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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Well, you certainly are getting a lot of exercise. Is it too much? There is a balance...More
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Reply: Do these meds contribute to weight gain
You don't say what meds you are taking or how much overweight you are. What size are you?...More
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Reply: Depression
Can you get some counseling to help you through a very difficult time? Also it sounds like...More
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Reply: I'm over it
If your meds didn't help you, then they need to be increased, or you need to try meds in a...More
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Reply: 26 yo male concerned about parents marriage/alcoho...
I agree with Rohvannyn. You don't state any reason why your parents should stay together...More
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Reply: Walking through life but not really living
Yes, why not take antidepressants? You are clearly very depressed. That is the simplest,...More
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Reply: HELP
Have you figured out that nothing but nothing you can do will make him better? He has to be...More
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Reply: I am very depressed but with every med. I suffer f...
You are suffering from fibromyalgia and severe depression. You say that when you refuse to...More
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