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A New Reality in Mom Stress

<p>A New Reality in Mom Stress</p>
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I didn't sign up for this

Well apparently I did lol
Today I hurt and it sucks. This is not how I thought or saw myself as I approach 30. 29 stiff, tightness, achy, numb, weak, and irritated AF! I'm simply tired of waking up like this especially with a toddler who needs me. I feel unfit in so many ways. I'm struggling to keep up, so damn uncomfortable and wtf is up with the scalp pain!? Is it related to my nerves ugh sigh I digress. I know it could be much worse. I guess it's good all my test results came back fine....🤯😳🤒
It feels like all I can do is wish for a miracle and in the meantime learn to deal and manage. Crazy it took 8 years to get to this defeated point where I guess I'm fully surrendering to the fibromyalgia and learning to accept life with chronic pain......siiiiigh. 😤
So much uncertainty, so many symptoms and random sensations.
Im not sure how to move forward in life. What's next? How to support my sun and I? I am grateful for how far I've come and all I've learned in terms of lifestyle transitions. And now my arms are really hurting so peace love and many warms gentle hugs to you 💛🙏🏿 #Fibromyalgia #ChronicDepression #ChronicPain #newmom #tired #ChronicFatigue #Nerve and joint pain #JointStiffness #Jointpain

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Woke up in sheer panic

I just woke up after falling asleep 20 mins ago
In a full blown panic attack. I felt completely detached from my body, heart racing, sweating, sick to my stomach and scared myself so badly. I’m always so scared something is wrong with my heart. Now I’m fanning myself and trying a breathing app to re-center myself. Sometimes this happens when I try to force sleep. I have GAD and have been battling it since I was 11, am currently 30 and a first time mom... motherhood has caused quiet a bit of anxiety to creep back in. My daughter is 3 months old!

Has anyone experienced these jolting panic attacks upon falling asleep? Or increased anxiety late into postpartum? Any words of encouragement would be great right now 😕
#Anxiety #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #newmom #postpartum

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Any Advice I can Get..

Hey Everyone! I’m just seeking advice.
I’m 19, just Had my first baby, and 2 months post partum I became stiff to the point where I couldn’t even be a mom.
Soon after so many test done, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. My son is now 6 months (22nd of this month) and I have to quit nursing in order to be able to put this into remission. I’m just NOT ready to quit nursing. my goal was a year atleast. I had to quit my job-which relieved alot of stress on my body, and now I have little to some pain. but Im not as bad as I used to be. Any New Moms who were diagnosed? Or who had a bad flare up post partum-then it went away? Any Advice? If you were in my place would you quit nursing? I’m supposes to start Methotrexate Mid Jan. but I’m so scared of all the side effects and long term possibilities.
Thanks for hearing me out. Im newly Diagnosed so any information is pretty much new to me. I appreciate it MORE than you can imagine. #newmom #RheumatoidArthritis #Advice

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World of firsts. #newmom #Anxiety

While I don’t technically hold the title of mother I am all but that to my nephew. His Mom still has rights and very much makes that known. She even lives down the street. However my sweet boy has three moms, my mom, me, and the deadbeat. He shares a room with me, an incredible untouchable bond, and occasionally slips up and calls me mommy. I am learning with my now pre schooler that I have to experience a world of firsts. He starts school tomorrow and after he finally snoozed off I just sat and stared across the room from my bed to his and just started losing it. I mean bawling my eyes out like I had just lost a loved one. Full on ugly crying because of all of the “what if’s” my brain was creating. Most of them logical and some of them just facts of life like one he won’t be little enough for me to hold anymore. My heart breaks at how fast he’s growing and for all of the things I can’t protect him from. I have so many fears of something terrible happening while he’s at school, like a shooting, or natural disaster that I can’t change of save him from. It’s like my anxiety took my kid and had a field day with him inside my head. I love him so much more than I have ever loved anything in my entire life. Don’t get me wrong I’m so excited for him and proud of him but my momma heart was not ready for this kind of first. I dread the ones to come like kindergarten or bullies and eventually girls and college or moving out.

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Hello everyone #BipolarDisorder

<p>Hello everyone <a class="tm-topic-link mighty-topic" title="Bipolar Disorder" href="/topic/bipolar-disorder/" data-id="5b23ce6600553f33fe98e465" data-name="Bipolar Disorder" aria-label="hashtag Bipolar Disorder">#BipolarDisorder</a></p>
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