chronic illness

  1. Grayeyes

    Pain and anxiety - over 65

    I’ve had CFS/ME ~30 years, which is progressive neurological illness and can cause one to be slowed or bedridden. It’s relatively obscure, about 10 million cases worldwide. Last month I got 2 new diagnoses which may or not be related but are also neurological. One is peripheral neuropathy in...
  2. adrasteia

    How to stay positive

    I’m 18 years old. Eighteen. Seems pretty young. Yet amazingly, I’m already halfway through my life expectancy. Living with vascular EDS and severe lupus is awful. I’m not going to lie: it is terrible. I’m in the hospital more often than not, I’m in constant pain. Not to mention my grades are...
  3. Hendrica

    55 years old, unable to work

    I am struggling because of major depressive disorder, anxiety, hypomania, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I dread every day and cannot find purpose. I feel tremendous guilt and worthlessness because I am not working and on disability. I have five more years until I can get on full...
  4. memyselfand1

    Rehumatology apt

    Good Evening All How are you? I hope you are okay :) Tomorrow is going to be a really tough day for me as it's going to be the day I finally get my chronic pain sorted and finally see a way forward. There's no more hiding this pain any longer and there's no more saying it's psychological or...
  5. S

    Not coping with Chronic illness

    What do you guys do when you have low moments? I'm feeling incredibly low tonight, in pain, tired but can't sleep and just feel alone. My hubby is on shift till 1 am tobight then on brekkie shift and I will be in work before he gets back so I won't see him until Saturday now. This month has...
  6. undercoverlover

    struggling so much

    lately even getting out of bed feels like a chore to me. i am tired of dealing with abuse memories and anxiety. i want to die, but at the same time, i already feel like im dead. like perhaps i died after my first suicide attempt and this is just the afterlife (and it really, really sucks)...