comes to his mom and 5 siblings. They would be able to help him care for the kids. His mom is almost 20 years younger than mine! So it’s just me the majority of the time because I have full custody. My mom has watched them a few times when I took my son to his neurologist for his epilepsy and when I took the baby to the Dr.. I’m worried about if that will look bad at our hearing since I don’t have a support system. Thats something his mom called DSS and reported that my parents are elderly and shouldn’t be watching my kids. Which got dismissed but it’s things like that they do that make me feel outnumbered and bullied and all on my own! His mom keeps calling DSS to take my kids. It hasn’t worked so far and my case worker is amazing and has made it obvious (without saying it) that he is on my side. He has helped me tremendously. He also recommended I get a restraining order against her which I haven’t done yet but need to. She is really wearing me down mentally!!! His mom is the only one in his family who doesn’t like me. His siblings are just staying out of it which is a plus, but I wish I had more family. So lately I’ve been thinking about reaching out and trying to find my biological family. I know I have older siblings and my parents couldn’t afford to keep me. Has anyone else ever reached out to family that they never met or are adopted?! Does anyone have any advice on it? . Are there any parents who put their baby up for adoption who would be willing to share with me their thoughts or experiences? I would greatly appreciate it because sometimes I feel like giving in to his mom and him. She does horrible things to me and has even sent someone to my house late at night to try to scare me into giving up my custody. I’ve had to have police patrol my house for 30 days a couple months ago. My problem is my ex is the only other help I have besides my mom and dad. So I end up having him help me even though I don’t want him around because I don’t trust him and his mom! They are sneaky and I always have to be on my toes with everything! My 2 year old son fell when running on the play ground and barely scratched his elbow. My ex questioned me like if he had broken his arm or something. I just wish I had a bigger family so I didn’t feel so alone and worried about when one day it’s just me!!! Also Izzy is such a happy baby!!! #Depression #Anxiety

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    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is TheMightyFoo. I'm here because I am looking for a support community for Sleep-related Hypermotor Epilepsy.

    #MightyTogether #Epilepsy #DiabetesType2

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    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is PamKennedyAAC. I'm here because I’m a disabled emergency management specialist. Is anyone else wondering on medical discrimination, disability hate crimes, augmentative and alternative communication and safety needs?

    #MightyTogether #AutismSpectrumDisorder #RheumatoidArthritis #Migraine #RareDisease #Epilepsy #CommunicationDisorders