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    Shopping Addiction. When #Shopping is beyond #retailtherapy and Breaks the Bank 👀

    This cat in the image gives me the face I make when my husband sees me reaching for something to put in the cart and tells me to put it back. I feel like I am so wrong or about to do something that will #hurt me. When things are #Wrong or #IAmStruggling it doesn't feel like I have #power . I feel #powerless .

    #shoppingaddiction is real. My mother has it worse than me right now, whereas I have people telling me "No!" And "Put it Back!" Holding me accountable. It still feels hurtful.

    I no longer go to stores just to "Look." I cannot go to a store just to "Look around." Especially an issue if I see something and cannot buy it. We are all experiencing some kind of #financial issues. #Medicine is so dang expensive, and that often causes us to fall into a pit. I do not know what to do, but I have been trying things other than talk #Therapy .

    I decided to click online "Add to Cart" or "Add to Wishlist." This is common for websites like Amazon or Bath & Body Works. Especially now that the Christmas season is here.. I see things I want to #Buy for other people, or things I want for the #home or for #Myself . It feels #bad .

    Have you experienced #shoppingaddiction ?

    If so, what do you do?

    I need #Advice .

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    Thinking About The Season Ahead

    🎭 Hello!

    I am a blend of emotions this past week, but I am doing better. I have slacked on my classwork for my University studies. I pray that I can make it through without struggling too much. I seriously need help to make it through this class because of how difficult my emotions have been. I believe it's #hormonal but I am confident that I am going to be OK.

    I am curious about you guys though, how are you?!



    I gave up my dream to my mental illness

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that I’m recovering from trauma and that I’m getting better and metter at managing the symptoms, but what’s done is done you know? And I won’t be getting back the time I lost battling my own brain. And that sucks. And makes me mad. And also makes me feel like maybe I’m not worth what I think I am.

    I always dreamt of being a doctor. Psychiatry was my dream, how ironic is that?
    But I would have loved to be a surgeon as well and work with Doctors Without Borders cause I just love helping people that no one else is willing to help. Because nobody should be in the position of not having anyone to back them up. Nobody should be in the position of being helpless and alone. Nobody should be in the position of not being given a chance. Whether it’s because of money, race, sexuality or anything else.

    But then I found myself in that position. Or at least I thought I was. And I had to fight my mind to understand that wasn’t the case. But as I graduated high school I was not in my right mind and I most certainly didn’t have the strength to face uni. So I thought “okay I’m one year ahead anyway, I can lose a year of med school”. But then a year passed and I didn’t feel ready yet, so I chose another faculty. I gave up.

    I do like what I’m doing, I do think I will find my spot and enjoy my career, whatever that will be. But I’m never gonna be a doctor. And I hate it. I could go into med school now, yes, but I won’t cause if there’s something that I hate more than not achieving what I want is achieving it after others. So I can’t stand the idea of becoming a doctor at 32 at best (where I live med school is 6 years + 4 to specialize). Also my parents aren’t getting any younger, my father is 70 and retiring in October, my mum is 60, so I can’t put the pressure on them to financially support me till I’m 32. I just can’t.

    Problem is every time I’m at at hospital, every time I see something even remotely related to doctors, I’m reminded of my “failure”. Worst part is both my parents are doctors and my older sister is in med school.
    Would be kinda funny to see from outside I suppose.
    So yeah, I’m proud of myself for overcoming my problems and getting better, but all my life, every time I’m working, or anytime I see my parents and/or my big sister, every time I enter a hospital, every time someone I meet tells me they are a doctor, I will be reminded that I am not.

    And I hate it.
    #MentalHealth #Recovery #dreams #Medicine #givingup


    Have you ever #Forgotten to take your medicine?

    #Medicine and #Selfcare are very important. Lately I have had some symptoms flare up. Bad memory, and mixing up my medicine as a result of it.

    I feel bad, but I truly believe that I am going to make it through. What about you?


