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Fear that I'm not really ok...

I was diagnosed with #POTS 2 1/2 years ago, and have been living with symptoms for at least 7 years. For the first 2 yrs after my diagnosis, I was stuck with a doctor who clearly wasn't putting in much effort to help me, so I saw no improvement at all. I now have a great doctor that I love, and his treatment plan was so encouraging, but I'm currently pretty #discouraged because since January I have had covid and walking pneumonia, therefore I've had a big setback. I'm so tired of feeling bad ALL the time. I have 2 young kids, and I feel like my lack of ability to participate in things with them is wrecking their childhood. I also have always been a big worrier, so even if I've dealt with certain symptoms before, if they are really acting up, I get afraid that the doctors missed something, and I'm gonna die. I just need a community that understands and that can reassure me that my symptoms are normal to my condition. #mentallyexhausted #sotired

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Dreams Leading to Depression?

I have leathery been going through a lot. Moving back home with my mom because living on my own unfortunately didn’t work out. My mom, grandparents, and me trying to find a house to move into all together so I can care for my grandma. The deadline approaching fast that me and mom have to get out of the apartment where we currently live.

A lot.

I got sick with the stomach bug and couldn’t take my medications for about 3 days due to me not being able to keep them down. I take Prazosin, which is a nightmare medication. I’ve been back on my normal routine.

But within the past few weeks that I’ve gotten sick, I have been having vivid crazy dreams. I don’t wake up from them, and if I do, I HAVE NO ENERGY TO EVEN GET UP TO PEE. Now a days I’ve been having days where I can not get outta bed as fast as I normally could. I am sensing my depression creeping up, and it’s not fun.

My mom tell me, “I sleep but don’t rest” because my mind is constantly going with the dreams I’m having. So I wake up so so tired and I can’t even function. I’m sitting here typing this in my counselors office dozing off. I’m so EXHAUSTED.

And in all honesty, idk why.

If anyone else with the same problem as me could reach out, or if anyone has any advice for me to get to sleep and actually not be tired.... that would be great!!!

#Depression #Sleep #tired #mentallyexhausted

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When you work 2 jobs & finally have a day off from both.... you plan all these things in your head that you should/could do yet you know for a fact none of that will happen due to sleeping in & being lazy all day...

Morning hike. Cleaning the house. Going to lunch with a friend..

All sounds like an amazing productive day in the works. Now, let's see if these things actually happen on that day off. 🤔
#mentallyexhausted #GetOutOfThyHead

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What do you guys think are signs of you being #mentallyexhausted

what do you do when you are mentally exhausted and how do you take care of yourself without feeling bad about it?

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this pass week has honestly been from hell, my boss was moved to first shift without the knowledge of any of us. the new guy who’s taken over is on a bit of a power trip and always tells me he understands what I’m doing through due to knowing someone with mental health issues. I’m a bit upset because while he may understand mental health, everyone’s situation is different. due to the emotional game of gossip telephone I went on, unsure who to talk to/trust I ended up having the a truly awfully panic attack because I just physically/mentally couldn’t take what’s been going on anymore. one of the teachers found me and things have for the most part gone back to as ‘normal’ as they can for the time being.

my question is, I’m working my second job this coming weekend and it’s an in and out shift at a local theatre. I’m so drained I want to tell them I can’t make it, I’ve decided I’m gonna tell them in unavailabile for the out shift to give myself some much needed me time and to allow my brain to heal. I feel awful doing this? what would you do in my shoes?
#Anxiety #Depression #PanicAttack #Emotionallydrained

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Hating everything in life 🤦🏽‍♀️ #mentallyexhausted

There’s times I go through I just hate everything in life. It’s like when you try to catch up and better yourself shit hits the fan and holding you back from you doing you. There’s so many things I want to do but I can’t. I can but the motivation isn’t there. I start to loose focus on taking care of me myself and I. It’s doesn’t help someone you cut off wants to be a part of your life but at the same time it feels more for them to feel better. Am I just a shoulder to cry on? Is that the only thing I’m good for? Why can’t I reach goals I know I can make? What is really holding me back? Feeling worthless and have no meaning for a special someone hurts inside. I really hate everything that’s going on and wish I didn’t have to feel this way 😣 #anxeity #Depression #ADHD #Misery

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My lack of ambition today is unparalleled. I have no desire to do ANYTHING. I’m not just overwhelmed, I simply cannot push myself to even get up just to change the sheets on the bed .. I am just completely spent, and yet, I’m not.. I’ve done nothing physically today, or yesterday that can even be considered close to tiring. It feels like laziness- I know it’s laziness. I simply don’t care to push myself, even though I know I will be angry with myself for not doing it, all I can do it sit here and stare at it. I’ve not been this bad in a long time.. I just don’t know what to do to feel better, other than get my lazy ass up and do what needs to be done.. ugh ... #lackofmotivation #mentallyexhausted #overwhelmed

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Addiction,mental health and not being taken seriously

I'm a recovering addict. I have struggled with mental health and trauma as long as I can remember. I am trying to put my life back together, I work 2 jobs, I'm a wife and a mom. I have over a year clean but my past still haunts me when it comes to my ability to get proper mental health treatment. I know what works for me and what doesn't but yet I keep being told I need to give certain meds another try. It is so frustrating, I'm not pill seeking, I have crushing anxiety, depression, bpd, the list goes on. So bc my addiction started with pain medication from a car accident yrs ago, they treat me like I will abuse every single pill they prescribe. The ignorance makes me crazy. I try to understand, and I kind of get it but I don't want to keep getting worse while they check off a bunch of pills I've already used and make me a test rat to try and prove me wrong. Doctor's don't always know what's best. And I'm tired. The longer this takes the more the suicide ideation happens, bc what's the point?#mentallyexhausted

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