Holiday self-care to do list
The holidays are a stressful time. Take some time to take care of yourself
When the weather changes, I’m usually very happy because that means that I can wear my sweaters and beanies (I even wear beanies around the house). I found that in the last few days, the gloom that we’ve been having has not been good for my mental health. I’ve been feeling down emotionally, but I’ve been able to get through the day. I’ve been sleeping a lot more than normal again. I’m not entirely sure of things are getting bad again. I’m going to try my best to make the best of things. #MentalHealth #Depression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #SeasonalChanges
I have #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder and this is my first winter with the actual diagnosis. Winter has always been difficult for me but now that I’m a little more self aware, does anyone have any tips on how to cope with the winter? #SeasonalChanges #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder
So, every single fall and winter, I feel terribly sick. I feel basically like I have the flu non stop. But it's way worse than that. Example today: I didn't sleep well last night because I'm in pain all over and just feeling generally really unwell and too tired to sleep. So I woke up feeling really run down. Then I ate breakfast, and all the energy I had went down the drain. So I took two naps today, for a total of 4 or 5 hours. And my second nap was terrible because I felt so exhausted, and everything hurt all over, and kept twitching, and my entire body feels really really heavy, and really hard to move. It felt like this tight band was around my chest, and kept tightening and it was taking everything I had to keep breathing and my heart was pounding really hard, and yet feeling weak . I was too exhausted to open my eyes or move and basically, I felt like I was fighting every single part of my body to keep living. But I couldn't sleep. And the only breaks I got was when I'd black out cuz I quit breathing and then some pain would wake me up and I'd start breathing again. And this happens like at least a couple times a week all fall and winter.
I haven't been able to find anything that really describes these symptoms, or what causes them or anything that helps. But obviously this is really exhausting and I just feel too tired to keep fighting. I don't even know, like is this desdly, https://or.isnit just in my head, or is it just debilitating?
I don't have any diagnosises yet, although I've been having all these symptoms for the last nine years. But, my suspected diagnosises are hEDS, POTS, fibromyalgia, IBS, SPD... I don't know what else. And I have anemia, and asthma... Any tips, encouragement, anything would be appreciated. I'm so wiped. 😓
I’m seeing a lot of posts wondering how seasonal change affects your symptoms. Personally, autumn and winter are my favourite times of year - they always have been so I’m so glad my symptoms agree. Don’t get me wrong, I do like the heat. The problem is te heat does not like me. As a person with POTS, and therefore terrible circulation, I’m always cold so I adore the fact that it’s now socially acceptable to be bundled under scarves and blankets! #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #LivingWithPOTS #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #EDSAwareness #SeasonalChanges