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1lovemyheatingp8d

748d

Does anyone else feel like their illness(es) ruined their life? I’m trying not to be discouraged but it’s really hard

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    • 100Percent_K

      748d

      Yes and no. I think aspects of my life at certain points it did take from me, but in other respects it showed me a lot about what mattered to me. Also gave me a voice and a backbone I didn’t know I had.

    • 100Percent_K

      748d

      Yes and no. I think aspects of my life at certain points it did take from me, but in other respects it showed me a lot about what mattered to me. Also gave me a voice and a backbone I didn’t know I had.

      • 1lovemyheatingp8d

        748d

        @100Percent_K This is a great way to look at it! I do feel like it has made me more mature than a lot of people my age

    • AliceInWonderlandZzz

      748d

      I don’t remember what it feels like to not be in pain and just want to give up. No one understands. It’s so unbearable I get so mad at my parents for encouraging me to try these psych meds that gave me Dystonia. They think it will just go away on its own.

      • 1lovemyheatingp8d

        748d

        @AliceInWonderlandZzz I’m so sorry 😥

    • PEMprincess

      748d

      I really do. Two and a half years into the journey. If one hadn’t experienced depression prior to their debilitating medical symptoms/diagnosis, many would experience it after. I initially struggled more when I tried to force myself to keep up with what my “normal” life looked like or what dreams and desires I had while I was fully healthy. What’s helped me cope is to offer my body patience and kindness because although it’s frustrating and can feel like betrayal, I know the truth is that my body is quite literally trying to protect me. I consider my body to be special, and I extend myself grace when giving myself and receiving from others the extra care my body needs. The emotions come in waves, and putting this into practice is a challenge but it proves to be rewarding. If anyone would like to know any specific practices I’m more than glad to share. I hope this perspective offers comfort to others who are doing their best to fight. It can feel lonely but you aren’t alone💝 Happy healing.

      • 1lovemyheatingp8d

        748d

        @PEMprincess This is a great way to look at it! I need to make sure i give myself more grace and stop being hard on myself

    • Mel9515

      748d

      yes it's very saddening and is a heavy weight. I love lifting & running but one session I am out for the count

      • PEMprincess

        748d

        @Mel9515 same. I collapsed at the gym this Monday after a laughably light, elementary level workout 😭😭 still in bed recovering today. Counting down the days til I’m up & at em’ again though. Especially when I can do my regular, weights included routine 😝

    • Vakara

      748d

      I have fibromyalgia and yes I do feel like it is taking over my life. I cannot do the things I use to be able to do. I have to force myself to get out of bed. I also know that with age it has gotten worse.

      • 1lovemyheatingp8d

        748d

        @Vakara My doctor said that fibromyalgia isn’t progressive and it shouldn’t get worse with age, but i definitely disagree! I believe my Fibro has gotten worse with time as well.

    • RiotRiley18

      748d

      I feel like that sometimes too

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