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Chronic Pain and Comfort Eating

Guys, I'm really struggling at the moment. Every single day of my life, I'm in pain. I've accepted it as a fact of my life. But a few weeks ago I randomly injured a muscle in my lower back that has been locked/cramped up ever since, and is pretty much crushing my sciatic nerve. I'm getting such painful burning-aching sensations CONSTANTLY. There is no reprieve.

I can't get comfy when I'm sitting, and I'm barely sleeping at night. My doctor has examined me and she's pretty sure it's my sciatic nerve that's been pinched and that I need the appointment for physio. But the earliest they could fit me in was 23rd October - 10 days away! My doctor has prescribed a course of diazepam (valium) to help ease the muscle and try and abate the muscle spasming around the nerve. Which works to an extend but I really can't do much. I can't lift anything heavy, etc.

I am truly miserable right now. And I have been for the last two weeks since the injury. It just doesn't stop... My nephew came over on Wednesday and I couldn't play with him the usual way I do - chasing him about, lifting him up and bouncing him. And he just kept coming and cuddling my leg, raised his arms at me and said; "Up!" It broke my heart when I said no. He walked off with his head hung down and his bottom lip poking out.

Since the injury, I've eaten a LOT of junk food. I just cannot stop, and I don't really care all that much. I know I'm comfort eating (I used to do this a lot in the past), and I know it's not good for me. I'm just finding it really hard to give a crap about it.

What should I do? I'm so close to tears... I need a nice long, tight hug/cuddle. It's so hard to keep going.

#POTS #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #FattyLiverDisease #NAFLD #Diabetes #BPD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #InterstitialCystitis #ChronicPain #sciatica #BackPain #exhausted #mentallyexhausted #feelingdefeated #chronicillnesswarrior #Advice

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Healing While at Work

When mother nature sees you struggling & wants you to lay in her arms for a minute, you listen to mother nature & embrace her love.

When your mind wants to explode, you listen & grab that pen/paper & release all that was built up until you can't write anymore..

... all while being professional at work!

This journey is an adventure, that's for sure! One I'm not ready to get off even though the emotions are strong asf!

I'm a strong ass woman who knows her worth! This is only half of what I'm capable of doing. Can not wait to see the rest of this journey. 🖤🦋

#Anxiety #Depression #PTSD #Trauma #Migraine #Healing #Therapy #IntrusiveThoughts #Grief #Insomnia #MentalHealth #mentallyexhausted


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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#MajorDepression #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #makingfriendsishard

Lately I’ve had so much I feel going on these past few weeks about. I started going to horse therapy the beginning on June and before that I hadn’t been around horses like that since I was little. There’s a story behind of why I’m scared to ride horses anymore, but that’s not related to this thought. With horse therapy the person that’s working with me tries to use #Christianity to try help me. I understand it some yet it’s I still can’t concept how to “let go” my anxiety, I feel I should know how I’ve been in regular mh therapy for a few years by now.

Then yet it’s the #Loneliness that’s been going on, and I have like no friends except one….. I can hang out with and talk to that live close to me. I’m not sure where I’m really going with this or getting at, it’s like I feel people keep trying to get me to go out to some like self help groups to make friends. But it’s like I want another friend I can hang out with, but yet don’t cause it’s so exhausting even though I tend to crave that purpose or whatever it’s called. On top of all that I’ve been dealing with some physical health issues, of what was contact dermatitis is now possibly a bacterial rash. Might have to go see a dermatologist to get it figured out if it’s not healing fully, but trying different meds along with my antidepressant anxiety and adhd med.
#overwhelmed #Autism #Depression #Anxiety #ADHD #whatsnormalanymore #mentallyexhausted #lonely #Feelingtoomuch #inthedarkness


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


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?


#CheckInWithMe #mentallyexhausted

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


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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