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midnightphoenix

midnightphoenix

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You deserve so much more than what you currently have, your illnesses should never define who you are.

You illness is only a part of you, it is not the whole of you :grouphug:
 
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Zoe1

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thankyou Midnight,

yes there is alot to midnight other than her illness !

:hug5:
 
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Jules5

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Midnight you know you know what it is like to have mental health problems. I sure do appreciate this. I love all your post. Take care Lots of hugs and love Jules
 
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Turnitoffandonagain

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I don't know if I even have an illness. I don't know anything any more.

It's ironic - when I first got a diagnosis (of a PD) I was upset and offended at the idea. Then after a while, on reading more about it, it started to seem like an explanation, like, "yes, that's it, there's a name for my problem! That's a start, that's something, that explains what I've been struggling with for so long". Then after a while it became "oh, no, I'm a fraud, it's not really a condition separate from me at all, it's just me being a messed-up person".

I feel like the psych profession has come to that conclusions as well, hence I've run out of treatment options. I just sit on almost endless waiting lists to see medical consultants for the multiple seemingly unexplainable physical symptoms (honestly , 6 months for a first appointment with an ENT specialist - does the NHS really exist any more, in any meaningful way?).

I dunno, I can't say anything about myself without risking implying something about others, but I don't feel my problems are separable from myself.

At this point I am entirely constructed out of issues and problems.
 
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Mexis

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This is what frustrates me about my illness. My illness unintentionally defines me since it leaves me stranded in place and time 99.99999% of the time. I know I'm more than my illness but I just can't help it.
 
elliepaige20

elliepaige20

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You deserve so much more than what you currently have, your illnesses should never define who you are.

You illness is only a part of you, it is not the whole of you :grouphug:
Thank you very much for posting! It's nice to hear that today xx :)
 
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