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Beithne

703d

I am tired. Bone-crushingly, soul-crushingly, life-changingly tired. Mentally and physically exhausted. I am tired. Tired of hurting, tired of being tired, tired of being dismissed by healthcare professionals and tired of being trivialized by everyone else. I get up every day that I am able and go to work, do what needs to be done, pretend to be functional. I feel guilty on days when I cannot get up and pretend. I am tired of putting in the effort to be more active and lose the weight and feel so much better, only for my body to rebel and cripple me and bring it all crashing back down. I dont expect life changing advice - I have heard it all - I just needed to vent. I currently do not have and cannot afford health insurance so going to the doctor isn't an option (they always tell me to get exercise and lose weight and nothing else anyway). Sorry for taking up your time reading this venting. Take care of yourselves, drink plenty of water, take your meds, and just know that someone cares.

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    • Natdacat

      694d

      @Overcomer Yes! I wouldn't wish this feeling on anyone! I am here if you want to talk!

    • beautifullyflawed

      698d

      I feel this, you're not alone, hope today was better ❤️

    • Natdacat

      698d

      I have felt the same way you do for 10 years now. The doctors always give me so many appointments it's like a full time job! I always shut down cause it's so overwhelming! I lost over 100 pounds and my pain has just gotten worse. But at least I can move better.

      • Overcomer

        698d

        @Natdacat I taught I was the only one. I had two months of appointments face to face and telemedicine Mon to Friday. None stop. I am so drained and some of my doctors are cold to the fact that I am drained. I am very overwhelmed and drained and don't feel like doing much

        • Natdacat

          694d

          @Overcomer Yes! I wouldn't wish this feeling on anyone! I am here if you want to talk!

    • AmyM

      699d

      @beithne I just posted something so similar on Facebook yesterday. I have lost the weight like my Dr said . I have cut out the wheat sugar and most fruit since I'm diabetic. I have lowered my A1C and halved my diabetes meds. I sat in my Drs office a few months ago after having neck surgery and not getting much for after care asked him how I'm supposed to exercises when every time I work or do a thing I have to rest for 4 days he still told me to exercise and seemed upset when I told him I'd like to apply for disability. I've dropped my work hours drastically. I told him I just can't do it anymore this surgery was the last straw. So I totally get it.

      • Overcomer

        698d

        @AmyM What kind of fruits did you stop eating?

    • HiddenGem

      699d

      You never need to feel guilty on how you feel! Some days will definitely be harder than others and it’s important to be kind to yourself. It sounds like you are feeling like you aren’t being taken seriously/feel like you aren’t doing enough. You said you’ve heard it all before. Does it feel like people who give you advice don’t understand your situation or perceive the issues differently? You are valid in feeling your negative emotions. Sometimes you gotta just feel them.

    • Overcomer

      699d

      I wonder if there is something in the air, food or entertainment because so many are getting sick. I heard autoimmune is on a raise.

    • Christiney

      702d

      I know you can do it if I am. And I don't even have a car right now. It's is hard.

    • Gab21

      702d

      🙏I feel like I could have written this. Lately I've been extremely fatigued, no matter how much sleep I get at night. My doctor can't find a physical reason why, so we thought maybe it's mental, since I have depression and anxiety. So a few weeks ago I started a medication and it's made my fatigue SO much worse. And I have an extremely active son who's last day of school is this week, I'm going to need my energy. He always wants to go to the playground and play. And he's so dependent on me, he's autistic with development delays. I've been pushing myself to take him to the playground these past few days, when all I really want to do is sleep.

      • Christiney

        702d

        @Gab21 that is me too. I have the same issue. I have a child who has a significant learning disability and I have a child who is not struggling but he is very hyper sometimes and I'm always tired bc I'm a single parent without a car also.

        • Gab21

          702d

          @Christiney I'm married but my husband works a lot of hours so it's basically almost always just me, my son and our dog. I just got my license last year and driving still gives me SO much anxiety. My husband doesn't understand my mental health and I don't know how to communicate it with him.

    • elliebellie01

      703d

      Also since we suffer from same disorders I do have some things that might help if you're interested.

    • elliebellie01

      703d

      I'm really sorry that you're going through this. I have a similar experience going on in my life. It is soul crushing to stay the least. My sister used to work for Des and she helped me get insurance through the state. Because of covid-19 a lot of people have been able to get health insurance that normally wouldn't be able to

    • elliebellie01

      703d

      Because of the pandemic they actually extended healthcare for most states. You can apply for State health Care if you want to.

      • Beithne

        702d

        @elliebellie01 I don't qualify for much help in my state because I make about 10 bucks too much a month. The cheapest insurance I can get would still cost 90 dollars a month and I can't even afford my bills, much less that.

    • GaPeaches

      703d

      😥 I'm so sorry I have been right there!!🙏🙏

    • Overcomer

      703d

      💕😥💕 I agree. You are not alone

    • calexx

      703d

      I promise, you're not alone.

    • Lashopalot

      703d

      Hello, I am sorry you are going through this. Can you find a city hospital that has a sliding scale according to your income? I hope not, but a close friend has fibromyalgia she is in a great deal of nerve and muscular pain and exhausted. I do not know if this is what you are experiencing. Please see this link below to see the symptoms and treatments. I hope you can find a Dr to help you heal and feel better. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fibromyalgia/symptoms-causes/syc-20354780

      • Beithne

        703d

        @Lashopalot unfortunately there are no medical facilities here that offer sliding scale, and I couldn't afford it even if they did. My husband became unemployed so we are dependent on my income (which is not much) to scrape by (we are scraping hard). Home remedies aren't working and my regular meds aren't working and I am just blowing off steam. Thank you for the thought ❤️

    • TexasMac

      703d

      You can absolutely vent! And never apologize for sharing how you feel. I was diagnosed with MS in October 2021 and it changed my life. I find that I am exhausted a lot. I know it is hard but know that you have us. We know how it is and we love you. Just know that. 💜💪

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