#chronicfatigue

πŸ˜‚ I mean less lazy and more too fatigued to care but apart from that... accurate πŸ‘ŒπŸ» #memestomakeyoulaugh

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Keep your eye on your goal and the rest will blur and fade away.
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It can be very challenging to get up and move much but I'm glad I spent some spoons (maybe not at the time).. it's very enjoyable to look back at my pictures I took (at times I really shouldn't have been up and about) at other times when I'm for sure not going to be up and about.. #thistleseedheads #naturallightbokeh #dramaticlight #ruleofthirds
#chronicillness #chroniclyme #chronicfatigue #macrophotography #lymedisease #lymewarrior #lyme #lymedontkillmyvibe #autoimmune #chronicinfection #lymie #lymiemomma #lymelife #hasimotosdisease #chronicallyweak #autoimmunebrain #adrenalfatigue #longsymptomlist #notdiscouraged #motivation #inspiration #spoonie #thistle #bokehphotography #naturephotography #driedflowers

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Why is bone broth so helpful to autoimmune disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and interstitial cystitis (IC)? .
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It may be due in part to the fact that bone broth contains glycosaminoglycans such as glucosamine which are important for restoration of the gut lining integrity that is compromised in autoimmunity.
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β€œUlcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and interstitial cystitis share many common features, the most important of which is a defect in the glycoaminoglycan (GAG) defensive barrier.
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This defect allows penetration of toxins causing localized inflammatory response, followed by fibrosis and distant pathological changes, together with a myriad of biochemical and immunological changes...This hypothesis is somewhat supported by the fact that agents such as glucosamine and pentosan polysulphate (Elmiron) that replace the GAG layer, improve the conditions.
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The basic tenet of a GAG deficiency hypothesis is that...firstly, a mechanical and electrostatic defence against penetration of infective agents, toxins, antigenic protein moieties, etc. and, secondly, the prevention of extravasation of body fluid components. .
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A degraded GAG layer is the start of the disease cascade of the above group of illnesses.”
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Russell, A.L. (1999). Glycoaminoglycan (GAG) deficiency in protective barrier as an underlying, primary cause of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease interstitial cystitis and possibly Reiter's syndrome. Medical Hypotheses, 52(4), 297-301.
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#bonebrothheals #ic #interstitialcystitis #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis

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A little bit of a delay, but this card finally arrived today! I’m unbelievably grateful to my rehab family in Santa Barbara, CA for being so thoughtful and sending this card to me in Germany! Little gestures (although they’re big ones to me) can make life with chronic illness a little bit easier and so much brighter ✨ Thank you everyone for your sweet messages! I miss you all and hopefully I’ll be strong enough to visit soon πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

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Hi. My name is Sarah Ann. I'm a southerner hailing from #kentucky with long professionally colored red locks of hair. I am many things, a #wife. A #daughter. A #photographer. A #friend. A person with a lot of aspirations and #ambition. I'm also #sick. Like, forever sick. Like, #chronicillness sick. I have #crohnsdisease and #chronicwidespreadpainsyndrome. They both come with #chronicfatigue, #anxiety and #depression. I am also diagnosed with #adhd, a #panicdisorder and #severedepression. I'm old now, according to the world. All of 28 years. And in the last decade, I haven't been able to recall a single day where I didn't feel pain, both physically and emotionally. This is not who I am, alone. I am also those afore mentioned things... wife, daughter, photographer, friend, dogmom, book reader, stepdaughter, and probably someone who has screamed at you furiously if you can't drive worth a fuck. (O yeah, #pottymouth). Anyway, I felt elation laced with discomfort yesterday. Today? I feel #pain. Every part of my body literally hurts. I am unable to bathe and dress myself. And I have yet to leave my bed at 2:05pm on a beautiful Sunday. Why am I posting this? I don't know. There I am, you know? Look at it. It's a pile of confusion and pain and idealizations and desire. It's a mess of ambition and fear and love and emptiness. It's a full heart running on an empty tank. It's a woman in bed. Its pride and guilt and resentment and hopefullness all tightly wound into a doll of human existence I never fucking asked for. But, here I am? And there will be days like this. And there will be days when I feel like I can cuntpunch the world and destroy whatever unhumbles me. I guess like, #itsokaytonotbeokay. And it's okay to just exist, doing the bare minimum. And it's fine to seek improvement, and fail, and mourn. And then do it all again. I'll never stop trying, and I'll never stop hurting. And if those are your only options, like me - I wish you the patience, courage and ability to do the same. #youareneveralone

