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    Having people that listen and respect us is so helpful and encouraging, so much better than having people who judge, or try to fix us!

    I am blessed to have people in my life that are there for me, sometimes just listening and asking what they can do for me, telling me that I’m not alone, letting me know they’ll be there for me, and they love me … but what can really help us feel better about ourselves is when they just say they’re proud of us. Wonderful people in our lives can regularly remind us about everything we’re going through and how amazingly well we are handling ourselves. They can acknowledge us for what we ARE doing even when we can only see and judge ourselves for the things we’re NOT doing. Sometimes they can be there just to listen to us, sometimes they can help us get our minds off all we’re going through by lightening up the conversation and not allow us to get caught in a loop of feeling sorry for ourselves.

    But we definitely can’t do this alone, things can appear insurmountable or overwhelming but if we’re lucky we have people who believe in us and are there for us when we just need them to listen and let us get our fears out in the open and talk about our pain. People can help us if they just say they feel for us and wish they could make us feel better. What I don’t think they realize is that by simply being there to walk by our side they ARE making us feel better!

    You can expand your network of support by getting up the courage and then tell people that are close to you (that don’t already know) what you are dealing with, sharing what is really happening and what you are going through and then tell them how they can help. I have found most people want to help and if they decline I try not to take it personally. It’s worth the risk to get crucial support

    #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #PeripheralNeuropathy #Migraine #Headache #COVID19 #Disability #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar1Disorder #Bipolar2Disorder BipolarDepression #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #HIVAIDS #longtermsurvivor #Shingles #Bronchitis #Pneumonia #PTSD #Selflove #Selfcare #strength #MightyMinute #IfYouFeelHopeless #Hope #MentalHealthHero #MightyTogether

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    Why am I'm a magnet for men who want to debase or scam me financially.

    I'm on my 3rd divorce we've been apart for 13+ yrs. married 24. He purchased this foreclosure home said I could fix it up and live in it. Use his benefits when he passed, he lives with his gf for 13 yrs. This past Nov. I was blindsided by divorce pprs claiming I owe him all this money, he claims he's in debt he's taken out multiple loans & credit cards he took out most of the equity in the house I'm fixing up. In our state I'm responsible for half his debts. I'm on a low fixed income .
    Also I have been following the Ukraine war. Sending messages of hope praying for them. Then I get these guys pretending they are soldiers sending pics trying to romance me then asking for money. I know about scamming I don't fall for it. I feel like I have this big bulls eye target on my back. Why does me caring cause all the nasty people to show up?
    #ADHD #Anxiety #Fibromyalgia #Cronic Fatigue# #Osteoporosis #Osteopenia #Raynard syndrome #Peripheral neuropathy #Gout #Shingles

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    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is LUVMYNYX2. I'm here because I've been suffering from Fibromyalgia and Syringomyelia for over 10 years. My day starts with waking up feeling very stiff in my whole body. It feels like Rega Mortis is setting in. I force myself up feeling tired all the time. My right arm is the most painful, a burning, stinging, scrapping feeling. Very tender to the touch. It feels like the way Shingles is described, except without a rash. Then there is pain around my ribs and pressure in the middle of my spine. It feels like a dagger is in my back. Sore breast too. This pain is every day all day. I work and drive all day and every bump in the road intensify the pain. I take Lyrica 200mg three times a day along with over 1100mg of acetaminophen and Ibuprofen. I get very little relief with that. Doctors have no idea how much hell I'm going through with this horrid pain. When the pain is more intense it raises my blood pressure to stroke range and I don't have high blood pressure. My treatment has been consisted of dry needles on top of my shoulders, vitamin injections in my hands were the worst treatments and very painful. I've had physical therapy 4 times. I was taking also units of Vitamin D three time a week and 2500 of Vitamin B12 3 times a day for pain and protection of my liver and kidneys. Doctor's are only concerned with not giving opioids to protect their licenses while I suffer but yet there is treatment for substance abusers still being served Meth to avoid the issues they go through, I'm not drug addicted, don't want to be high or out of my mind. I just want somebody somewhere to treat my pain so that I can live my life. All I do is work and off to the bed. I have to work with prices getting higher and higher. I'm only 67 and feel bad when my grandchildren want me to do things with them. I also have asthma and stays out of breath here lately. Thanks for listening.

    #MightyTogether #Fibromyalgia

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    I'm new here!


    Hi, my name is Podiceps73. I'm here because I have been very active all of my life and enjoyed outdoors immensely. And now things have changed. And no one can put a finger on exactly what has happened- but a few people have their opinions which is all that they are.

    In January 2022, I received my booster injection for Covid 19. Within three days I developed a slight rash on my abdomen. Two days later it was confirmed that I had Shingles. I was 72 years old and was ignorant of the need to be double immunised and my Doctor (who is a dedicated physician) failed to see the warning on my health pages. I had Shingles twenty five years earlier so never thought of it recurring. The latest Shingles rash passed and no more skin pain occured. I had moderate pain and a rash of about 50mm diameter on my LHS abdomen and a few spots on the side and back.

    A fortnight later I was finding it difficult to speak normally and when I did speak I was so slow getting the right words out that it was becoming a serious concern to say the least. My movements had also slowed down and we described at as the speed of an old sloth- I was truly very very slow. I was checked out by the local Hospital ED and no identifiable issues found.

