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What is the point?

What is the point of taking all these antidepressants if the side effects are weight gain and excessive sweating? I have been taking them for two years now. I am still depressed, but now I am also miserable, fat, and sweaty. Even if the medications worked and I am not depressed, I still will be miserable, fat, and sweaty. I was better off just being depressed.

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How does anxiety affect your feet?

An anxiety attack involving hyperventilation and a sudden release of adrenaline in the body moves blood away from your feet and may produce uncomfortable burning and numbness, cold feet and even hyperhidrosis (sweating). #Anxiety #GAD #PTSD #MentalHealth #Mania #Depression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder

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Decided to stand up for myself

Dear Fibromyalgia,

We need to talk.

No disease should have unrelenting insomnia and fatigue so crippling that it is impossible to stay awake. Causing both is not only contrary, but greedy. Choose one!

While we're at it, let's talk about temperature intolerance. Again, I ask that you choose just one. Heat induced hyperhidrosis and fatigue plus cold induced pain is just too much. And no, deciding that 21°C is both too hot and too cold, leading to all the symptoms, is plain rude. I'm tired of experiencing cold induced joint pain while being drenched in sweat. Enough is enough!

Beds are either too soft or too firm, not both! Trying to make a digestive system work too fast and too slow is just a pipe dream. You've got to be taking the piss with that one! Speaking of, constantly needing to pee is one thing during the day, but could we give the routine a rest overnight?

On a related note: I really don't think I need to be as thirsty as you make me think I am. Ever heard of water conservation?? It works in human systems too.

Even when you don't want it both ways, there's always a trade off. If I go for a walk to ease the back pain you've so delightfully instigated, you make sure I come home with aching hips and knees. If I use compression gloves/sleeves/socks or a weighted blanket to ease joint pain, you turn on the allodynia and my skin feels like it's being assaulted. When I sit down to ease fatigue or pain you'll make my legs numb instead. Then I get to choose between continuing to sit and potentially making the numbness worse, or trying to stand up. Have you ever tried to stand up when you can't feel your legs and feet??

And what's with the random leg and hand tremors? The muscle weakness? Do you just enjoy watching me stare at my leg, trying to hold it down, until it stops shaking? Splashing tea all over the place when my hand goes wonky? Or dropping mugs I was perfectly capable of holding onto a second ago? I'm a bit of a klutz anyway. I didn't really need your help.

Then there's the days you're plain old lazy. You've run out of creativity, so you send me to bed with a migraine, or give me fibro fog so severe I feel like an elderly person with dementia.

This is not a healthy relationship. I am not going to put up with your abuse any longer. It's time for you to pack your bags and go. You can no longer live here.

So long. Farewell. And good riddance!

(If only it were that easy!)

#Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue

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I'm autistic, depressed, anxious, and disabled; i have suicidal ideation, tinnitus, hyperhidrosis, and insomnia.

Most of the time i can't tell one of my disabilities from another.



can anyone recommend hyperhidrosis products that really work for whole body

I am struggling to function normally on a daily basis as I have extream sweating that plagues my daily life. I have had tests but the GP cannot find a direct cause. I do have autoimmune issues so they think it's all related. I just need to find some products that help to calm the symptoms so I can try and function better. I dont go out much but when I do its it's a sweaty nightmare and so embarrassing which dosent help my anxiety at all. Any advice would be gratefully received