itmatsb

Joined: 07/27/2012
My Story:
I am a 60 year old woman who had a major stroke several years ago. My major disabiltity from it are 24/7 migraines which are often severe, especially if I do much in a day. Also I need at least 12 hours of sleep every night since my stroke or these migraines get terrible. I also have Trigeminal Neuralgia which is an extremely painful illness. I have right sided weakness, leg pain, difficulty swallowing, kidney failure, hate to eat and no appetite from the stroke. I also have fibromyalgia, obstructive and central sleep apnea, acid reflux, myoclonus (involuntary jerking caused by stroke), osteoporosis, bletharitis, depression (now treated), rosacea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and hypothryoid. Did I forget anything--LOL. I have finally learned to be grateful for everything that I am able to do and the good things in my life. This was after hearing about another woman, far younger than I am, who has constant strokes that cannot be stopped. She also finally learned to be grateful for every day that she has. What an example to me. But none of my pain has been as bad as my past suicidal depression where no comparisons could have helped me. I am now very happy. I wish to help others.

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It sounds like your family is upsetting you by their rude comments. Have you told your...More
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So sorry that you are suffering from disabling depression. I hope that you are seeking...More
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Reply: Dr. Schwartz is an idiot
Anti-depressants help a great many people. They have twice saved me from committing...More
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