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    Coffee Addiction Outta Control

    I have manic depression, and I KNOW I am really not supposed to consume caffeine (or anything that ends with “ine”). And I’ve received overwhelming confirmation that its effects are more harmful than beneficial…but for some reason lately it’s been so tough to break the addiction smh!! I cannot be the only person whose coffee/Starbucks/caffeine addiction is interrupting their entire life. Today, I did not have any caffeine, and my brain (which had a headache all day) and body craved it 90% of the whole day. I fought not getting some at work 😅. I really don’t know what to do to combat this addiction, and I want to fight it holistically. #help !!

    #Bipolar #coffee #Starbucks #Depression #Anxiety #SurvivalMode #Addiction #Recovery #suggestions

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    GIVE ME YOUR SELF CARE ITEM RECOMMENDATIONS ❤️

    <p>GIVE ME YOUR SELF CARE ITEM RECOMMENDATIONS ❤️</p>
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    struggling with anxiety

    hi everyone. first time poster. i am struggling with the worst, most debilitating morning anxiety i have ever had. i get woken up out of a sound sleep usually around 5am, but today it’s 2am. and then i’m stuck there, in a panic, and physically ill for hours. i have used multiple coping mechanisms that usually work for my regular anxiety, and those just seem to aggravate my anxiety now. it feels like i am completely hopeless and i almost don’t even want to wake up at all anymore. i have been started on a daily medication for anxiety and just had my dosage increased. other than that, i am left to sit here and struggle through screaming crying tears and defeat until the medication kicks in, or i can take other medication as needed, but i’m not eating anymore so everything upsets my stomach. i feel like no one on earth knows the severity of what i’m feeling, and how absolutely powerful it is. is there anything that has helped you with debilitating anxiety when the world is asleep, and when you just want to give up? i have never felt so alone and so scared. any help at all is appreciated, thank you #Anxiety #hopeless #suggestions

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    Just had surgery....please help!!

    So I put off having knee surgery for 7 months and finally got it done the other day. I am in EXCRUCIATING pain. They gave me a lot of pain killers at the hospital before i was discharged. But they haven't helped at all. Sent me home with percs too and nothing has worked. It feels like someone shot me in the knee and there's an open wound. I can't move at all without help. I've never been In this much pain before. And i understand my fibromyalgia is probably contributing to the pain. But my chest is always tight, I start sobbing randomly because it hurts so bad, i can't stop shaking. I'm not showing signs of infection but I also don't think this is normal. This is my first surgery and I am completely freaking out. I won't be seeing the doctor till next week at some point to get my bandages changed and I have no idea what to do in the meantime. And cant take any of my medical marijuana till they tell me. I'll take any suggestions, please help!! #Surgery #kneesurgery #Pain #excruciating #suggestions #pleasehelp #Fibromyalgia

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    I am done with it now...

    It is strange. I don't know what I am feeling. I have no idea of what I have transformed to. I am alone. I don't get the gut to speak up. I am not willing to even talk to my loved ones.
    So as I told before that I am forgetting my test dates so today I actually told my mother. She straighforwadly said that you don't want to give it and you don't want to study. I don't want to tell anyone now. I am scared of those comments.
    I try my level best but I am done. Everybody treats metal health as trash and says your are useless. I am done with it.
    Please give me some advise because I trust you all.

    #Depression #abusiveparents #Anxiety #School #help #suggestions #alone #needhelp #MentalHealth

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    How do you get through a day alone when you can't drive but are lonely?
    #Anxiety #Epilepsy # groups #self help

    I have epilepsy, depression, anxiety, communication disorder, PTSD and eating disorder all wrapped into one. It's like a bunch of strings twisted into a huge knot. Recently I've been stuck home alone while kids and hubby are gone all day. That's when my thoughts and actions are the worst. I really wanted to try a day program or even a group just one day a week. I froze and couldn't walk through the door all 3 times I tried. Now my therapist (I've been seeing for 3 years) and husband have made it very clear they don't think I should keep trying. (So how am I going to ever be successful) But being home alone is not good, suicidal thoughts are bad (I used to work and felt needed, but now I can't d/t epilepsy.) I've been trying self-help, coping (all the things I used to do to keep from being trapped at home aren't an option with no driving). Self help is not working! What can I do? #self help #Anxiety #suicidal thoughts # confidence #suggestions ?

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    #suggestions on how to wean myself off a sedative? It’s been a lifesaver, but I think it’s making me dizzy.

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