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Don't know what to say to my therapist #Anxiety #Talking #Anxiety #Epilepsy #Therapist

When I'm talking with other people I often struggle to come up with words and really have to think (a result of my seizures and brain surgery). Its even worse if my anxiety is high, and I also struggle to focus. I will look around and try to grasp onto something to look at as I come up with words. Looking at the person I'm talking to doesn't help. Today I had a therapy appointment on-line with the therapist I've been seeing for years (they are on-line now that I can't drive). We were talking about something hard for me and my anxiety was very high. I looked everywhere but at the computer. She got angry and told me I was being disrespectful to her. I didn't mean to be. The rest of the appointment I tried hard to look at the computer. And I cried, a lot. At one point she asked what I was thinking and I said I didn't know the right words. It was like she forgot about that. The rest of the day (and now night) it's been on my mind. Im extremely upset with myself. I wasn't doing anything I haven't always done. Has she thought I was disrespectful this whole time?. Did I do something wrong? Should i say (write) anything or just let it go?

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Stand up

<p>Stand up</p>
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Who's munching on me?

<p>Who's munching on me?</p>
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This morning the Fibro pain has again reared its ugly head- I hate when it starts my day,instead of ending my day( tho that's not nice to be hurting at bedtime,either!). Guess it's the below freezing temperature that's got it going. Don't you( those with fibro) just hate it when the fibro takes over even Before the day starts? It over comes the arthritis,the swollen feet & lower legs,the fitful sleep from the nite,and tired mind from having to deal with it & everything else on a daily basis. Even the pretty sunrise this morning gets hit. Big Sigh. Oh well,such is life when you are used to hurting All Over from an Invisible Disease. #Fibromyalgia ,#RA ,#oa ,#PTSD ,#GAD ,#Bipolar 2,#GERD ,#Insomnia ,#high Blood Pressure,#Allergies to most Everything,#sinusitis chronic,#Teeth problems( likely from meds been on for so long, dentist),#"covering" how I really am feeling,#bad dreams that carry over into the day,#restlessness ,#So many Meds,#dry Eye Syndrome,#Dermatitis -chronic,#Headaches ,Short term memory loss left over from ECT treatments,#Fibro Brain Fog,#sad ,#Overeating when illnesses take over too much,##Poor Self-Image,#Stagnant motivation,#chronic Talking to Myself-even Out Loud,#Talking & writing too much,#worry ,#Thinking of others instead of me,#people Pleaser,#Procrastination ,#Poor money management,#Ignoring important signs & Symptoms.

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When I try to talk to people about my issues, a lot of times I feel ignored. It's not that people aren't trying,we just have different methods in dealing with things. A lot of people I know love to be distracted, but I would much rather talk about what's going on and what I am thinking about. This helps me release the things bottled up inside me and helps me recenter and focus on the things I need to be focusing on. I also feel that when I do share what is going on with me, I am easily dismissed and the topic gets switched. Does anyone experience the same? #Talking #friendships #MentalHealth #Disability #CP #Anxiety #Depression #Stroke

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Morning ChatSpace #CheckInWithMe

<p>Morning ChatSpace <a class="tm-topic-link mighty-topic" title="#CheckInWithMe: Give and get support here." href="/topic/checkinwithme/" data-id="5b8805a6f1484800aed7723f" data-name="#CheckInWithMe: Give and get support here." aria-label="hashtag #CheckInWithMe: Give and get support here.">#CheckInWithMe</a> </p>
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Sleeping Beauty Sylvie Meow #Chatspace

<p>Sleeping Beauty Sylvie Meow <a class="tm-topic-link ugc-topic" title="Chatspace" href="/topic/chatspace/" data-id="5ea0463c84be6e00e0ec1860" data-name="Chatspace" aria-label="hashtag Chatspace">#Chatspace</a> </p>
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