Zarkena

@zarkena
I have been chronically ill my entire life, both physically and mentally, and the list just keeps growing! I am here because I want to accept myself the way I am, find the skills to help me succeed, and finally find a community that can understand.
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Calling all Travel Tips!

I'm going on a trip for the first time in years and I'll be honest, I'm terrified. It's for a wedding and is going to be a lot of flying and driving. I'm meeting my significant other's family for the first time, plus we are staying with them. I spend a lot of time isolated lately and I'm really nervous not only about getting through everything, but about making a good impression.

I'm have fibromyalgia, lower spine pain, generalized anxiety, chronic migraines, and I'm always photosensitive. I've looked into supports and resources available, but I'm definitely still worried about how I'll be able to handle it. Standing in lines and bright lights aren't exactly my forte. Especially when I won't be coming home at night to all the tools I usually use to ease my symptoms.

While I can't control everything, I do like to try to set myself up for success. I'd like to be able to enjoy the trip, plus it'd be nice to get to know my partner's family without *always* being surrounded by brain fog and migraines. Tall order, I know!

So any advice on how to manage, I'll take it! Whether its about flying, packing, traveling, or anything about coping on the go. Even tips for how to cope at weddings or how to handle social situations with chronic illness. I know it's a broad question, but I'd love to hear how others cope with similar situations!

#Travel #ChronicIllness #Fibromyalgia #Migraine #BrainFog #ChronicPain #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder

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Community Voices

Calling all Travel Tips!

I'm going on a trip for the first time in years and I'll be honest, I'm terrified. It's for a wedding and is going to be a lot of flying and driving. I'm meeting my significant other's family for the first time, plus we are staying with them. I spend a lot of time isolated lately and I'm really nervous not only about getting through everything, but about making a good impression.

I'm have fibromyalgia, lower spine pain, generalized anxiety, chronic migraines, and I'm always photosensitive. I've looked into supports and resources available, but I'm definitely still worried about how I'll be able to handle it. Standing in lines and bright lights aren't exactly my forte. Especially when I won't be coming home at night to all the tools I usually use to ease my symptoms.

While I can't control everything, I do like to try to set myself up for success. I'd like to be able to enjoy the trip, plus it'd be nice to get to know my partner's family without *always* being surrounded by brain fog and migraines. Tall order, I know!

So any advice on how to manage, I'll take it! Whether its about flying, packing, traveling, or anything about coping on the go. Even tips for how to cope at weddings or how to handle social situations with chronic illness. I know it's a broad question, but I'd love to hear how others cope with similar situations!

#Travel #ChronicIllness #Fibromyalgia #Migraine #BrainFog #ChronicPain #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder

15 people are talking about this
Community Voices

Calling all Travel Tips!

I'm going on a trip for the first time in years and I'll be honest, I'm terrified. It's for a wedding and is going to be a lot of flying and driving. I'm meeting my significant other's family for the first time, plus we are staying with them. I spend a lot of time isolated lately and I'm really nervous not only about getting through everything, but about making a good impression.

I'm have fibromyalgia, lower spine pain, generalized anxiety, chronic migraines, and I'm always photosensitive. I've looked into supports and resources available, but I'm definitely still worried about how I'll be able to handle it. Standing in lines and bright lights aren't exactly my forte. Especially when I won't be coming home at night to all the tools I usually use to ease my symptoms.

While I can't control everything, I do like to try to set myself up for success. I'd like to be able to enjoy the trip, plus it'd be nice to get to know my partner's family without *always* being surrounded by brain fog and migraines. Tall order, I know!

So any advice on how to manage, I'll take it! Whether its about flying, packing, traveling, or anything about coping on the go. Even tips for how to cope at weddings or how to handle social situations with chronic illness. I know it's a broad question, but I'd love to hear how others cope with similar situations!

#Travel #ChronicIllness #Fibromyalgia #Migraine #BrainFog #ChronicPain #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder

15 people are talking about this
Community Voices

Calling all Travel Tips!

I'm going on a trip for the first time in years and I'll be honest, I'm terrified. It's for a wedding and is going to be a lot of flying and driving. I'm meeting my significant other's family for the first time, plus we are staying with them. I spend a lot of time isolated lately and I'm really nervous not only about getting through everything, but about making a good impression.

I'm have fibromyalgia, lower spine pain, generalized anxiety, chronic migraines, and I'm always photosensitive. I've looked into supports and resources available, but I'm definitely still worried about how I'll be able to handle it. Standing in lines and bright lights aren't exactly my forte. Especially when I won't be coming home at night to all the tools I usually use to ease my symptoms.

