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Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back #Migraine #BipolarDisorder #SituationalDepression

Coming into the summer season is basically coming into migraine season. I’m working with my neurologist to find the right dosage of my preventative medication but unfortunately we can only really do one or maybe two small increments over the worst of my migraine episodes!!! Because over the summer there are extreme weather conditions that I have not control over!! So, I basically relegate myself to my bedroom with the blackout curtains closed, a/c on and let my brain play tuning fork for the storm and humidity levels in the area!
On top of that, I live with bipolar disorder in which I have a bit of extra sensitivity when dealing with triptans, and my own various meds I take for bipolar. So under very close observation and monitoring with my psych team, we actually lower those meds to give more room to allow for more relief for migraine symptoms. Because right now well let’s face it that’s the worst thing right now. It’s just kind of like wtf that I have to put my mental health at risk in order to help treat another condition!!! And the thing is that I’m fading into depression. I’m not doing very well at all right now. If I could say that living with bipolar disorder and migraine were my only problems, then maybe the camel would still be walking around fine. But it’s not. I have several other concerns: hypothyroidism, endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Myofacial Pain Syndrome, and a chronic pain issue that affects my joints and connective tissues that I believe is EDS. So. I live in constant pain. Every single day.
So yeah. I’m depressed. I just don’t want to do this anymore. I got no fight left.
And yet, I’m not going to increase my antidepressant. Because I know that this is situational depression. I have reasons to be depressed. It’s not just about my stuff that has me feeling depressed. My mom has breast cancer (the prognosis is like 99% survival) but I upset with myself for not being there with her right now because she is scared. And just other stuff in life going on. When it’s situational depression, I usually come out of it ok.
If it were a bipolar depression, then it might be a different story. Bipolar depression of not caught early on and left to it’s own devices usually ends up in a very dark place of suicidal ideation and a possible hospitalization. Luckily in the past 25 years of living with bipolar disorder I have learned that difference.
So, I guess that I just continue with the way things are and hope that my next medication dosage increase in the fall and the changing of the seasons that will help with the migraine to be one less straw on my poor camel’s back.

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Love, Light And Remembrance.

A lit candle in remembrance of my Uncle. Also many more lit candles for each and every one of you that have lost loved ones, relatives and friends. May they be at rest and rest, and hopefully may they occasionally pop down from that party up in heaven just to check in on us and say hello. I miss you Uncle Marty, life will never be the same without you.. 🕯️ 🕊️ #greif #SuicideLoss #Depression #SituationalDepression #PTSD

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Hi, I’m new here.. I’m really suffering..

3 years ago on Christmas Day morning my Uncle took his own life. It was unexpected and devastating. I’m currently not taking any antidepressants as I had a bad reaction to the last ones that were prescribed so I feel like my brain is just screaming at me every second of the day, I’m also having intrusive thoughts like flashing images of what he did, even though I didn’t whitness it. I know all of the details of his suicide so my imagination has just made that video in my head. I feel I have to put on an act of joy and happiness for Christmas around people and it is draining. I’m struggling so badly.. I’m sorry if this is too much of an open topic but I didn’t know where else to turn to open up to others that experience Chronic Depression and trauma 🥺😢
#ChronicDepression #PTSD #SituationalDepression #Depression #Grief

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Hi, my name is Suzieharned1. I'm here because I am in so much pain with depression and anxiety. I have limited energy and just push myself through every day. The pain is indescribable.

#MightyTogether #Depression #SituationalDepression

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Broken Heart only unconditional Love can heal. Dog is God in reverse.

This past June 2022 I lost my most loyal best friend who was with me, encouraging and lifting me each day to do better and be better.
She was the most perfectly imperfect dog, with special needs herself due to trauma and we made it through 13yrs and 2months. She jogged with me up to two days before losing the ability to hold herself up sitting and having seizures hourly.
I have treatment resistant Major depression GAD social anxiety ADD and not in the best environment for recovery and growth.

SHE was all I needed. She loved me unconditionally even when I could not bare to get out of bed.
I began TMS treatment in 2020 and have had 3 treatments 36 sessions each.
I must have tried every medicine available over a decade and on absurd amounts bc nothing helped.

The TMS allowed me to lower one of my highest main antidepressants by half which was a miracle.
My Angelpup was my reason to keep going. I wanted to give her the best I could give and coming home after treatment seeing kissing loving her was all I needed to get through the day.

