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Run out of sympathy.

I have been dealing with my chronic illnesses for a while now and find myself in hospital at least once a month or more due to complications such as dehydration or chronic vomiting leading to an episode of DK. I have found that the more this happened the less support I had, almost as if I had depleted my loved ones tank of sympathy. I’m not expecting a visit every time I’m admitted or anything like that but there is this lack of understanding and support as this continues. I am not complaining more looking for help in ways I can reignite my support group without causing offence? Do other people feel this within their circles? #ChronicIllness #Gastroparesis #supportgroup #DiabetesType1

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Anyone know of any moderated ptsd (complex: child abuse) support groups in Manhattan, nyc? Tired of feeling so alone with my pain in a city full of self absorbed shallow people. I’m sure I’m not the only one #supportgroup

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Week of 11/15/21-11/21/21

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The Struggle Is Real

I am not even sure of many things right now, not sure why I feel this way. Perhaps it’s the affects of self isolation in bad bout of depression, anxiety, feeling in crisis. I feel like nonhuman. Like I am invisible. Like I don’t matter to anyone. If I speak the truth I’d be attacked by those who have inflicted pain upon me in which I had to for my own health detach myself from. I am not sure how I am seen or taken, that doesn’t seem to even matter anymore as I get older. The thing is I’ve never experienced such suffering before as in this time.. I don’t feel as though I am able to connect or ever have been, weird I question such much right now. The environment I grew up in you find as you come to the realization that you were everyone’s door mat. And when I started to become aware and stopped faking smiles, and putting others over my own self care, they got pissed. They were use to me complying, but I come to realize a lot about my own self. I am too giving, and kind, it costed me a lot. Not speaking up for myself, allowing others to talk crazy to me, not asking for what I needed, getting used. I have my own issues don’t get me wrong, but growing up in chaos didn’t help. My emotions were suppressed for so many years. Family over your own well-being. As a child of an alcoholic I am finding myself dealing with a whole wealth of toxicity. I am aware. I grieve the time it too to figure things out. It took moving away, seeking counsel only followed by more confusion. Then finally meeting a counselor who understood right away, but for the overwhelming times with Covid-19 it was hard to find stability. My anxiety kicked in so bad I got to where I couldn’t even leave the house. I started feeling as though I was to blame for all my issues in my life. So starts the spiral down the rabbit hole of hell. Jumping into the present, I’ve binged drank off and on since late teens, learned that and smoking weed was one of my coping mechanisms. I am not proud of it, I was a aloof, loner from the start into this world. I use to have close friends, struggling with maintaining relationships due to anxiety, low energy issues. I just feel so drained a lot. I recently relocated to a new city to be near my daughter who has special needs. I don’t know anyone here, my kids have been enrolled and I don’t know what to do with myself. I have so much to work on my own self care. I’ve been accustomed to caring for everyone else’s needs that I feel like I don’t know how to take care of me. I feel guilty for being on here ranting. I do kinda have a list. I do go through bouts of depression and anxiety, chronic pain, arthritis, diabetes as well. Post coronavirus I was healthy as an ox, blood sugars were under great control. Ate good, mood was great, had routine. This pandemic has caused such disruption in lives of so many people. I am looking or seeking support group that I can feel comfortable in. Hope to get back on my feet. #supportgroup


Chronic pain and complex trauma support groups?

I’m recovering from a recent physical and mental health crisis and am becoming more aware of the ways my complex trauma and fibromyalgia (recently diagnosed) relate to each other, both in terms of my trauma history becoming longer term somatic dysregulation and the ways this physical and emotional/mental dysregulation contribute to each other. I’m trying to find resources for this experience but I’m not finding much. I’m in therapy but could really use support or therapy group type of help so that I’m less isolated in my experience. I’m not always great at keeping up with online, text-only things so something with video meetings or local NYC meetings would be great. Any pointers in the right direction would be wonderful. Thank you for reading! #CPTSD #complextrauma #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #SomaticHealing #Trauma #traumahealing #supportgroup #SupportGroups

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Mighty Virtual Events: Wednesday 8/25/21!

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Mighty Virtual Events: Wednesday 8/18/21!

Take some time this evening to connect with others who live with chronic illness. Learn more and sign up here:

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Need Help Finding CPTSD Therapist

Although it looks like I’ve had CPTSD for nearly 30 years, I’m just now getting diagnosed and need help finding a therapist that can handle this. Therapy has been a miserable failure in the past. Does anyone have any good resources to help find a therapist? I’m also looking for a virtual support group, if that sort of thing even exists. I need all the help I can get right now as daily life is a scary prospect for me. Thank you in advance for any insight you can provide…I really appreciate it. #PTSD #CPTSD #supportgroup #Therapy