Hi all I'm new to the group I was just wondering how many of you suffer from more than just depression as I suffer from anxiety fibromyalgia major depressive disorder couple other issues carpal tunnel nerve damage hypoglycemic sciatica migraine thyroid and more how do you handle with your health issues unfortunately I am unable to work due to these still fighting for SSI.
Besides bipolar disorder and PTSD I have the following health issues:
dilated cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, morbid hypertensive crisis, TIAs, past stroke, 3 heart attacks, asthma, hypothyroidism, diabetes, early stage kidney failure, stomach ulcers arthritis and a seriously long list of allergies!
I used to handle all my health problems by taking any and all pills the doctors gave me, but the pills caused more health problems which meant even more pills! Got up to 19 morning pills, 6 noon pills, 22 evening pills and 3 night pills!
Now I concentrate on all natural herbs, spices, plants and such. (Example: ginger is good for a lot of stuff.) And I try to use control methods I learned in different groups like mindfulness, meditation, prayer, journaling and dialecticle behavior stuff (probably spelled that wrong and it's really bugging me)
My choice for me has become pill free and I don't drink alcohol or use illegal drugs
Oh yes fighting for disability. Turned down twice and now after a court appearance in sept. Appealing one more time to appeals counsel. My lawyer wanted to appeal again. I also have psoriatic arthritis. We need that extra money so bad. Getting turned down was very depressing!!!!
@A MyDepressionTeam Member yes it very hard to get disability these days I have been fighting and will continue to fight with my lawyer lol as long as I can never give up cuz that is what they want you to do hence why it takes so long but my son got it right away he is 14 and bipolar and adhd and has been getting it for 5 yrs now. I hope all goes well with ur court date . much luv
I find mediatation is good when im sad lonely or stressed xxx