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I was thinking about how I want a do over of this year because I feel beaten down and mentally dead. But everything that’s happened this year has been outside of my control, and there isn’t much of anything that I can do change it. So even if the year does restart, everything that’s already happened will happen regardless. If a do over won’t fix or change anything, I at least just want some freaking peace, or a crumb of energy to keep going. #Stress #exhaustion #Burnout #CheckInWithMe

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Does anybody else feel guilty for taking care of themselves?

For the last few weeks or so I haven’t been feeling right. I’m constantly exhausted - not tired, I mean fully exhausted. Even blinking feels like it’s taking too much energy. I’ve had several migraines and stress headaches. I’ve been feeling sick a lot, and I’ve had frequent fevers. I did both a Lateral Flow test AND a PCR test for COVID and both were negative.

I just feel incredibly run down. I’m barely able to sit up without feeling dizzy and/or fainting. So I’ve been lying in bed a lot, working on my writing skills or binge-watching TV shows. And I feel so guilty for it… My mum keeps seeing me struggle around the house and tells me to go to bed. So I have been. But I feel like I’m being so lazy and I hate it. Do any of you have any suggestions on how to not feel so bad about taking care of myself? I’d appreciate any tips and whatnot…

#chronicillnesswarrior #ChronicPain #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #POTS #EhlersDanlos #EDS #NAFLD #BPD #InterstitialCystitis #GERD #Diabetes #Migraines #exhaustion #Depression #Guilt

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Highly sensitive person (HSP)

<p>Highly sensitive person (HSP)</p>
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Post Christmas exhaustion

Am I the only one who finds the whole Christmas holiday exhausting and somewhat gloomy? By the end of it all I want to do is crawl in a box and hide! #exhaustion

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My husband and I are separated but cohabiting because of the kids and because I need help due to my physical and mental health.
I have begun to fantasize that he will fall in love with someone who could become our kid’s bonus mom. I am a terrible failure in this area due to my physical and emotional limitations. They deserve so much more than me. This person would take care of them and love them unconditionally. And then I could disappear. #Depression #exhaustion #failure #physicalillness #MentalIllness

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i think i might have narcolepsy or smth similar

id like to start off by saying that im not self diagnosing and i have done extensive research for months on the topic. so for the past couple of years ive been noticing that im extremely tired. i would take naps after school everyday bc i found it nearly impossible to stay awake. ive been doing that since about 8th grade, so about three years. with the lockdown and online school, i found more opportunities to sleep and i couldnt help but take advantage of that. sometimes i would have abt 45 mins between classes and i would nap. i skipped lunch everyday just to sleep. over the summer, some days felt impossible to get out of bed. i began to get really worried so I talked to my parents and got a doctors appt where some bloodwork was taken to rule out stuff like lyme disease or anemia and whatnot. obviously this yielded no results. i now have an appt with a neuorlogist scheduled but its in feb. basically ive been reading and researching everything having to do with sleep disorders and i match almost every symptom of narcolepsy exactly. i know its a rare disorder but i align with it so well i cant help but consider it. im just so sick of feeling exhausted no matter how much i sleep and i just want to put a name to it. it is so incredibly frustrating to feel like this and not have anything to justify it with. im extremely thankful that my parents are taking me seriously with this. hopefully in a couple of months i will have answers. it feels like so long though... #Narcolepsy #sleepdisorder #Hypersomnia #Sleep #exhaustion #tired

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It’s Ok to Not Be Ok

<p>It’s Ok to Not Be Ok</p>
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