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lyme don’t kill my vibe ✌🏻

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Everyday. Especially right now, that I have to get dressed to go to a 60th birthday party. I just want to stay in my pjs πŸ˜•#chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #spoonie #alwaystired

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Our #azweather had been like this a couple of days ago. It was beautiful & we definitely needed the rain. The clouds were really low & it was nice & cold. Thought for awhile we wouldn’t get any kinna cold weather this winter. My baby girl & I did a lot of dancing those days just being super happy for the rain ☺️🌨️❀️ #arizona #az #clouds #rain #beautiful #azwinter #grateful #mytruth #myspoonielife #spoonie #myspooniejourney #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #truth #purpleness #invisibleillness πŸ’œπŸŒ»πŸŒ·

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I've been feeling really suicidal, so I've been trying really hard to distract myself ☹️ I'm watching horror movies, I've been sleeping a lot, and I just bought myself few new things to try and cheer me up, but it's not worked very well ☹️ I'm just so miserable, I want my health back, I want to cuddle someone so fucking badly, I just want everything to stop rn 😭
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LOL! So, my friend @kozlowskilois sent me this after a convo we had today🀣I admitted to her that the reason I am probably sick again today, is because I have not been eating right, drinking enough water and using my essential oils as much as I know I should. I said I needed an emoji that showed a person kicking another person in the butt! πŸ˜‚
So, there you have my confession of not practicing what I preachπŸ™„πŸ˜―πŸ™ƒ Suffering the consequences for sureπŸ€•πŸ˜·πŸ€§πŸ˜© .
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#thanksithink

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Did you know that thyroid and cortisol deficiencies are the most common ones? 😊

Cortisol, the fight-or-flight hormone triggered by stress, becomes depleted because the body is no longer able to produce sufficient amounts. Exhaustion is a symptom.

Thyroid hormone is depleted by exposure to toxins and by malfunctions in the hypothalamus and/or pituitary.
Tests may also reveal other hormonal deficiencies.

Testing available by contacting The Bootree Clinic on link in bio.❀️

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Intravenous (IV) therapy is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream used to correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies. Oral intake of such high doses is simply not possible due to absorption limitations from the digestive process. Patients can get up to 10 times the nutrients in one treatment as they could get orally in one day.

A good example of this is the use of Vitamin C when trying to overcome a cold due to some sort of virus. The antiviral effects of Vitamin C are seen when blood levels are around 10-15 mg/dL. This level is achievable with IV therapy but not orally. Oral dosage typically peaks with blood levels around 1.2-4.0 mg/dL vs. IV therapy of 50-90 mg/dL. Scientific evidence has demonstrated that a variety of conditions can benefit from the use of IV nutrition. A few of the conditions that may be helped include:

poor detoxification
candida
hypertension
poor circulation
COPD
post-gastric bypass
neuropathy
increased stress
cardiovascular disease
Epstein Barr
Hepatitis
heavy metal toxicity
influenza
pre/post surgery
Crohn's Disease
Ulcerative Colitis
cancer
asthma
weakened immune system
fibromyalgia
chronic fatigue syndrome
diabetes
migraine
supper respiratory tract infections
depression
athletic performance recovery
and even the common cold #lymedisease #cancer #ivtherapy #vitamins #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #hormones #hormonetherapy #antiaging #wellness

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Update: so the C Diff infection is trying to kick my ass but I'm slowly winning that fight. It'll be hell for a while when I get home since we'll have to clean everything I touch so I don't infect Tabetha's or the girls. I've been on IV steroids since I got here which is lowering my intestinal inflammation but the infection is still causing a lot of pain. Nothing I haven't dealt with before and certainly nothing that'll keep me down. I will remain strong for my girls and be there for my wife so she doesn't have to stress so much getting closer to delivery. I will come out of this stronger than I went in.

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Today I manage to walk 200m in our yard. To the river and back to the house. #cfsme #mecfs #chronicfatigue #chronicpain #osteoarthritis #spoonie #spoonielife #millionsmissing #millionsmissingfinland

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