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RIP MOM COVID victim #Covidsucks #wearamask

Last November I lost my dad due to #Cancer , it was a huge blow to our family, but after Christmas my mom fell ill with #COVID19 , after fighting for her life for almost a month she lost her battle last week... please be safe, wear a #facemask , #washyourhands and take care of your family... you’ll never know when they will be gone... #Vasculitis #AnkylosingSpondylitis


Face Masks and steroids...

You know, I don't mind having to wear a face mask out in public in general, but especially now that my face has ballooned to 1.5x it's normal size thanks to all the #Prednisone - The face mask is actually quite convenient. 😅 #facemask #ChronicHeadaches


PTSD triggered by face mask #PTSD #SexualAbuse #facemask

Hi everyone, I’m from the UK and we have just been told that wearing face masks are becoming mandatory in shops etc. I understand the importance of them, but everytime I put one on it is triggering my PTSD symptoms, I’m getting flashbacks and almost passing out with fear.
This now means I can’t actually do any food shopping or basically any shopping at all for the foreseeable future. Life seems pretty pointless if this is the case.
I’ve had years of therapy and have all the tools and grounding techniques, however, this face mask is beyond me!!
Is there any way around this? Please help!! #PTSD #Recovery #help

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The type of #facemask you choose matters

I mostly shared this one so you guys can share it elsewhere if you'd like. I know many of you already understand all of this, and if you don't- Wear a mask. Preferably the cotton-stitched type. For more, visit the link in my profile #wearamask #wearamasksavelives #COVID19 #covıd19 #coronavirus #stayhome #athometogether #togetherathome #pandemic2020 #quarantine

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#COVID19 #Asthma #facemask

I used to wear surgical mask and now no more surgical mask I am getting used to wear clothe mask to avoid asthma attack.


Lyme Disease Awareness in the COVID-19 era #

Due to the current COVID crisis, we are doing things a little differently this year. Our founder Melissa Ferwerda Bell shares her experience of how COVID-19 has impacted her as a Lyme patient.

We are asking our followers to post a #FaceMaskSelfie and share information such as:

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted you personally as a patient with Lyme?

How are Lyme disease and COVID-19 similar?

How are Lyme disease and COVID-19 different?

Have shelter in place requirements impacted your medical care for Lyme disease and tick-borne co-infections?

We will be posting graphics created by Jenny Lynn illustrating similarities, differences, and discussion points throughout the month, along with the latest news on Lyme and coronavirus.

Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio will continue to help behind the scenes and with our Instagram. If you have not done so already, be sure to follow us there! www.instagram.com/lymediseasechallenge/%3Cbr%20data-text=Please" originalText="https://www.instagram.com/lymediseasechallenge/

Please"> help spread Lyme awareness by participating, engaging and sharing posts!

#CoronaWithLyme #Unmasked #SilentPandemic #LDC2020 #LymeDiseaseChallenge #Yourstory #lyme #LymeDisease #COVID #COVID19 #CoronaVirus #flattenthecurve #TakeABiteOutOfLyme #LymeDiseaseAwareness #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth #facemask #FaceMaskSelfie #FaceMaskFriday #pandemic #LymeIsTheOtherPandemic #LymeIsASilentPandemic #LymePandemic #LymeWarrior #InvisibleIllness #ChronicIllness

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Sometimes self care IS facemasks and bathbombs

The past few days I've really been pushing myself: brunch on Sunday, a full day of work and a night class on Monday. Yesterday I worked all day too and then went out with my mom that evening (She really wanted to go see the Downton Abbey movie). Today I was fully prepared to do another 8 hour work day followed by a 3 hour night class again.... but my fibro had other plans. I was really dizzy most of the morning. I worked through that and it finally passed. Only to be followed by a growing migraine that would not respond to my regular pain management strategies. I tried asking my supervisor if I could go home early... but she was offsite and didn't respond to my email before 5. So instead, I finished my work day, and bussed to the college (in the cold, without a jacket cuz I forgot it at home this morning) and got my homework and ask my teacher if I could be dismissed from class today. She allowed it and I got a ride home, where I had dinner and rested.
I took my migraine meds which finally gave me some relief! I'm still sore, but feel more like myself again. And I'd like to feel like myself again tomorrow too!
So I'm doing a bit of self-care. The cliche stuff. A face mask, a pore strip, some nice-smelling bath products. Cuz sometimes, after a long, hard day, a little pampering is exactly what's needed.

#Selfcare #Fibromyalgia #facemask #Migraine