Jeeze, you guys must live in a better state than I do... I never had much luck with shrinks in the past either... unfortunately, I am diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder due to being abused as a child, and shrinks around here are very stigmatizing towards people with that disorder. I have been told that they would not help me before they even gave me a chance!
Yeah, shrinks... not my best friends. Have not seen one in like 4 or 5 yrs though now. I don't see anyone for my problems... Jennie, I can definitely relate to your psychy problems. I have been in that boat my whole life, but things have only worsened since I've had the physical pain too (and while living at home with my uncaring dad & brother).
I'm glad I could be of some help to you- just through relating to you and listening to you!
A lot of my problems are undiagnosed as of now too-- soo frustrating!
OMG you've had seizures in the past too? Do you know why? Was it because of the 'bad stuff' you did? Or because of an actual physical condition...
I hope you don't feel that you have to write all of that about
you and husband just to "prove" to me that he's really not that bad... You don't have to prove yourself to anyone! I don't know him at all- or your relationship of course- I am not judging... just looking out for you... but it really just comes down to whether you are truly happy and safe. No worries.
I'm lucky to have a stable relationship finally (although I still go off the deep end at times too because of my mood swings and chronic pain)... we have been together for almost 2 yrs now, best friends before that, still best friends... and he's the ONLY one who supports me and my illnesses. he takes care of me. If I am really that bad and having a tough time walking (I've needed a wheelchair a few times now), he waits on me hand and foot. I feel awful about
it- often times pathetic- I don't want it to be that way... but he offers to help me without me ever asking. He is incredibly sensitive and researches my illnesses all of the time, to try to find what he can do for me... how he can help, etc.
A BIG change from my exes! They were always horrible to me... many very emotionally-abusive. I'm very thankful for what I finally have.
I really know how you feel- truly- my symptoms always get worse too, more and more show up, etc., all along I am getting no help though or treatment. Working on insurance.
Most of all, I understand the baby blues
I am a nurturer to the bone... I would even like to adopt one day... but I don't know if I'd be seen as "stable" or "fit" enough to do that even. Although, god, I would be such a great mommy. I was born to be one!
So nice talking to you, Jennie! How are you today (whenever you happen to see this)?
DX: Fibro, IBS, GERD, Daily headache, Migraine, Severe allergies, Bladder diverticulum, Mild kidney damage, Recurrent infections, Sinusitis. Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, OCD / Dermatillomania. In the past: Gestational Trophoblastic Disease. + Undiagnosed issues; searching for the answers.
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