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    Any tips for when adjusting to a new dose increase?

    I’m on a pretty low dose of 20mg cipralex but going up to 40mg I think it’s making me extra anxious. Hope it’s okay to talk about meds here.

    Just wanted tips for when it first makes you extra anxious. Or your experience with meds.

    If you feel comfortable sharing if you do take meds what dose you are on or what you find helps you even if you don’t take meds, but you don’t want to share that’s perfectly okay
    Thanks Everyone #meds #Medication #Dose #dosage #heal #Pain #Hope #Advice #yourexperience #coping #Tips #tryingtobehopeful #adjustjng #change

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    Since we have the time

    #maketime #heal #survive #wellness #Love

    The most important thing to consider is time.

    You need to take the time and also put in the time.

    This is for you today for what ever reason this is for you.

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    Please be Just Willing

    A picture says a thousand words

    #sharethelight #shinebright #survive #heal #help #Hope SSSHHH

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    And in my heart I pray

    As the lion meets the lamb

    As my wings torn asunder

    The story began :

    My soul unraveled this blanket of tragic beginnings with never ending stories the day we met, I hushed

    I ceased to exist as the lesions arranged like puzzle pieces upon my flesh detached and numbed

    Mangled and flayed by wolves before you; you paused

    Misunderstood by my actions

    My reactions

    You didn’t grasp

    But I never snapped

    At you

    I prayed

    You waited for the sun to rise in me yet never endured the eclipse that awoke in you

    You run, I chased

    Heart disintegrating, though I knew my place; for the sheep in me trembled before the wolf in you,

    I shake

    I shook like the mountains off the coast of nirvana

    My heart, as unwavering and destructive as the ocean; with the purity to simply engulf in love

    yet is drowned by the force of being pushed under her own waves she once called home;

    those waves now, that which we call a tsunami

    created, not by her but by monsters

    I breathe

    The everlasting, imperishable thoughts of everything

    I can't control

    What is reality and what is fantasy, I ponder

    Aching from the core of my tectonics that collide unless in solitude

    Have I created this or have they surmounted me in their sins? Or was it you, lion?

    Yet, in my heart I pray

    As the lion knows the lamb

    She'll wait to see if you grow

    And if not, I'll move to land

    #Depression #Poetry #heal #Love #Relationships #Fibromyalgia #Trauma #DID



    How do you heal someone you hurt who you are no longer in a relationship with? #hurt #heal #relationship

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    Present Life #MightyTogether #Write #blogger #MentalHealth #innerchild #heal #Addiction #BipolarDisorder #Anxiety #PTSD #growth

    I just wanted to let everyone know a little about my present life at the moment. My girls and I are preparing to head out on vacation in 2 weeks and I've been spending a lot of time working on my new website misunderstoodchaos.com

    Feel free to stop by and check out the new posts. I've also been getting ready for summer semester to start back up. I'm actually ready to tackle classes again. This mental health break has been life changing and I'm grateful for the growth, but I'm ready to get back to living!!

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    Seeing Beyond The Label: 'Addiction:'

    I believe addiction to extend beyond the clinical terms of

    'dopamine', 'reward', 'cycle', 'pattern', 'habit' & the like.

    I stand by the proposition of it being a chronic disease, as

    you would view any other illness, of which warrants the

    dignity, respect, consideration, acknowledgement, and

    treatment as per any other health condition.

    Terms of 'weak' & 'choice' perpetuate the notion & stigma that

    addicts are 'less than', and do not warrant the common

    courtesy of being a part of the human condition and of

    being human.

    Addiction deserves to be viewed in a holistic, multi - faceted approach; with it's factors,

    components, triggers, and mental health as part of a

    bigger picture of an individual’s entire life experience.

    The key concept in viewing and treating addiction should incorporate a person's underlying / core issues.

    What perpetuates the behaviour?

    What relief & purpose does it bring?

    From what pain and anguish is the person medicating against?

    I firmly state that addiction is not a singular clinical terminology, nor a deficit of character, personality, or willpower.

    I believe it to be a remedy for whatever is missing (real or perceived) within a person.

    The common themes?

    Love. Connection. Relief. Humanity.

    To be human.

    In the duality of being an integral part of the human experience, to be a valued and included member of society as a whole and within a person’s societal community of choice.

    To experience all aspects of being human: the emotions, the roles, and the diversity and complexity.

    Being human can be messy, painful, and unpredictable for us all.

    Throw into the mix trauma, mental illness, stress, and difficulty in emotional regulation, and then maladaptive coping mechanisms and patterns form.

    We are all doing our best being human.

    Trying to deal with life and whatever that entails for us.

    We all seek relief, comfort, and peace: in a multitude of ways.

    For some, what once started as remedy and medicine, has become addiction, in whatever form that may take.

    (Behavioural - Gambling, Substances & Alcohol)

    To be human is complex.

    Addiction is complex.

    Addiction is to be viewed holistically, broadly in scope, and with the basic kindness and compassion of that which is the human condition.

    #Addiction #MentalHealth #BPD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #personalitydisorder #PTSD #PTSD #CPTSD #ADHD #Trauma #Abuse #narcissistic #narcissist #Recovery #Addict #AddictionRecovery #Healing #heal #Depression #Anxiety #OCD