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    I Need Some Positive Words ... Feeling a little down ...

    What is something positive that you could share with a chick that needs to feel a little more upbeat? I want to get out of this funk so much. Anything POSITIVE or encouraging or motivating is welcome. Or if you need to vent, that's okay, too!

    #Anxiety #Depression #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar1Disorder #ChronicPain #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #LivingWithPOTS #Narcolepsy #prolactinoma #sibo #smallintestine bacteriaovergrowthsibo #RaynaudsPhenomenon #LeukocytoclasticVasculitis
    #SpinalStenosis #Lumbarfusion #SpinalFusion

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    Anyone with #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome ran a fever 🤒 when water in a shower has been run over your head?

    Do any of you #Potsie s run a fever when you take a shower? Spike in heartrate? Drop in blood pressure? You think that you may pass out? But, if you take a bath it isn't as bad, but you find your hygiene suffering? I find that even taking a bath, I have to cover my head with water. What do you do to get through this? I'm on medication, but I can't go on a higher dose cuz of side effects. You know how people feel so "refreshed" and "revitalized" after a shower; that's not me. I feel such a itchy and sticky feeling - like I had just gotten back from the gym (and I don't use hot water - so it's not dry skin) - does anyone else have this? or my heartrate goes even higher afterwards and during. It's not when I get my body wet, just my head. Or I will run a temperature about 100°F for no other reason. And no hot water. Does this happen to you, too? I absolutely hate the way that a shower makes me feel in regards to physical symptoms. I hate that I can't take a shower before a doctor's appointment, because then I'd run a fever when I got there and they'd make me get a covid test (which would normally make sense - so I just don't take a chance).

    So, who else with #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome or any other #ChronicIllness has a terrible reaction to water being ran over top your head? Horrible, huh?!

    #Anxiety #Depression #PsoriaticArthritis #Narcolepsy #Gastroparesis #sibo #sbbo #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #LivingWithPOTS #prolactinoma #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #Migraine #SpinalStenosis #SpinalFusion #Lumbarfusion #Potsie #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar1Disorder

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    Is anyone else scared to sleep with the lights out?

    My sleep doctor has a fit everytime that we discuss this. But, trauma has caused me to need to sleep with the lights on. Does anyone else have this problem?Even a lamp won't do. I feel like the light is a warm blanket. Does anyone have any suggestions for getting through this? My sleep hygiene is horrible 😫.

    #Anxiety #Depression #BipolarDisorder #PTSD #PsoriaticArthritis #Narcolepsy #Gastroparesis #sibo #sbbo #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Undiagnosed #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #LivingWithPOTS #Upallnight #prolactinoma #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #Migraine #SpinalStenosis #SpinalFusion #Lumbarfusion

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    What's your FAVORITE comfort beverage? Mine is Chicory Coffee ☕️!!!!!

    So pull up a mug/glass/cup and chill with the Shanster!!!! Allow yourself to take some comfort in yourself and enjoy a special warm or cold beverage that meets your fancy!!!! 😃😃😃😃😃

    #Anxiety #Depression #PsoriaticArthritis #Narcolepsy #Gastroparesis #sibo #sbbo #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Undiagnosed #COVID19 #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #LivingWithPOTS #funactivities #prolactinoma #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #Migraine #SpinalStenosis #SpinalFusion #Lumbarfusion #Comfort #warmth #Love #caring

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    Someone Share Something HAPPY with me cuz I am feeling a little Down

    Hi All! I am relatively new here and I need some motivation and happy thoughts sent my way! One of my friends ditched me the other day and told me that, I was annoying and hasn't spoken to me since. I am taking this hard. I want to be positive and am hoping that you guys could tell me about all the happy things going on with you ❤️!!!! Happy and fun hobbies! Anything that just makes you smile 😃! Maybe music 🎶? Anything really? I just need some cheerful words!

    #Anxiety #Depression #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarDisorder #PsoriaticArthritis #Narcolepsy #Gastroparesis #small intestine bacteria overgrowth sibo #sibo #sbbo #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Undiagnosed #COVID19 #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #LivingWithPOTS #funactivities #prolactinoma #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #Migraine #SpinalStenosis #SpinalFusion #Lumbarfusion

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    New Year's Can Be Hard For Many People #Anxiety #Depression #Recovery