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    Wellness Wednesday: Medicine Adherence & Diabetes

    Medication adherence means how well patients follow their doctors' prescriptions and taking medications correctly. According to Cecelia Health, this includes:

    💊 Getting prescriptions filled
    💊 Understanding the medications’ directions
    💊 Taking the correct dosage
    💊 Taking medication at the right frequency
    💊 Being persistent and consistent with taking medication

    Non-adherence isn't just about patients not taking their medicine. The health care system, socioeconomic factors, and medical comorbidities all affect adherence. According to Cecelia Health, non-adherence comes in a lot of forms:

    💊 Initiation: the individual fails to fill their prescription or begin their treatment
    💊 Implementation: the patient doesn’t take the medication as prescribed (delayed or incorrect dosages), making the medication then appear ineffective
    💊 Persistence: The individual starts out taking their medication, but eventually discontinues their treatment

    There are several barriers or causes to medication adherence that patients experience, including:

    💊 Lack of acceptance of the diagnosis
    💊 Feeling fearful or overwhelmed
    💊 Incorrect perceptions of condition or medication
    💊 Struggling with financial resources
    💊 Literacy or language barrier
    💊 Challenges with lifestyle changes
    💊 Access to care

    Ultimately, maintaining medication adherence is key to managing diabetes and living a healthier life.

    Read Diane Talbert's story about overcoming medication non-adherence:

    ❓How have you dealt with medication non-adherence?
    ❓What was the cause of it?

    Share your experiences in the comments 👇🏾

    Source: Cecelia Health

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #Medicine #HealthCare #Health #HealthInsurance #Stress #MentalHealth #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether


    Therapy Fears/ Medicine Concerns

    So it’s been a while since I’ve been to see anyone to talk to or try to see a psychiatrist to see about medicines that might help. And I’m scared to try again. I’ve had 1 good therapist in the 10 years I was going and I lost that one when they transferred to a different program to Better help people. They’re replacement didn’t click with me and it was hard after having such a good one for nearly a year. It’s been 2+ years since then due to Covid. I’m scared to try again. It’s also hard cause I’m not sure I’ll do well in a phonecall/video call sessions but so many aren’t doing in person still. I’m scared to try medicine cause the medicines I took as a teenager made me feel robotic/zombie like even if my dad always said I was angrier in them. Meanwhile the anxiety medicine I was on a couple years ago I forgot to take many times so it didn’t help me. I just. Idk. Is is weird to feel this way? Is it strange? Bad? Any advice? Thank you. #ChronicDepression #ADHD #Anxiety #MentalHealth #Medicine


    Pill Identify #Medicine

    Does anyone know what a small white oval pill with BL on on e side and 25 or 2S on the other could be? Thanks


    A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

    Hello my friends. Yes... It is me again.

    Today i had quit my job that I was hired at about a week ago. I barely could make it through my day yesterday evening. It was quite awful because of the fact that I had stayed late, and did not get to go to sleep until closer to midnight. I struggled because I had to take #Medicine for my #Insomnia . I know how much I have been struggling for years with this disorder. The job started out kind of fun, but was lacking proper training. I realized that most employees were new, and kind of just thrown into the mix of store operations. One of the managers had a #personality clash with me. She came off very harsh, and snippy which made me so #nervous . I was #Crying about it, and could not seem to get myself out of that #worry .

    I read somewhere that those who have #BipolarDisorder also have a connection with #Insomnia . Some may have reason to believe that it has to deal with a wandering mind due to a hypomanic episode. Yet, I think they fail to understand that it is not always the reason why.

    I have a serious case of #DeathAnxiety that does not seem to go away. It has gotten better since my father had passed away, as I feel a little more comfortable with the facts that this happens to us all. However, I am still struggling. Each day that passes is another day completed of my life and I do not know when God will call me home. There is this weird feeling that I get in my chest that creates this #Weird thought process. I feel this hallowed out sensation in my chest, and I also experience a feeling like I need to whine or cry or yell "I do not want to die." Sometimes I call out for my #Dad who is no longer with me. Therefore, I noiced I have reached out to my #mom a whole lot. I #cherish the time that I have to live.

    If you have made it this far through this message, I thank you.
    I really would love a #reply .

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    What are your tips for taking terrible-tasting medicine?

    A few days ago I started taking a medicine that essentially tastes like glorified liquid chalk (don’t let the pink color fool you). So I wanted to poll my fellow Mighty spoonies to see if you had any suggestions for me.

    Do you dilute liquid medicine in water? Do you chase it with a drink right after? Do you brush your teeth before or after? Help! My gag reflex has been getting a workout. 😬

    #ChronicPain #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease #ChronicIllness #Spoonie #SpoonieProblems #Medicine #CheckInWithMe #Migraine #RareDisease

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    Eli Lilly Insulin Affordability Solutions

    Did you know there are resources available when it comes to accessing and affording medications, including insulin? Eli Lilly has a suite of insulin affordability solutions and resources to ensure people that use Lilly insulin can access it for $35 a month. Learn more about the options available - whether you have insurance or not.

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #lada #mody #gestational #DiabetesInsipidus #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #insulin #Medicine #Support #MightyTogether #resources #Lifehacks