I have now been without a dog since June 2022 and I’m barely holding on. I wake up and my Heart feels painfully empty.
I reside with family for the last decade and they were not interested in educating themselves on mental health to understand me.

My only Mercy over these tormented years was my pup.
My environment contributes negatively to my mental health but I cannot escape it.

I was let go from 2 different jobs after two years with each of them bc I couldn’t keep up when my emotions were running the show.
I am a HSP (highly sensitive person) check out the documentary on Amazon prime video on The Untold story of HSP. Gives incredible insight.

People I reside with see nothing wrong with my physical appearance or suggest disability or struggle, therefore they believe I’m riding the gravy train, being lazy and intentionally unproductively sad all the time.

Now that I’m alone (no dog, no husband, no children, no career, no gift or talent skill that could help me support myself).
I am truly alone.

These family landlords decided dogs would no longer be allowed. (Bc they want me so uncomfortable that I leave to go anywhere that won’t reflect shame on the family.)

My pup was the only certainty of love unconditionally in my life without judgement.
I don’t know if visiting the SPCA is enough anymore bc I cannot keep or connect bond with dogs I can not take home.
I have no income bc mental health has sabotaged any attempts I made to work.
I’m barely hanging on now. I wake up and have no Heart to put into improving my life bc without a partner- specifically a dog.
I am so alone and my Heartbeat was meant to be in sync with another heartbeat.
She got me out of bed exercise martial arts walking yoga etc but without her by my side I haven’t been doing selfcare.
I try to be invisible bc those without understanding of mental health conditions are always negative and feels like being beat down.

Dogs are our direct connection to God’s unconditional love on earth and without that bond I am lost and disappearing.

How do I break out of this circumstance to be able to bond with a dog for inspiration and courage when the home owners will not allow another dog bc they want me to leave and will not make any accommodations that I need for my mental health?
I’ve never been so alone feeling unloved and unwanted in my life.
I’ve been searching for work, gone on interviews, enlisted the help of the MHA mental health association and see a wonderful therapist that without her and my dog I would not be alive today.
I need an emotional support pet ESP and have hit a dead end of options.
Does anyone know of any legit remote work to refer?
Does anyone know where to get a dog for low or no cost to adopt or foster?
I just need a canine to have a Glimmer of Hope to keep going.
I’m also looking for “my people” or “my tribe”. I Hope the Mighty can be my tribe/people.

Does anyone have any suggestions, words or ideas for encouragement that can help me manage my health conditions with no support and most vitally get a dog?

Are there programs of any kind for job training placement, placement of an ESP and anyone with depression living their best life what advice would you give?

#Depression #MajorDepressiveDisorder #EmotionalSupportAnimal #Empowerment #GettingHelp #EmotionalSupportDog #TherapyDog #dog #Anxiety #hopeless #MentalHealth #MentalHealthDays #Loneliness #help #HowTo #MajorDepression #SituationalDepression


Coping while my husband cares for his mom

My husband is currently staying with his 92 tsar old mother after she had two falls in as many days. She broke her leg at the ankle. She’s in a boot and requires 24 hour care. This happened about 10 days ago. I completely understand and support him being there.

I living with BP1 and panic disorder, etc. Compliant with all meds. What I’m trying to cope with feels like additional depression. I miss him and can only visit mom and him occasionally. I work and have to manage our pets and our home.

I want to be stronger and not have my husband worrying about me as well as mom. I don’t have much of a poker face, though.

Any positive suggestions will be quite welcomed

#copingskills #SituationalDepression #stayingstrong


Mental & physical health keep declining #MajorDepression #Anxiety #CPTSD #ADHD #SituationalDepression

I wish a few select people I still have contact with would spend some time with me (an entire day/weekend), so they could see for themselves just how badly my quality of life is due to my declining mental and physical health.
I have no help with things I cannot do alone, (surgeries put off because I have no help at the hospital or recuperating).

People have offered help with small things, but when I ask directly, they ignore me, so how could they possibly mean it? How can I depend on someone else when I can’t depend on myself any longer to care?

I spend ALL of my time alone except for my dog. I tell people who know me and say they care that loneliness will be what gets me in the end. I mean that.
Then there’s silence. WHY do I keep doing this when nobody cares?