    It's a New Year and a time that is hardest for some people. I understand this, because for many years this time of year was the very worst for me. November, December, and January were my 3 hardest months of the year. 15 years ago this time of year, I was declared "disabled". It was heart shattering, because I had just spent the previous 4 years busting my butt in college studying Mathematics and Accounting. I wanted to be an Actuary and work for a big insurance company.
    I have finally gotten past that lost dream and have semi moved on. Now I focus, not on the future (like before), but the present. I try to enjoy every little moment with a friend or dear family member. It's now about the present day and making it the very best that I can. Some days are better than others, but today I stand before you, saying that I am a stronger, more vibrant person than ever. I have a lot to give society and so do you, friend. Whether it's just a caring smile to a neighbor or just taking care of yourself by eating healthy. Or heck, if it's treating yourself to an icecream sundae. You are a valuable member of society. No matter how small you may feel, you are not. You are way more important than you can ever anticipate. (A little self talk, here!). Anyway, it's been 7 months that I have been Opioid free!!!!! My first New Year not on any pain medication. Not even Ibuprofen or Tylenol. I don't know how I have survived, but I rang in the New Year with a completely clear head for once. I never abused my medication, but that didn't bring back any lost clarity. Even at prescribed levels, I was always in a sort of a haze. But, like I said before, I stand before you to reclaim my clarity on my life. I love seeing life for what it truly is. The good, the bad, and the ugly, but mostly the beautiful!!!!!
    #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicIllness #AnkylosingSpondylitis #Narcolepsy #LivingWithPOTS #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #Bipolar1Disorder #PsoriaticArthritis #ChronicPain #Migraine #Endometriosis #Lumbarfusion #SpinalStenosis #SpinalFusion #prolactinoma #Love #Medication #Recovery #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #PudendalNeuralgia #Undiagnosed #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease #Gastroparesis

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    Does anyone know any alternatives to coffee ☕ (that tastes similar to coffee)?

    Hey, all!!!! I absolutely love coffee ☕! But, unfortunately it no longer loves me. Bummer!!! 😕😕😕
    I was wondering if anyone knew of any kind of HOT alternative beverages to coffee. They don't have to taste exactly the same of course. But, I'd like something that is not too acidic, but is delicious. If you have #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS , #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease , or any other tummy troubles, then you know that coffee isn't always your best friend. I would love some input on this you all!!! The only thing that I don't care too much for is Herbal Tea.
    #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicIllness #AnkylosingSpondylitis #Narcolepsy #LivingWithPOTS #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #Bipolar1Disorder #PsoriaticArthritis #ChronicPain #Migraine #Endometriosis #Lumbarfusion #SpinalStenosis #SpinalFusion #prolactinoma #Love #Medication #Recovery #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #PudendalNeuralgia #Undiagnosed #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease #Gastroparesis

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    6+ Months Opioid Free!!!! HOORAY!!!

    It's been a long journey to this point, but I have survived being off prescribed opioid medications for over 6 months! It seems like time has flown by. I have dealt with some serious pain after coming off the opioids. But, thank the good Lord for Gabapentin!!!! I don't know if I would have made it without it. But, then again, I know that I am STRONG AND MIGHTY!!!! And so are you!!!!! If you are struggling with tapering off pain medication, then you may be tapering too fast. I did it very slowly, under a physician's guidance. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!!! I KNOW THAT THE PAIN IS REAL! To anyone suffering, you have my love and prayers!!!!
    #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicIllness #AnkylosingSpondylitis #Narcolepsy #LivingWithPOTS #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #Bipolar1Disorder #PsoriaticArthritis #ChronicPain #Migraine #Endometriosis #Lumbarfusion #SpinalStenosis #SpinalFusion #prolactinoma #Love #Medication #Recovery #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #PudendalNeuralgia #Undiagnosed #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS - C

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    Prayers for Tigger Needed!!!!

    Tigger is losing weight way to fast!!!! He was an obese cat 5 months ago and has dropped 27.1% of his body weight! He may have diabetes or kidney disease. I am devastated. Lord, please let my little guy be okay! I will know more in about a month from now. But, please please please keep Tigger in your prayers!!!!
    #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicIllness #AnkylosingSpondylitis #Narcolepsy #LivingWithPOTS #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #Bipolar1Disorder #PsoriaticArthritis #ChronicPain #Migraine #Endometriosis #Lumbarfusion #SpinalStenosis #SpinalFusion #prolactinoma #Love #Medication #Recovery #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #PudendalNeuralgia #Undiagnosed #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS

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    Who Else Totally Binged Yesterday & Now Feels So Shameful About It? #EatingDisorders

    Thanksgiving is supposed to be a joyous time for family and friends. However, if you have an eating disorder, it can prove to be very challenging!!!! Normally I am extremely restrictive about my food intake. Yesterday, I was surrounded by comforting people and comfort food and I really binged big time. I couldn't stop eating. No matter how much I tried, I would go back to the fridge and heat up leftovers. I even ate dessert for breakfast this morning, cuz I spent the night at my cousin's house. I was completely out of control. So, when I got home around Noon today, I started restricting. But, in a very negative way. I let myself have an apple and some crackers all day. I drank a ton of water. I kept thinking that the water would magically cleanse my body of all the calories that I had ingested. I am not doing well. I want to cry. I don't want to spiral out of control. I think making this post has helped some already. Any advice for me?
    #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicIllness #AnkylosingSpondylitis #Narcolepsy #LivingWithPOTS #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #Bipolar1Disorder #PsoriaticArthritis #ChronicPain #Migraine #Endometriosis #Lumbarfusion #SpinalStenosis #SpinalFusion #prolactinoma #Love #Medication #Recovery #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #PudendalNeuralgia #Undiagnosed #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease #AnorexiaNervosa #BingeEatingDisorder #BingeEating
    #EatingDisorders

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