Not many people probably think that tampons have anything to do with accessibility but they do. I have been using the same brand fr 30yrs U by Kotex Security. This brand is the only kind that fits my body my hands can grip it with one hand, not 2, and insert almost flawless. Unfortunately they discontinued them. I bleed monthly and go through a box or 2 depending on if I’m having a heavy flow, I never know when this will be. I have to always wear heavy absorbing just in case. But now I’m supposed to rely on other brands that I’ve tried that I can’t even use one handed. Did this company not take into account that they run the market for heavy flow hygiene products? Those with endometriosis or pcos or have hormone fluctuations will now have to rely on inferior products, that aren’t as accessible. I started a petition if you can please sign and share chng.it/L9NvTVjgqr #Endometriosis #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #hormoneimbalance #Lipedema #Accessibility #ThyroidDisease
I recently came back from Hawaii. I know, sounds like I should be completely relaxed. I’m not. I’m struggling greatly. Vacations don’t mean what they used to. I spent my time navigating people and trying to be mindful of covid. I felt the impact of my recently job termination in our trip budget (this trip was already paid beforehand). The weight of infertility burdened me as I avoided local coffee and alcohol with the hopes it would benefit me during the two week wait while we were away. While I did enjoy my time, it honestly was just a reminder of how much I needed an escape from my life, and how I still couldn’t REALLY escape. There’s so much weighing me down and I feel so empty. Honestly, I wish I didn’t come back. I wish I could’ve died in the Pacific Ocean, and maybe had a little peace for the first time in a very long time. I’m so tired. Tired of everything that comes with mental health issues, thyroid disease, infertility; my race, my gender, My socioeconomic status. I just feel so perpetually hopeless. It feels like everything I’m trying isn’t working. Even expensive vacations aren’t helping the way they “should”. I feel awful complaining about a trip to Hawaii, something many can only dream about, but it doesn’t change how I feel inside. I just feel so empty. My life is so empty. My soul is craving happiness I feel like I will never experience. Im tired of just existing. I want to feel alive. #Depression #PTSD #Anxiety #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease
I didn't make it up and out today. I set my alarm, but I just turned it off and went back to sleep because I was so sleepy. I woke up to use the bathroom earlier, as is usual, and I only had a couple of hours more to sleep to get up when I wanted to. If I wake up too close to when I want to go out, chances are, I won't be able to make myself get up. This isn't something I can afford right now. As some of you know, I need to find someone to prescribe my meds, since my psychiatrist retired, and I can't find a psychiatrist who takes Medicare. I've found out why fewer psychiatrists and doctors are taking Medicare, and you can search that for yourself, but one reason is--surprise!--money. I understand doctors need to be paid and want more money, but those of us who don't have much money need help, too. All too often, we don't get good psychiatrists and doctors. Or other resources. I am rationing my meds, but I have less than a week before I'll be out. I don't want to go to the hospital if I can avoid it, and a couple other types of places, but I might have to. I'm feeling much more anxious, and my boyfriend doesn't seem to care. That's not new, but I'm scared, and I have no one.
What do you do when it’s all too much? I mean I’ve been trying to hard to “get through”, and even with therapy and meds don’t seem to help anymore. Financial insecurity (lost my job today, student loans coming back due in august and cost of living is insane), trying to conceive (just had a second round of iui after several years of surgeries and no luck naturally - which now feels like a bad idea after job loss), and perpetual stress, pain and emptiness? My thyroid disease, my mental health ailments and life as a whole have me so depressed, I don’t even know what to expect from myself. I’m just so tired of being tired. I’m so tired of trying to not be hopeless and feel so despondent. But it’s like what do you do when you’re tired of feeling that way? I don’t know what else I have left. There’s just nothing else for me. 😞 #Depression #PTSD #Anxiety #ChronicIllness #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease
Why is it that these two diseases seem to go hand-in-hand? Have noticed that there is a preponderance of women who have these two diseases. Women with Lymphedema also have Hypothyroidism. Or, women may have another Thyroid disease as well. Dr.Joseph Mercola recommended taking 1,500 I.U. of Iodine with Levothyroxine pill prescribed by my primary care physician, so I do so. Has anyone else noticed this correlation?
