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    Advice on leaving job/career

    I am two years into a fibro/CFS diagnosis which was ultimately caused by both physical trauma to my body from years of health issues and years of emotional trauma from growing up, placing daughter for adoption and my career, social work. I got COVID last year and still struggle with post-COVID symptoms-especially in my breathing and headaches. I have extreme arthritis as well. After working through trauma and getting to a place where I have more insight, I am seeing that I need a different job/career. One less intense. One with support. I need to heal more and cannot do so while doing the very thing that caused trauma. Any advise on changing careers? It would be beneficial to work from home bc I get sick whenever I leave my house and my anxiety is so strong right now. The world does not feel safe. #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #Trauma #ChronicFatigue #COVID19 #BrainFog #Anxiety #socialwork #Work #workfromhome #Arthritis

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    Wedding Planning, Migraines, and Brain Injuries - OHHH MY

    HI y'all (yes, I am from Massachusetts and say y'all, haha) - my fiancé and I will have been together for #tenyears coming August 17th and we are getting married in October. We are so excited! I

    I had brain surgery for intractable #Epilepsy when I was 17 years old, and he and I have been friends since I was 8 years old - so he has seen it all, and then some. Since we got together when I was 20 years old, I have sustained three concussions, one being in a major car accident in February - each causing my migraines to worsen. And each year, we have unraveled more layers of how my initial surgery impacted my mind and body. We have been through so much, surgeries for me and he has a detached retina that had an old suture come through - and we are *praying* we can find someone who can reattach it. SO, we have been through more than people I have met that have weathered thirty year marriages.

    SO, our wedding is a BIG DEAL for us - however, it has become a disaster! Nobody seems to understand how draining it is to plan, chase down RSVPS (because half our guests didn't even get their invites), manage family opinions, and also look for a new job all at the same time. Did I mention my rock of a fiancé made sure he got a solid job so I could pursue my writing, and #workfromhome because I was in education and got #COVID19 twice? I am generally someone who can delegate well, but this is causing so much anxiety. Has anyone else had to set firm boundaries with family when wedding planning? I know weddings are stressful, but I didn't want it to be this way because of everything I have going on. Advice so welcome. Thank you!

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    Working with fibromyalgia

    <p>Working with <a href="" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce7f00553f33fe992ab1" data-name="fibromyalgia" title="fibromyalgia" target="_blank">fibromyalgia</a></p>
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    #Accessibility shouldn't be optional

    <p><a class="tm-topic-link ugc-topic" title="Accessibility" href="/topic/accessibility/" data-id="5b23ce5600553f33fe98c144" data-name="Accessibility" aria-label="hashtag Accessibility">#Accessibility</a>  shouldn't be optional</p>
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    I’m really having trouble staying awake for the whole work day. I just started a mostly remote job so I could try and figure out ways to manage my mental health issues with work, but the fatigue is currently getting in the way of everything. Does anyone have any tips to help them stay awake to work with chronic fatigue? Thanks in advance 💕

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    It's been awhile....

    So I haven't posted in quite some time but I hadn’t been able to work for over two years due to this demon we all know as Ménière’s but today I had my very first day starting a new work from home position that is more conducive to my current capabilities. My anxiety has literally been through the roof but I made it through ok & I’m excited to be becoming more self sufficient again. My mom (and daughter) have been my caretakers & biggest supporters but I’m sure they’re just as happy that I’m able to take some of my power back from this disease. ♥️ #Anxiety #MenieresDisease #HardOfHearing #workfromhome

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    When every noise makes you feel crazy...

    Anyone else feel like every tiny little noise made in your surroundings is amplified by a 1000. I’ve been feeling extra anxious yesterday and today. Everything is making me agitated. I have been working from home, helping with online school, my husbands presence is making me nuts, he’s trying to be helpful but it seems to make me more anxious.

    The noise of the dishes being done make me want to scream. The sounds of anything “small”. Sometimes I just feel like I’m crazy and my family doesn’t understand what I’m feeling so I try to just not say a thing about it.

    Thanks for listening. #Anxiety #trigger #noise #Family #workfromhome

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    How is your job impacted by your health condition/disability?

    <p>How is your job impacted by your health condition/disability?</p>
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