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Look at me being all emotional. I can only imagine if you guys had the same drastic change in hormones that makes us girls this way. That's right, not only do we bleed for a week straight without dying, we experience pain when we are more sensitive to it, and our hormones are so out of whack that everything is "off". Count your blessings, boys.#TheMighty #MightyTogether #women #Girls #Hormones #strong

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The Case of the Mysterious Malady

So I have a problem. And before anyone comments, “just go to the doctor!” I am trying but I live in America with crappy insurance so it’s… difficult.

Anyway, all my life I’ve had fatigue, brain fog, and social anxiety. So I’m used to panic attacks and all that. But the past couple of years symptoms seem to have skyrocketed to what feels like an actual illness but nothing I’ve researched seems to perfectly fit. I was wondering if anyone on here has had this myriad of issues to help ease my mind that I’m not dying until I can get to a doctor:

Fatigue is present always, along with anxiety. Like, the jitteriness NEVER lets up. I’ve also developed constant dizziness. It feels like the earth is moving beneath me when I stand and walk and I also always veer to the left, so when I walk I look drunk. There’s also what feels like leg weakness. And when I stand my chest is heavy and I can’t take a deep breath until I’ve sat down for at least an hour.

Then, on what seems to be part of my monthly cycle during my period of ovulation and my actual period my heart RAMPS up. My resting on a good day is 73bpm. During these periods it stays at a constant 100-125bpm. It’s gotten as high as 160. But after this period it always goes back to normal. I also get even more anxious and emotional during these times and my previously listed symptoms get a thousand times worse.

I also get very hot very easily. Like, I have to stand in the freezer at work in the winter to feel normal type of hot. I lost like 50lbs very quickly during the onset of all these symptoms and now I’m always hungry. I also developed light sensitivity to where it hurts sometimes to watch my favorite superhero movies.

There’s also times where it sort of feels like I’m out of my body? I can’t really describe this sensation other than a combo of not being in reality and mildly losing my mind. But then the sensation passes and I’m just left in a weirder brain fog.

Has anyone else had this and did you ever get it diagnosed? The closest thing I’ve been able to find is a thyroid condition. It covers the heat and light sensitivity. But is it possible this is all just anxiety in it’s most annoying form? I just need reassurance.

Thanks for reading! #Anxiety #Hormones #thyroid #medical #Dizziness #BrainFog #weakness #Fatigue

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Do your hormones trigger a flare up?

My hormones and menstrual cycle are a huge trigger to a fibro flare. Short cycle means I have 1 week of feeling‘normal’ but the majority is either pain, no sleep, depressed, anxious or cramps. I broke down at the doctors yesterday. Is it meant to be so hard?
They’re testing my thyroid again (just incase) and I’ve been referred to a pain clinic on nhs which offer things like accupuncture - looking forward to trying it x #Fibromyalgia #Period #Hormones

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Quick Tip Thursday: Regulate Hormones & Blood Sugar Levels By Eating A Balanced Diet

Foods high in sugar cause blood sugar spikes, hormone imbalances, and insulin resistance. the best way to help balance your hormones and blood sugar levels is to limit processed sugar, focus on your intake of complex carbohydrates, increase your intake of protein, fat and fiber. Before you start a new diet, consult your dietitian or nutritionist to determine a nutritional guideline and diet that will work for you and your healthcare needs.

#Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Health #Lifestyle #Hormones #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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We Are Suicide Prevention #PMDD #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #TheMighty

Someone said to me recently,
'You don't find Suicide Prevention, It Finds You.
Those words sent shivers through me, like I'd never expected.

It couldn't be a truer statement.

It was something, that as a young child, my family would never have thought they would need to equip themselves with; preventing my suicide. As an adult my husband needs to furnish himself with knowledge on how to prevent my suicide.

People don't know how to talk to you afterwards, they look at you differently, treat you differently. They want to acknowledge what you have done, without actually acknowledging it.
A fractured mind, a broken soul.

There's a stigma attached to suicide within society.
There's a stigma attached to hormones, mental health and menstrual health with society.
Thankfully its felt by the few and not the many.

Suicide Prevention is us sharing our stories, reaching others, creating those lightbulb moments & just listening & carrying the weight as a community when the burden of living becomes too heavy in this the cyclical life of PMDD, not just for us as #PMDDPEEPS , but for our partners, our loved ones, our children, our friends, family too, because they feel the weight of our condition as us also.

We Are Suicide Prevention.

#SuicidePrevention #PreventingPMDDsuicide #PMDD #PremenstrualDysphoricDisorder #MentalHealth #TheMighty #SuicideAwareness #Suicide #Depression #PmddAwareness #Hormones

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Here we go again …..

Good evening everyone….. sorry I haven’t been in here posting lately…. Health has been a shitshow lately and to be quite honest I’m just freaking tired… tired of all of it . Now I know ! That’s not very positive not very encouraging and not very uplifting. And for that I’m sorry!!! Headed into yet another adrenal crisis last nite …. All the while there husband is too tired from his golf nite to make sure I’m ok…. A couple questions “did you take your med s?” And after almost passing out and taking my bp “whats it reading?” Then back to snoring he goes …. So I guess tonites question is how do you all “deal with it” ? How long do you tell yourself “zig it s on”? Like I said I’m freaking g tired …. Sick and tired of being sick and tired! #husbandsUGH #AdrenalInsufficiency #tired #ChronicDepression #ChronicPain #AdrenalInsufficiency #Hormones


Hormones and #Anxiety

Starting to think maybe my hormones are impacting my anxiety. Or maybe even creating it?! Anyone experienced this?

#Hormones #Anxiety

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Are you afraid?

Are you afraid that everything that has happened so far in your life isn’t what you will continue to be like/do? Are you afraid of falling in love? Are you afraid of living more than one person? Are you afraid of living? Are you afraid to speak your mind? Are you afraid of anything?

#afraid #Anxiety #Fear #Goodenough #Music #ChronicIllness #ChronicMigraines #Endometriosis #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #Fibromyalgia #Medicine #Hormones #warrior #newnormal