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    New Scary Symptoms

    Hi everyone. I’ve been struggling with many things for a few years, especially the past two since my Dad passed away. I didn’t have any support then and I turned to eating every night to tune out the pain. I feel like I need OA which I’ve been looking into, but I’m wondering what else I can do to feel better. Now that I’ve been doing this like every day for two years, my body feels very sick and after I eat too much my heart pounds like crazy. It feels scary because I dont know what the overeating may have done to my heart and the rest of my body, and I want to find out but my regular doctor can’t see me until next month, and my gi doctor cant see me til the 27th. I feel like I’m out here floundering around alone, not really knowing that to do or who to go to, and it feels really scary.

    This may be tmi, but part of my problem is that the eating is on top of severe, chronic constipation, and I’ve read that overeating can actually cause constipation, so I’ve been in a very painful endless loop of these two things for a long time. I feel so helpless and so sick and I have no idea how to better. (Aside from OA which I think will help alot)

    Has anyone ever gone through something like this and how did you cope and get better?

    #Overeating #heart #gastroproblems #ADD #Bipolar2 #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue

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    I went to the ER tonight due to a fast heart rate, high blood pressure, shakiness, and chest pain. They ran tests and my heart looks good, along with my vitals. Turns out it was my anxiety (of course), so they gave me Ativan and Vistaril. I am now at home resting, and just trying to be comfy and enjoy the holidays. Anyone else deal with heart palpitations due to anxiety?
    #Anxiety #AnxietyAttack #heart palpitations #AnxietyMedication #PanicAttacks

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    So shocked.

    My uncle just had a serious heart attack & I don't know what to think. Other than the hugely annoying fact that he's over 300 miles away. It would take me 5hrs to get there by train.
    I'm completely knackered if I've been on the train 15 minutes, so he might as well be on a different planet to me. Ugh.
    #Disability #ChronicIllness #heart #HeartAttack

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    WTF ???

    A friend and I did an experiment with the doctor we both have. We each called to set up an appointment with him.
    My friend is kinda wealthy, and I'm on the broker end of broke, barely making it on disability. He has awesome insurance, I have medicaid and Tribal Health Benefits, We complained of the exact same symptoms and set up our appointment.
    My friend goes next week Tuesday, my appointment is the second week of November.
    Anyone else see something wrong with that?

    #bi -polar 2
    #chronic pain
    #Childhood trauma
    #Sex trafficked
    #emdr Therapy gone wrong
    #panic disorder
    #Manic depression
    #heart attacks

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    #heart broken

    It been a nightmare of a day only had my new pup a week she biting lumps out of me she hard of hearing I've tried bonding with her but she bites painfully. I've an older lab she starting to hate her cos of it. 🙄

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    My Day

    I just wanted to brag for a moment, and thought that the Mighty was a good place to do it.
    I got up this morning, but only sat in bed for a half a cup of coffee, not my usual two, not wanting to get up. I got dressed right away and took Little Man out (he's my Service Dog and best friend).
    My apartment is full of work spaces, I use everything as work benches because I'm working on about 346 different projects at the same time. Tools are everywhere. Pieces and parts and gadgets and ideas are everywhere.
    Well, today I completely cleared one whole table,4'x 8', FINISHED nine projects! 9 !!!
    For me, lately has been pretty much bad. My body is failing because of who I used to be, which is a whole nother story. My brain is going downhill because of the stroke, and my depression is hard to ignore.
    But..... today I got up and LIVED!!! I put one foot in front of the other and kept going!!!
    My body will regret it tomorrow, but today was worth it! I lived.
    Tell me about your day? Anything exciting, different, funny, inspirational?

    #bi polar
    #Manic depression
    #suicidal ideation
    #Suicide attempts
    #heart attack
    #Childhood traumas
    #losing hope
    #Still trying hard

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    Hospital, what you've done to me. #heart surgery #Depression #Trauma #suicidal #cardioverted #heart

    Two months ago I had heart surgery for severe mitral stenosis, during the surgery I woke up and thinking I was back on the ward I tried to sit up only to find I was still in surgery and the surgeon still had the equipment he was using in my wrist and groin. Panicked (obviously) I started asking what was happening, why was I awake, to no avail as no one answered why I was awake. Then I was hooked up to a heart monitor and still asking what was happening no one answered me. The next thing I heard was someone telling someone else to get those big patches on my chest, asking what they were for I was still ignored. Someone said I needed more sedation and it was given to me but didn't work. Then I felt the most intense pain through my chest that made me sit bolt upright and scream like I've never screamed in my life and didn't know I could scream like it. My heart had gone into AF and while I was awake they used the defibrillator to cardiovert my heart into the correct sinus rhythm. That was all I remember before passing out. Since coming home the day after the surgery I've barely eaten, or slept properly, I've been so severely depressed and traumatised by the incident that I've been a complete cow to my husband, I've thought about disappearing and I've come so close to suicide that I was scared of myself. My life has been ruined by someone's incompetence and I don't want to be here anymore

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    Has anyone done a temporary seperation?

    I am looking for opinions on a temporary seperation. Have you tried? What was your experience like?

    My marriage is in a rough patch and I am working through my past trauma at the same time. I am doing individual and marriage counseling but it’s almost too much. I am having chest pains, not sleeping, panic attacks. I keep thinking maybe a few weeks apart to really think might help. I don’t want to leave but I am fearing for my physical and mental health and don’t know any other way. I just need a little breathing room.

    #Marriage #Anxiety #Depression #PanicAttack #heart

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