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My wonderful child J. has had GAD and constant panic attacks for two months. We have seen an awful neurologist and a helpful psychiatrist; he and I are in therapy. Tomorrow we visit Cortica to rule out being in the spectrum (or rule in). I love my job; I love my children, J and N. My husband tried his best to help, but I had to push him. I feel the emotional, medical, and physical burden is on me. Last night, J had an adverse side effect on a new Benzo. He hallucinated for 5-6 hours. As a consequence, my husband ruled out benzos. We are waiting for the SSRI to kick in, but it might take three more weeks. Today the whole family worked from home, no school. We are exhausted. He asks me: why me? What did I do to deserve this? I do not want children because I do not want to leave this legacy. He is nine years old. I suffer from depression and anxiety. They are under control with meds, but I a making a U-turn. I feel alone and do not know where to go from here. Thank you for reading. #GAD #Autism #SensoryIssues #exhausted #y #SSRI #Medi #Benzos #mother #NeedSupport #Children #PanicAttacks #hard #choices #needsleep

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Haha... the face I love!

Haha... my boy was not ready for bed! He was ready to play! How can you say no to this face even at 1 am?
#Fibromyalgia #MightyPets #needsleep

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Insomnia #Anxiety #GriefOverload #ChronicPain #sjogrens #needsleep

When my mother passed in 2014, I couldn't sleep or eat for roughly the first 9 months afterwards. I was literally going through the motions, and I was kind of haphazardly surviving. My work life was suffering, and my husband was doing everything he could to keep me from completely neglecting myself.

On night, on a whim, I searched YouTube for a sleep aid. I don't like taking any more pills than absolutely necessary, so I figured audio would be a safe option. That's when I came across Dr. Siddharth Ashvin Shah. I did a little research, and it turns out that his work was made for people who deal with trauma (primarily first-responders etc.). I gave it a try, and holy crap, I was actually able to sleep. It basically helps you wind down by helping you focus on minimizing the world around you. Overstimulation and hypersensitivity are two problems I have when I'm anxious. The guided breathing exercises helped me a lot.

If you have a Spotify account or another streaming service, I recommend giving it a try. I still have to use it from time to time (on bad flare days or when I've had high stressload days--like back in August when my gran died), but ithas helped tremendously.

I really hope this helps some of you. Not being able to get any sleep (especially quality sleep) only exacerbates our conditions. Take care of yourselves


Moving #movingforward #needsleep #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #Sarcoidosis

Just moved today from an apartment to a house. Still a rental but much more room. I do love it but I am worn slam out now. I hate that I have to go to work tomorrow. I wish I wasn’t the team lead because I would soooooooo call in.

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#Fibromyalgia #fibroflare ##TOMORROW #needrest #needsleep

HI🙋it's been a rough 3 days (fibro flare) & tomorrow I must get up early. Didnt sleep last night cuz of the #Pain but drifted of about 45 mins this afternoon. Really need to get some sleep tonight , but still having that #Anxiety hanging on making it hard to even DECIDE to try to sleep. But I know I will get thru tomorrow~ come what may. Whether I am able to keep my appointment??? - I hope so. 🙏 I'll get thru nonetheless. 🎼"Que' serra' serra'..... whatever will be will be. The future is ours to see. Que' serra' serra'"🎶🎵🎼🎵🎶

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#Ugh #Anotherday #knockmeout fibroflare #SleepDeprivation #killerpain #miserable #needsleep #back2bed4me

Only got 1 & 1/2 hrs sleep - lack of sleep makes #Fibromyalgia #Pain horrendous. I'll need to take some Trazadone with Vistoril & get more sleep or else the whole day will only get worse for wear. I'm like "😦😩😧😖😩😵" .....can't do it ....not today. Back to bed for me. To🛌 need😴

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Day 5 An oasis of green... #Depression #Leavingthehouse

in Amsterdam.
If you know where to look even a city like Amsterdam has myriad little hide aways.
Today was very hard to go outside. Even for 15 minutes. But I did it 💪🏽.
#proud #Thegreatoutdoors #Depression #needsleep