While I can't control everything, I do like to try to set myself up for success. I'd like to be able to enjoy the trip, plus it'd be nice to get to know my partner's family without *always* being surrounded by brain fog and migraines. Tall order, I know!

So any advice on how to manage, I'll take it! Whether its about flying, packing, traveling, or anything about coping on the go. Even tips for how to cope at weddings or how to handle social situations with chronic illness. I know it's a broad question, but I'd love to hear how others cope with similar situations!

#Travel #ChronicIllness #Fibromyalgia #Migraine #BrainFog #ChronicPain #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder

15 people are talking about this
Community Voices

Calling all Travel Tips!

I'm going on a trip for the first time in years and I'll be honest, I'm terrified. It's for a wedding and is going to be a lot of flying and driving. I'm meeting my significant other's family for the first time, plus we are staying with them. I spend a lot of time isolated lately and I'm really nervous not only about getting through everything, but about making a good impression.

I'm have fibromyalgia, lower spine pain, generalized anxiety, chronic migraines, and I'm always photosensitive. I've looked into supports and resources available, but I'm definitely still worried about how I'll be able to handle it. Standing in lines and bright lights aren't exactly my forte. Especially when I won't be coming home at night to all the tools I usually use to ease my symptoms.

While I can't control everything, I do like to try to set myself up for success. I'd like to be able to enjoy the trip, plus it'd be nice to get to know my partner's family without *always* being surrounded by brain fog and migraines. Tall order, I know!

So any advice on how to manage, I'll take it! Whether its about flying, packing, traveling, or anything about coping on the go. Even tips for how to cope at weddings or how to handle social situations with chronic illness. I know it's a broad question, but I'd love to hear how others cope with similar situations!

#Travel #ChronicIllness #Fibromyalgia #Migraine #BrainFog #ChronicPain #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder

15 people are talking about this
Community Voices

Calling all Travel Tips!

I'm going on a trip for the first time in years and I'll be honest, I'm terrified. It's for a wedding and is going to be a lot of flying and driving. I'm meeting my significant other's family for the first time, plus we are staying with them. I spend a lot of time isolated lately and I'm really nervous not only about getting through everything, but about making a good impression.

I'm have fibromyalgia, lower spine pain, generalized anxiety, chronic migraines, and I'm always photosensitive. I've looked into supports and resources available, but I'm definitely still worried about how I'll be able to handle it. Standing in lines and bright lights aren't exactly my forte. Especially when I won't be coming home at night to all the tools I usually use to ease my symptoms.

While I can't control everything, I do like to try to set myself up for success. I'd like to be able to enjoy the trip, plus it'd be nice to get to know my partner's family without *always* being surrounded by brain fog and migraines. Tall order, I know!

So any advice on how to manage, I'll take it! Whether its about flying, packing, traveling, or anything about coping on the go. Even tips for how to cope at weddings or how to handle social situations with chronic illness. I know it's a broad question, but I'd love to hear how others cope with similar situations!

#Travel #ChronicIllness #Fibromyalgia #Migraine #BrainFog #ChronicPain #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder

15 people are talking about this
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Calling all Travel Tips!

I'm going on a trip for the first time in years and I'll be honest, I'm terrified. It's for a wedding and is going to be a lot of flying and driving. I'm meeting my significant other's family for the first time, plus we are staying with them. I spend a lot of time isolated lately and I'm really nervous not only about getting through everything, but about making a good impression.

I'm have fibromyalgia, lower spine pain, generalized anxiety, chronic migraines, and I'm always photosensitive. I've looked into supports and resources available, but I'm definitely still worried about how I'll be able to handle it. Standing in lines and bright lights aren't exactly my forte. Especially when I won't be coming home at night to all the tools I usually use to ease my symptoms.

While I can't control everything, I do like to try to set myself up for success. I'd like to be able to enjoy the trip, plus it'd be nice to get to know my partner's family without *always* being surrounded by brain fog and migraines. Tall order, I know!

So any advice on how to manage, I'll take it! Whether its about flying, packing, traveling, or anything about coping on the go. Even tips for how to cope at weddings or how to handle social situations with chronic illness. I know it's a broad question, but I'd love to hear how others cope with similar situations!

#Travel #ChronicIllness #Fibromyalgia #Migraine #BrainFog #ChronicPain #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder

15 people are talking about this
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