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    Struggling to be validated by Drs & feeling SO fed up. Chronic, rare Autoimmune Symptoms; I know it's Behcets. Looking for specialist in CA, US.

    Short run down. Chronic strep throat as child. Tonsils removed. Allergic to strain of strep in 6th grade...almost killed me. Never regained "normal" health. On and off horrid joint pain, pain in eyes, multiple Derm diagnoses, chronic inflammation, chronic insomnia, asthma, then Arthritis, Bursitis, Depression, Anxiety, lost weight then gained over & over, pregnancy very painful and high risk. Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica, Anemia. Got pregnant again & was even worse. Thankful for 2 healthy kids, but Momma is not healthy. I'm 47 now. Labeled with Fibromyalgia but no treatment. Need to be back on pain meds but bc I stopped (MY choice), years ago Drs don't want me back on them. I have done so much research and I KNOW I have Behçet's Disease. Looking for somewhere to go in the US for the validation & proper treatment. 20+ years of struggling invisibly (until huge sores all over neck & head in May 2022). Currently on evil Prednisone, Colchicine, Mobic. Rheumatologist taking too long to have me jump through all of her hoops. Any advice appreciated 💜
    #BehcetsDisease #MomGuilt #ChronicDepression #chronicinflammation #Insomniac #Anxiety #Arthritis #Divorce #PTSD


    Insomnia nights #Insomniac #Insomnia

    I have been trying to fall asleep since 1am. It is now 2:15am. My brain just won’t shut up tonight. And I have to get up for work in a few hours. So annoying. Make it stop.

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    Encouragement Rocks

    I keep rocks with me places I go, and leave them for whomever may need them.

    This one though, I keep for myself in my car. ..

    Right now I am posting because I cannot sleep . Again. .. :( #imtired
    #Insomniac #anxeity #Borderline Bipolar depression


    WHAT is insomnia?Im in a stage IV cancer.I rarely sleep more than three hours , in the quiet if the night that’s when my memories of when I used to hike the trails around Lake Tahoe, or when I could
    Work, meeting children that needed help and guidance, I wake up missing my old life. Usually it’s the pain at night in my bones that does nothing to allow for me sleep.
    My Doctor has my Insomnia listed as A Mental Disorder. Is it? Or is it a side effect of chronic pain from metestatic breast cancer? #painwarrior #MetastaticBreastCancer # #Insomniac #I need sleep 😴

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    #Insomniac #BipolarDepression #Anxiety #Depression

    Anyone else stay up after every one goes to bed, savoring the quiet and alone time, but dreading going to sleep because you’re dreading a new day? This insomnia is making me nuts!


    How do you talk your way off of the ledge..

    I've been with my boyfriend for almost 6 months (I'm also bipolar), ever since we we've been together I've been on this manic high. Well, like every high episode comes the low episode which is harder than anything to function with. Unfortunately, it was his birthday this weekend & I wanted to do what girlfriends do & be with him. Inorder for me to stop having panic attacks I drank a lil to much & I didn't make it look good on him because I disappeared to go throw up & never came back out, I passed out. I've told him how sorry I am & yeah, I did fuck up. I now know that he will never understand what this disease does to you because he kept on with the same thing over & over again. I don't think we are or will be together anymore. This really fucked with my psyche. I guess I'm meant to be by myself. He was the 1st man I had been with since my ex husband in 2016. Am I not worthy to have someone love me & understand that this disease is not easy on anybody especially the person that has to deals & tries to conquer every demon everyday??

    I'm so heartbroken....

    #MentalIllness #Bipolar #BipolarDisoder #Manic #depressive #PTSD #SocialAnxiety #Insomnia #Insomniac #highs #Lows #Disease #chronicmentalillness


    Acting out my “dreams”

    Why am I the narrator of my dreams ? I talk and move and kick and yell .... my dreams and I’m exhausted when I wake . I wake myself up

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    #Anxiety #IntrusiveThoughts #Insomniac #overthinker

    When I first seen this pic, I thought wow that describes me to a T! And than I thought I bet you there's a lot of people from my Mighty 💪 family that can relate to this! So here's to us "Weirdos" & "crazys" that actually talk to ourselves, but also answer back! Lol These are some of the best conversations I've ever had though 🤪✌️💖☯️🙋‍♀️

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    Fun fact

    Please tell me a fun fact about the place you live.
    My fun facts:

    Possessing weed is prohibited, but you cannot be punished for carrying less than 10g of weed with you as long as you dont cross any border.

    Building a minarette is illegal.

    If you find a wild animal in trouble you are strictly not allowed to keep it. You have to take it to the vet as fast as possible, and the State has to pay for all of its treatments.

    Keeping 2 buns in a 0.7m2 cage is legal. But keeping 1 bun freeroaming a house and garden, and having it as a full member of your (human/other animal) family is illegal.

    It is legal to have a French and a Swiss passport. It is legal to have a US and a Swiss passport. But it is illegal to have an Austrian and Swiss passport.

    If you have to get rid of your dog poo, you have to put it in a rubbish bin in your own village. If you put it in a rubbish bin of another village, you will be fined 200$.

    If sitting in the wrong compartment of the train, Or taking a train on another time, you will be charged the same amount of money like having no ticket at all.

    .... well, it s pretty ridiculous sometimes.
    #COVID19 #DepressiveDisorders #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Fun #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #RheumatoidArthritis #Fibromyalgia #Insomniac