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Deep breaths 💖

Take a moment and think of how you would treat your best friend on their worst day.

Now treat yourself like that 💕💕💕

You Are Worth Time and Care! You Are Worthy of help! You deserve contentment and joy! Happiness is for you!!

Please take care of yourself ❤️
You know your struggles and troubles best- you also know your favorite things in life 😉
Plan some good things you can look forward to each day, each week, and each month.

Looking forward to life and living is easier when you are excited for something good you know is in the future.

Gentle hugs ✨️ You are Mightier than you realize!

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We all have these times in our lives. Many are no doubt in this same place right now too.

I was there for almost 2 decades. Not including the 13 years I suffered in pain, alone before. I found peace in my religion as I purposely put one foot in front of the other, often not literally as my body quit on me in ways no doctor understood.

Finally a two months ago I got a rheumatologist who understood and was intelligent and not just guessing. And he wasn't going to give up like the rest of them. And then I finally got a pain doctor who wasn't terrified of medicine and at long last I got the REAL dose I needed. It has been such a long time coming!

So trust that life has things in store that others say will never happen. Trust! Have faith! Dare to dream and hope!
Become the exception, someone who doesn't settle and fight on for that happiness!

When I first found this forum I posted about how I was in so much pain I wanted to die. And in a response from a friend, one who I looked up to and still do, he said: what if tomorrow they come up with a treatment or cure for your condition?? Wouldn't you wish you held on until then?

Life is better when we hope. We live better when we hope!
Don't settle dear Mighty friends. Things will improve, you just have to give time, time.

In the scriptures there is a story of a man who suffers unable to walk for 38years. And then Christ heals him.
I can't help but think how very hard it would be so long ago to exist like that. Nowadays we have running water, toilets, walk-in showers and baths with hot water. We have refrigerators and food that we can buy pre-sliced. We have cars and various Taxi options. We have online shopping and dollar stores! And snack foods that stay good for a long while.

Even in bad health and struggles, we are very blessed. Think of your ancestors who no doubt had problems that you have but no name to put to it, perhaps like yourself. The world is more understanding even if they don't truly understand it all.

You, dear Mighty friend, have good things that pass your way. Open your eyes to them! Allow them to carry you on your way as time passes and even better things at last find you as you so very much deserve ✨️
Hold on! ❤️ each day brings you ever closer ❤️

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When I had to face going through constant excruciating pain, I was only 13, and then 15 when I had to go through waist-down reconstruction surgery.

Obviously it dramatically affected everything. And a year after I began experiencing early arthritis among a few other things. EDS I have always had and I faced horrible pain all the time though I thought it was normal. I always got compliments and awe for my strength though I didn't know any other way to be.

I came across this quote and it gave me new strength to pull from. While going through almost two years in a wheelchair I had lots of panic attacks with a terrible fear that I would never walk again.

No one knew how to help me. All the adults around had never faced anything slightly like my surgery or pain of trouble walking or even physical therapy after school.

I was the one that brought that singular understanding. And as the years followed I am the one people talk to when a decade or so later those adults or kids I knew and know now start to face challenges that involve health.

I have also been able to bring a strong understanding to kids who went on to become doctors who actually care!

And all this because I recognized that life brings unexpected challenges, but that doesn't mean we have to be hunched over struggling to handle it. We can stand up and choose to choose these challenges because we understand them and get help in handling these burdens bad health brings.
We don't have to fight alone.

Raise your voice! Fight for that better life and proper help and care!

Fight to better yourself as you bide your time, being ready for when good things come your way.

Have the Audacity to Hope!

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Have any of you found a medicine or treatment which calms flashbacks and that has helped your C-PTSD and insomnia due to autism?

Antidepressants have never worked for me. I apologize; I reversed topic and post. Needing encouragement and hope.

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I trade a hug for a cheer :)

I commented somewhere on a post that I’m suffering from severe insomnia and that I’m feeling really really tired. I don’t usually talk about me, even being on the Might since 2018. As in life I normally like to take care of others. But someone encouraged me to share, so others could cheer me on. I do feel shy doing this… and I’m not a shy person at all. But yes, I feel so so tired. Tired of not sleeping. Tired of the illness. Tired of taking medications and so on. I do know I have to, but some days I wish I wouldn’t have to. It’s been 25 years of medication and it will be for the rest of my life. And still, i will have this floating moods, anxiety, depression and insomnias. So please, today cheer me on. Thank you dear Mighty friends. 🙏🏻

#bipolardisorder #mentalhealth
#depression #anxiety #insomnia #cheermeon #mightytogether

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Curing Insomnia - Natural Remedies to Begin Healing Insomnia and Get Better Rest

Have you ever found yourself tossing and turning in bed, unable to escape the relentless grip of insomnia? It's like being trapped in a never-ending nightmare, with no respite in sight.

Shift your thinking to:

"As I disconnect from screens, I reconnect with peace. I create a sanctuary of serenity in my bedroom, inviting restful sleep to embrace me."

Try This With Me:

Set a specific time each evening to start winding down and disconnecting from screens. Engage in calming activities such as reading, journaling, or taking a warm bath. Create a relaxing bedtime routine to signal to your body that it's time to sleep, and avoid screens for at least an hour before bed to promote better sleep quality.

#Insomnia #MentalHealth

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Truth. Nothing shows strength like apologizing and starting again.

Nothing shows strength more than kindness on your worst days 💕❤️

Push down that anger at the world and instead use your lot in life to recognize that others may have it rough too but it will not always look like your troubles.

YOU are better than anger. Fight for a better way. Willingness to care and determination will get you much further in life than taking things out on others. You have SO much more power than the world wants you to know ❤️

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Predisone Side Effects

Earlier in Febuary I got the flu. As I was recovering I started to slowly lose my vision. I was taken to the hospital where we found out I have optic neuritis. Which than later turned into bilateral optic neuritis spreading to both eyes. I was in so much pain and they put me on IV steroids for about 7 days. I then got to go home and take them orally. I started with 80 mg for two weeks and am tapering down to 0. Currently on 30mg. The side effects are making me very depressed. I've gained so much weight in my mid section, neck, and face. I have to have a low sugar and low carb diet to prevent ny blood sugar from spiking. My hair is falling out in clumps. My back hurts, I'm shaky, I'm CONSTANTLY sweating, insomnia, acne on my shoulders, water retention.... you name it.
And still.... we don't know what caused my body to develop optic neuritis. They are doing so many tests for autoimmune. L.. but I just eant answers because I want to see clearly again and not have so much pain.
This is my MOON FACE. I am so scared that it may never go back to normal. I feel so self conscious because when I see people i know they obviously notice how much weight I've gained. #OpticNeuritis #MoonFace #Steroids #MentalHealth #AutoimmuneDisorder #MultipleSclerosis #ChronicIllness

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