    Two or three weeks later I was referred to a Regional ED with suspected mini-strokes. I spent three nights in hospital and a thorough assessment occured including MRI of my brain. Still nothing found. One prior experience that I had was videod to show the Doctors just what was happening. I was sitting in a lounge chair reading and I had my legs crossed. I thought I will put them straight- in other words my intention was to lift my right leg off my left leg. Pretty simple procedure. We normally just automatically get on with it. But for some reason try as I might, I could not lift my right leg for even one millimetre- it was stuck there for about 15 minutes.
    By this time I was wondering if this was just a load of "it's all in your head" stupid! But I sensed that it was real. This became my new reality and I had repeated episodes.

    When I walked my legs felt as if they weighed a tonne and I could at best shuffle along; my arms also just hung heavily and required a bit of mental assistance to be lifted; my turning movements were slow just like a sloth- lifting my arms and legs required planning because my automatic functions had stopped working. I wondered if there was one part of my brain wanting to move and the other normally responding part failing to coperate.

    The next four months saw the arrival of new changes that suggest I have to get used to this long term. And still no one has an answer.

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    These are my precious furry companions. Do you have any fur companions that are your life?

    Wow this time I was able to post a picture and they're together. In foreground is Gracie 13 yo we've been together for 12 1/2 years. The black blob at the top left is Merlin 9 yo I adopted him 2 years ago. He was considered unadoptable bc he's a black cat, overweight (20) lbs & has feline asthma. He was 20 lbs when I adopted him and weights the same no matter what I try. These furry creatures are my life. Gracie is my cuddle bunny after we lost both her fursisters (within 4 months of each other) who she grew up with, she literally stayed with me for the times I just cried for days. I felt badly for her bc she would search for her sisters everytime we had a shared time like meals or nitenite treats. So I got Merlin. No background on him,he's vocal loves the sounds of kittens crying makes biscuits while trilling hated being picked up no cuddling. I Taught him to use an inhaler for his asthma attacks. He recently had mini stroke, his personality changed for the better. Now likes to cuddle, calls for Gracie when it's nitenite treats or if he sees me outside or it's 5 minutes past time to eat he meows pitifully. Thank goodness for them.
    #ADHD #Anxiety #Arthritis #Fibromyalgia #Gout #Osteoporosis #Osteopenia
    #congenital Kyphosis #PeripheralNeuropathy
    #Bastrop Syndrome
    #bone spurs
    #Reynards Syndrome
    #Shingles # Shoulder impingement Syndrome
    #spinal stenosis #Cataracts

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    What's one thing you wish you knew when you were diagnosed with chronic pain?

    If you've been working through your own chronic pain for a while now – what would you tell someone who's just been diagnosed that you wish you had known?

    I'll start...

    I wish someone had told me to NEVER compare myself to others who were also sick. Pain management looks different for everyone. #ChronicPain #Neuropathy #neuralgia #ComplexRegionalPainSyndrome #Fibromyalgia #Nervedamage #MultipleSclerosis #Arthritis #Shingles #Migraines #BackPain #Cancer


    So much pain

    Once again I woke up nothing but shooting chronic pain on top of all this bone internal pain shingles have have got me burning inside and out I don't know if I can take it anymore #ChronicPain #Shingles #Suicide

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    Never let anyone tell you can't do?

    Over past years I've accomplish things I never did in my life? With nobody's help? This is one example? I've mile my own wood everting on here is hand carve? This is a rustic bird house? Shingles are singkes? There is easier ways but at this point I like to push my self to do things out of my comfort zone? It was a long project but I don't care? The flower pot are slivers of wood scrap from shingles.

    I've got 2 more house to make but taken a time out and I'm presently woodburning project free handed.

    Spent over 25 years in a kitchen with stupid amount of hours never had chance and now I'm pulling my self out of my depression and doing things that makes me feel good about my self?

    Thomas sent me a link did not understand that at first I said I did but I did not? I've had 4 appointment from therapy cancels one after another so I gave up in that and whemt back to link thomas sent me I've watch still was not for me but I whent on youtube and started how to stop being toxic? Those videos to who pay attention to what they say could be your ticket? Sabrima waibel she is great along with many more but I like her what she say its clear to me due to language berrier? I've had appointment with doctor?

    What I said is I've pull my self out of that therapy it was not helping? I said that screw with meds? He ask what are you doing? Well I said you tube 4hours daily? That's what I started with so know I'm at 3to 4 time weekly for 2 hours max unless I'm struggling? Man 😊😊 I'm coming out cause of me? With my own research with tips of thomas cause if he would not have sent me that? I would not be here today telling you guys this? I'm greatfull for that link Thomas I know you will see this thank you❤❤❤. I will fall there will be things that will push me into the deep end? Will I let it? I don't know? But I will pick my self up faster and faster has time goes?

    What I'm going to say is? Moving forward I will not let others tell me I can't do this? Tell me I will fail? Here is example I did my sister wedding few weeks ago? 115 ppl alone for most part I had someone doi f late night snack but app entree was done by me buffet style? I was 15 minutes late no big deal for my step back in kitchen? I'm a executive chef that did high numbers some time alone? I got drive for this big time and I did not lose my drive.

    Point of this is you can do it what ever you wamt ?

    I pray to the lord for some help for who is still struggling and to who hey pick your self up and go you can do this? I was lost to point anything I sent did not make senses? English is a problem but going back at work will help and with be taking a english grammar course.

    Thanks to all messages from padt .

    Hey we can?do you know that? If you don't hey you can do it just do it☺☺💪💪💪💪


    More Shingles

    Have been having Shingles outbreaks for the last 2 years…now on my 4th attack. So painful. Wonder if it is connected to Lymes?