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    Missing Friendship - Can anybody relate?

    Feeling a bit lonely today guys, can anyone advise? ❤

    Probably like a few of you on here lots of my 'friends' abandoned me 2 1/2 years ago when I got sick.

    I tried to stay positive as I had 3 separate girls who I thought were 'keepers' I've been hearing less and less replies from them over the past 6 months.

    Yesterday I messaged all 3, and none have replied. I feel even more lonely then before I messaged them.

    There's nothing worse than feeling alone, when having friends is something you want.

    I don't even know where to find anybody new. I find myself talking too much to anyone now doctors, nurses etc. Just because I don't have anybody else. It hurts.

    What is worse is that it's my 'best friends' and my 10 year anniversary since we met this month, we were literally so close this is something we would have celebrated. she doesn't seem interested. She was like my family but seems to have moved on with new friends, as she's moved to another nearby town.

    When she does message me im always hearing about a 'friend' when I ask what she's been up to.

    Messages used to be often but now it's always 'sorry I didn't realise I didn't reply' or 'sorry I didn't send a reply i typed' or 'I completely forgot to reply' daily now. Where she's obviously messaging others and forgets about me.

    I just feel at such a loss. I'm lucky to have an amazing husband but it's not the same as girl time.

    Can anybody else relate? Sorry for rant. Happy Sunday everybody lots of love xx

    #lonely  #Friendship  #Friends  #COVID  #longcovid  #longhauler  #CFS  #ChronicFatigue  #Fatigue  #Autism  #ADHD  #UndifferentiatedConnectiveTissueDisease  #UCTD  #MixedConnectiveTissueDisease  #hiatushernia  #housebound  #CheckInWithMe  #lookingforchat  #lookingforfriendship  #UK  #England

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    Long covid/long hauler Twice? HELP

    <p>Long <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/corona-virus-covid-19/?label=covid" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5e678dcff3e6f44cb2d93fd4" data-name="covid" title="covid" target="_blank">covid</a>/long hauler Twice? HELP</p>
    Laura Riaz

    What U.K. TV Shows Get Wrong About Endometriosis

    My battle to be diagnosed with endometriosis and adenomyosis has been a long one: 11 years for adenomyosis and 13 years for endometriosis. I was misdiagnosed with IBS and an anxiety disorder for years. I’m pretty sure I have medical trauma from enduring multiple humiliating examinations and being told that I was perfectly healthy, when in fact I was living with two excruciatingly painful conditions. I was lucky: my laparoscopy revealed that I had superficial endometriosis, which was excised, but I live with the symptoms of adenomyosis every day. Why am I telling you this? Because my experience makes it all the more frustrating to see the depiction of endometriosis in TV shows like “Eastenders” and the new “Conversations with Friends” be completely incorrect and in my opinion, invalidating. In “Eastenders,” I’m sure I wasn’t the only one to follow Ruby Fowler’s story with interest — it was about time mainstream media and TV shows covered an invisible illness that affects one in 10 women. However, I was disappointed. This week, I stumbled across “Conversations with Friends” on the BBC after reading an email from Endometriosis U.K., and again, I was disappointed in the way Frances’ story of being diagnosed with endo was portrayed. So, what did these two storylines have in common? Both women were “diagnosed” with endometriosis without a laparoscopy being performed (“Eastenders” later attempted to write this into the storyline, but it was too messy by this point). Both women continued to work, socialize, and live a somewhat “normal” lifestyle, which isn’t possible for many women with endometriosis and/or adenomyosis. The way endometriosis was described was incorrect, for example, in “Conversations with Friends,” it was explained to be “when the uterus lining grows in other places in the body” — this is incorrect, the cells are not the uterus lining, they are similar to the uterus lining. Misinformation will continue if we don’t challenge the way endometriosis is portrayed. Everyone experiences it differently and to varying degrees of pain, but for those of us who struggle every day and worry about our futures, fertility, and quality of life, we should be able to rely on an entity like the BBC to get it right.

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    Hello everyone

    i am a new writer and i thought i'd say hi. i will be tackling a wide range of mental health issues and in the impact of society such as employment etc. i will also be covering the effects covid lockdown has had on mental health as i am sure it has effected us all.

    nice to meet you!

    #writer #Hello #MentalHealth #BipolarDisorder #Psychosis #BPDDiagnosis #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #CPTSD #EUPD emotionally unstable personality disorder #Bipolar1Disorder #COVID19 #Disability #Lockdown #Depression #UnitedKingdom #UK

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    Dean

    Hi from the shadows

    I've been on this app a lot, always just reading, never posting.

    I'm sure I'm not alone, but I joined this app and others like it to try and find distraction from the crazy world that's in between my ears. The place that the bad version of me lives, and he's trying everything to bring me down.

    I'm slowly but surely trying to break the patterns of behaviour I've found myself in over the last several decades. I'm just thankful I've found things like this app to keep me stepping forward despite the inner voice trying to drag me back.

    I don't know if I will be of any help, but I'm promising to start posting and commenting more in the future. In the shadows is what my head wants and that's got to stop.

    Anyway...only came on to say hi 🙃🙈 have a great Easter everyone.

    #UK #Undiagnosed #BPD #PTSD #Veteran #HappyEaster #Recovery

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    Advocacy for employees in the uk?

    I need support at work as I feel I'm being treated in an inequitable way in relation to my Bipolar disorder by my Employer, and Trade Union. I work and live in the uk.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?
    Two places iv tried say employment stuff is out of there remit...

    Can you not be an employee when you have mental health?!

    #UK #highfunctioningBP #BipolarDepression #Advocacy

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    Advocacy for employees in the uk?

    I need support at work as I feel I'm being treated in an inequitable way in relation to my Bipolar disorder by my Employer, and Trade Union. I work and live in the uk.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?
    Two places iv tried say employment stuff is out of there remit...

    Can you not be an employee when you have mental health?!

    #UK #highfunctioningBP #BipolarDepression #Advocacy

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    Jay

    Any one in Bedfordshire area, would love to connect with other CPTSD or PTSD survivors and learn and share.

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    Jo
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    Maisy

    Anyone to talk to?

    Hi, I’m Maisy a 19 year old from the UK. I’ve gone the last 3 years of my life understanding, dealing and coming to terms with my depression. I’m writing this in an episode, as I don’t know what else to do that’s going to make me feel some sort of relief. All I want is to chat to people that understand and/or relate to what I’m feeling. I wake up already tired, struggling to get out of bed, shower, feed myself, dress etc. Some days are normal; I can get on with my life, but I always come back to the same thought and consequently my downfall: the future. It terrifies me. I suppose its the anxsb that triggers the lows. I’ll overthink every thought about the future, analysis other peoples lives thinking ‘why can’t I do that’. And yes I know I’ve got literally my whole life ahead of me, which is a great thing, but also so overwhelming. I feel guilt everytime I stay in bed past 10 and that makes me end up staying in bed half the day or even days sometimes. My friends help me, however I know they don’t understand what I’m feeling or how my mind works. It’s so hard being trapped in your own brain, there’s been countless times I’ve wished I could have been someone, anyone else. I just wish for someone around my age to see this so we can help eachother together. Any suggestions on talk groups for young people suffering with mental illness would help. :) x #Depression #UK #Teen #lost

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