Reminding myself how strong I am 💚
Reminding myself how strong I am 💚
Reminding myself how strong my body is
I’m so scared …
× " Living In A World With Chronic Debilitating Pain & Fatigue For A Lifetime " ×
× " Imagine Crying Yourself To Try And Get Some Much Needed Sleep. But Your Leg's Are On Fire With Shock's Of Constant Wave's Of Sharp Pin's & Needle's. Your Whole Body Is Paralyzed And Can't Get Out Of Bed In The Morning...I Suffer With Chronic Sleep & Tendinitis My Pain Level Range's From 6 To A 10 Then I Have To Go To The Hospital To Get Medical Attention.. When I Was A Child At 6 Year's Old. I Have Been Through Six Surgerie's. My Childhood Doctor Mulitated My Leg's My Tendon's Are Shortened For Unknown Reason's. So I Have One Leg Shorter Than The Other. And Then They Wanted To Do Back Surgery On Me Next. My Parent's Didn't Bother To Ask Question's 1st. Or Do Enough Research On #cerebral Palsy. It's Amazing To Me That I Haven't Ended Up A Drug Addict To Take Away This Pain...That I Have To Live With.. Lower Back Pain...Cramp's In My Leg's Painful Shock's At Night. Shaking...Tremor's In My Leg's...And Now My Hand's Are Starting To Have Tremor's...And Pain. My Memory Is Fading...And I'm Only 37 Going On 38...This Is Why I'm Never Happy And Fake It Till I Make It...With People In My Life. Here I Don't Have To Become Anything Else.. But The Mighty Master Poet That I Love Being.. Stretching Help's But Only Alitte...Medicine Meh Doesn't Do Anything... Unless It's Really Good. But I March On With My Life..And Not Let The Pain Destory My Inner Peace Of Small Happiness.. Sincerely, ☆ S.K. ☆ #AnInsight
Sketching With a Piece of Charcoal in Non-Dominant Hand While Your Tremor is Making Your Whole Body Shake and Also With Double Vision is Hard
#Depression 's physical symptoms
My unique physical symptom is a #Tremor in my right hand. When my depression worsens my right hand moves rhythmically. Even when I stop the hand from moving either holding it or focusing on it the muscles in my arm twitch. And I often wake with an ache in my arm because my tremor continues during sleep.
Disturbed #sleeep cycles - waking multiple times a night. Not being able to sleep. Sleeping all day.
#tenion in my body - that is my muscles feel tight in my neck, back and shoulders.
FYI, I have had multiple MRI and CT scans looking at my brain to determine if there is a physical cause to my right hand tremor and I have an unremarkable brain according to the scans. In other words my brain is normal. Also all of my labs are normal including vitamins and minerals that can be tested when requested. Thyroid is also normal.
Major depressive disorder can manifest itself with multiple symptoms and in my case, I ignored the symptoms for so long that my brain and body decided to tell me something was wrong through the tremor.
I remember the day and hour when my hand first started twitching. It was the day after I learned one of my best friends suddenly died of blood cancer. His diagnosis was three weeks earlier and he was being prepped for treatment in the hospital when he died. I was heading out of town on a business trip. By the time I returned home from the business trip three days later the tremor was full blown.
Other than my therapist and doctor I have not spoken about when my tremor started. By talking about this I hope to bring awareness that depression and anxiety can impact other parts of our body that may not seem related but your body might be signaling your brain needs help it isn't getting.
What physical symptoms do you associate with depression?
Aura symptoms, concerning or annoying?
I have been recently starting my migraine treatment journey and have been more diligent about noticing and tracking aura signs.
Do any of you have similar signs?
Knowing other people experience the same thing is kind of comforting...
Coming to terms with new diagnoses
My canvas is skin…
I live (not suffer) with bipolar syndrome, depression, PTSD, Anxiety, and Social phobia. I also have a moderate case of Benign Familiar Tremor. My daily goal is to focus on the positives around me. I also am very disciplined on taking my meds, moving, and trying to improve my nutrition. I love my dog and cats. I am a very responsible pet owner. I also love to garden. I am just stating to learn about native plants.
I am 58 years old. I am a retired Scientist. I had to retire early (2001) due to my mental illness. This was very difficult for me because I loved what I did.