Hi, my name is Joanne. I’m new to #” Mighty Together “and look forward to sharing my story.
Our Daughter was born 10/22/1975. She was our first child and we had no idea about anything possibly happening to our new baby! Shortly after she was born our doctor came in and asked if we saw and held our little girl. We said yes! He asked us what we thought and I answered “she is beautiful “! The doctor replied “Im worried about her, I think she is Mongoloid”. Being only 23 I was not familiar with that word. The doctor said it was a form of retardation! I still hate that word today! A pediatric specialist came to see us the next day! He came into the room did not even introduce himself and continued with no doubt about it, I just came from the nursery and your baby sticks out like a sore thumb! He said have your tubes tied because all your babies would be “vegetable’s”! I told him to leave! The next day my daughter and I and daddy went home! I cried a lot not knowing what to expect! I did know one thing for sure, she was our first child and she would remain with her parents who love her dearly! She has had her share of health issues, open heart surgery at 6 months, 2 eye surgeries at 18 months, (she is classified as legally blind), Tubes in her ears and Thyroid disease! She had radiation treatment for cancer if the Thyroid. She always bounces back and is ready for hugs! We have had her in early childhood education from the age of 18 months old! She is now 46 years old (she loves her birthday)! She is a very happy lady and she loves life! She works 5 days a week and has a boyfriend. They have been an “item” for 12 years. She is very involved with Special Olympics. In 2007 she was one of 16 athletes from our state that was selected for TEAM USA and went to Shanghai, China to compete in Bocce Ball! She came home with 2 silver and 1 bronze medals! In 2010 she was selected to go to the National games held in Nebraska! Again she competed in Bocce Ball and received 1 gold and 2 silver medals! In 2003 she was selected from our state as “Female Athlete of the Year”!.she has made our family grow in Love, Strength and Faith! We have met many life long friends from all over. There have been ups and downs with our daughter but the UP certainly out weights the DOWN times! To new parents…please remember you have a very special person and they will love you more than you could ever imagine! As our daughter says….I don’t have Down Syndrome I have Up Syndrome💙💛💙💛
I realize as my 25 birthday is upon me that I haven’t talked to y’all in a long while. Well I fell into a very deep dark hole. I became an alcoholic. Which created problems in every aspect of my life. My psychiatrist ended up telling me that all of my mental problems were caused by my hormones and that she couldn’t help me. Nearly 2 years later, here I am, after being put on meds for my si joint, and gaining weight, and having worsening symptoms. I had multiple procedures and surgeries to get to where I am. Now I’m on medicine for my thyroid, because it isn’t functioning properly, hardly anything in my body is. I’ve received a lot of bad news, I’ve started arguments just to feel something other than being numb. I’m just tired. I’m tired of nothing working out. I thought this year was going to be different. Better. But I’m not on any meds for my mental health because they continued to worsen my hormones. And sometimes I can deal, sometimes I feel alone that I can’t. And it’s very overwhelming. I’m not even 25 yet and I have to get cancer screenings, mammograms, mris/cts on my brain/neck… I’m just tired of it all I want my life back. Sometimes I just have no energy to push on. I feel so alone. I just want someone to help me. #alone #giveup #scared #ChronicIllness #sick #AutoimmuneThyroidDisease #ThyroidDisease
Not gonna lie - I've been feeling like giving up lately.
My body's been finding new ways to punish me, and treatments aren't working.
Nearly seven years ago, when my chronic illness first onset, I was Hope Incarnate. I just knew that once I got that right diagnosis/right doctor/right treatment, I'd be returning to my previously healthy life. After all, I didn't have time to be disabled. I had a career, a relationship, dreams, goals! Yessir, I was going places, and chronic illness just did not fit in my Five Year Plan.
But you guys - the diagnosis came but it has no cure. I have some good doctors but the care is palliative. The meds, if they help at all, often cause side effects that make you wonder if the relief they offer is worth the new grief they create.
Not gonna lie - I've been feeling like giving up lately.
And the loss of hope has been as devastating - possibly moreso - than the illness itself.