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    Mind body balance

    #MentalHealth #Selfesteem

    Healing and a feeling of personal wholeness only occur when the mind, body, and spirit are in balance. Balancing them all is necessary for a happy and fulfilled life. And in moments of crisis—especially in moments of crisis—it is vital for you to be vigilant in protecting that balance.

    All three are connected: the mind, body, and spirit. Weakness or imbalance in one of these can negatively affect the others. For example, severe emotional stress of the mind can cause high blood pressure and other illnesses in an otherwise healthy body. Similarly, physical illness or injury can cause depression in a usually healthy mind.

    Healing intention is a conscious mental choice to improve your health or the health of another. It includes the expectation of improved well-being and the hope that the desired health goal can be reached. It also includes the understanding of personal meaning in your life and work, even when those two worlds may seem blurred during a quarantine.

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    Erythromelalgic Symptoms in Left Subclavian Artery Stenosis ( Kametani et al.,2020)

    A 70-year-old woman with hypertension and Sjögren's syndrome presented to the Department of Internal Medicine in mid-summer with a 2-year history of painful erythema in her left hand recurring only during summer

    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7270763 #ChronicPain #EMWarriors #Erythromelalgia

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    Game changer

    On Thursday this week I had an appointment at my psychiatric facility with a group called BHH which stands for behavioral health home. They are group that's going to help me with my physical health because they realize that physical health is impacting my mental health. The appointment went incredibly well. They asked me a whole bunch of questions and took me quite seriously and took my vitals and then we talked about my diabetes and my high blood pressure and some other things. They gave me some supplies that I really needed that I had trouble because I couldn't afford them on my own. They gave me a blood pressure cuff, a glucometer, and a smartwatch. This is a real game changer for my health because I needed support that I didn't have prior to this. I think this might be the start of of turning a corner and getting better. Fingers crossed

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    Effects of burnout

    #Anxiety #Burnout #Workplace

    Workplace burnout isn’t just a small thing that people need to figure out how to get over. It is a difficult and impactful reality that can lead to many negative consequences in all areas of your life. People dealing with workplace burnout symptoms and job stress are often impacted in the following ways:

    Physical health issues

    -Excessive stress


    -Increased likelihood for heart disease

    -Increased likelihood for high blood pressure

    -Increased likelihood for type 2 diabetes

    -Increased likelihood for respiratory issues

    -Increased likelihood for death before age 45

    Mental health issues





    -Increased likelihood for mental health needs like medication or hospitalization

    Personal consequences

    -Alcohol or substance abuse

    -Isolation from friends and family

    -Irresponsibility with finances

    -Anger towards family members

    -Inability to fulfill responsibilities

    Professional consequences

    -Job dissatisfaction

    -Withdrawing from colleagues and friends

    -Inability to do job well

    -Drain on company resources

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    I am new here!

    My name is Samuel. I have been diagnosed with 20 different illnesses and/or diseases over the years. The last one, early stages of Alzheimer’s. I am emotionally drained most days. It feels like my memory is being erased, besides having problems communicating and process thoughts, emotions, and ideas, etc. The other issues worsen the situation as these still need to be managed, but they have a severe impact on my mobility, comfort, and other human basic needs. Anyway, thank you for listening.














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    Need advice

    Just moved into an apartment. There are only 3 apartments so I thought that would b great. I’ve been living in my own home for last 7 years but things started going wrong and I couldn’t afford to do all the repairs so I lost my home. Then I actually found this apartment I can afford. The neighbor on the right side is very nice and we get along good. The one on the left won’t even speak to me and is calling the landlord about everything. I’m very quiet person unfortunately I don’t do much but watch tv with my dog. She has been able to bark and play all her life-she’s 14. She has really quieted down a lot. I do have a shock collar but with her being so old I hate using it. Now I’m like a prisoner in my home afraid to move or leave house because she will bark when I leave. But I do have camera to watch and she quits when I’m gone. It is really getting my anxiety going bad and my blood pressure is awful 170/89. I never have high blood pressure so I am frightened what will happen.
    What can I do? I’ll never find another apartment this price. I just can’t get rid of my dog I’ve had her entire life. Help??

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    Anyone willing to share their experience going on disability? I am really struggling to work and have been unemployed a lot more than I've been employed... I have Bipolar I disorder, Autism, Complex PTSD, generalized anxiety, OCD, ADHD, learning disabilities, a tic disorder, and a personality disorder. Plus eating disorders and addictions that I am working on recovering from. In addition, I am having some physical health concerns and am going through gender transition. No wonder I'm overwhelmed!

    #Disability #BipolarDisorder #ADHD #Autism #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #Dyscalculia #AnorexiaNervosa #Addiction #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #Hypertension

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    I'm back after a break... how are you?

    I'm in a mental health IOP currently after a hospitalization in December for a bipolar mixed episode.

    I'm taking it one day at a time!

    also have some new physical health conditions to add to the list that I'm taking care of!

    #Bipolar1Disorder #Autism #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #Anxiety #TicDisorders #EatingDisorders #Addiction #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #GenderDysphoria #Hypertension #HighCholesterol #LearningDisabilities #Osteoporosis #PersonalityDisorders #SleepDisorders

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    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is Sixela99. I've been diagnosed with depression/anxiety, chronic migraines, PCOS, adenomyosis and perimenopause as well as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but I am also looking for information or advise on seeking to determine if I have fibromyalgia

    #MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #Migraine

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    Dealing with anxiety #Anxiety #Depression #ADHD

    I have a doctor appointment next week. Blood pressure test which I know will be extreme. I’ve been on medication and high blood pressure for 14 years now. I have panic attacks just visiting my doctor. I have to go, but I know it’s going to be hard. Please give me advise as to get through my appointment

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