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!!!!
I was diagnosed with borderline persoality disorder, which means I have abandoned fears and relationship problems and risky behavior. I have learned, (I am 56) was to deal with life. RealizGod is in control, build myself up, we ALL have special things about us, and if you wait it out, bad feelings go away, at least for awhile. I try to do things for others, and not to dwell on past mistakese
I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, severe Anxiety, currently sciatica that's been very painful. What can I do for this issue. I just saw my new Psychiatrist today Feb 25 who prescribed or upped my dose of Cymbalta to 120mg and a low dose of a new medication for my anxiety that has been really bad since the end of October. I suffer from migraines and osteoarthritis in my left knee.
@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