Vapers living with disabilities and/or pain, psychological issues, etc..

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  1. Drum71

    Drum71 I apologize for not being normal! VU Donator New Member

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    Hi everyone!
    First, I want to thank 5150sick for telling me about this thread! This might just be what I need right now, along with my 10.5 ml tank of Panda Shake!
    I will whip up a bio of who I am since I'm new to VU.

    I read about half of the first page of this thread and felt for everyone whose story I read and, also comfortable enough to tell mine here.
    I will go back and catch up on the rest of the thread to get to know all of you better and finish reading about your pain, no matter what form it takes.

    For now, I'll start by saying I am fortunate that 5150sick had the guts to start this thread for us. Especially for someone like me that has a difficult time expressing myself correctly and, defending myself. Typing a thought-out letter is much more effective for me than a live conversation. It takes me too long to process things with 50 other thoughts flying around in my head.
    All I ask is that you give me a chance or a second chance if I'm already on your bad side.

    *Btw, I saw someone mention Gabapentin. I took that for RLS (caused by Abilify) but had to stop because it caused mania, blurred vision, and really bad rage! I also weened myself off of Pramipexole, after finding out fully alert people have fallen asleep at the wheel while taking it! I don't care if there's a 0.5% chance or whatever of that happening, I won't take ANY chance of living with the fact that I killed a family of 4 for the rest of my life! Seems kind of selfish of me that I risked their lives for some comfort from RLS, in my head.

    Anyways, I'm happy to be here and look forward to talking with everyone!
     
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  2. The Cromwell

    The Cromwell VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    But that stuff causes me to get dry knuckles!
     
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  3. 5150sick

    5150sick Under Ground Hustler Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    My back is fucked up tonight.
    I went to a local park where they have the yearly lighting of the parks Christmas lights and they have decorated boats go by the lake.
    I had to stand in line for an hour at the food truck then carry my folding chair from the car all the way to the lake and back when it was over.

    Now I'm paying for it with a 6.5 pain level.

    :headbang:
     
  4. The Cromwell

    The Cromwell VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    That is one of the hardest things about a disability.
    Accepting it and adjusting your lifestyle to it.
    yeah life sucks more, get used to it....

    At least it has been difficult for me to adjust.
    Still working on it after 20 years....
     
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    Huckleberried Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Yep. 13 years. I had a mini meltdown for about 20 minutes in the last week. Have the meltdown, take a deep breath, then move forward as best you can. For me, the meltdown doesn't happen too often, though I do get frustrated from time to time, but without much choice in the matter, move along is about the best option. Better than doing nothing.
     
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    Zohmbiebuilds Silver Contributor

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    I am bipolar, agoraphobic, have generalized anxiety, and ptsd. Every day is a battle. I have been fighting an addiction for years and this year I finally have been in the winning side.

    If any one needs someone to talk to I'm always here and can offer advice and a shoulder. Believe me I need someone who doesn't know me someone's to vent to. I'm going through a breakup a relationship I knew better than to start. It still hurts the same.

    Sent from my Z981 using Tapatalk
     
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  7. AndriaD

    AndriaD Shine on, you crazy... VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    I've fought all that except the bipolar; mine was "Major Depressive Disorder," with some peri-menopause thrown into the mix just to make it even more fun -- wheeeeee adolescence in reverse! ;) And it looks like we have the same phone, too -- nice phablet, huh?!

    It can and will get better, if you keep at it. And even breakups can be a good thing, clearing the way for a better, healthier relationship, with a clearer idea of what you really want and need -- my husband and I celebrated 30 yrs of wedded bliss this summer, he with his 2 divorces previously, and me with one.

    Hang tough!
    Andria
     
  8. 5150sick

    5150sick Under Ground Hustler Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    If I wake up in the morning and ask myself:

    1.) Do I like myself and care about my family and loved ones?

    That's my quick depression test
    The only possibility of me being depressed is if I can not answer yes to question #1 - 5150
     
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  9. inspects

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    I was taking 180mg of oxycodone a day for about 15 years due to pancreatitis. After finding a good source of Kratom I no longer take any opiates. Had ZERO withdrawals when I stopped the opiates. Kratom takes every bit of pain away, and is the answer to anxiety or depression too. I bought a shit load from Indonesia, got ripped off. Now I just buy Kratom from https://www.beaufortkratom.com/ ...Mike has the best Kratom in the United States, it's a natural plant in which big-pharma is lobbying against. https://www.americankratom.org/
     
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    5150sick Under Ground Hustler Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    I've been feeling a lot better because I have kind of solved my two major problem areas with pain.

    1) When I go to bed and try to sleep
    2) When I get up from sleeping in the same position for a long time.

    CBD has helped with these two problem areas.
     
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    I have 2 (or 3 lol) degenerated discs in the lombar zone. They are small and in the beginning but the pain is persistent... As discs dont recover I have nothing to do exept live and avoid fuck them up more.

    If you have Kids/plan to have, write this down: Educate them to have a right sitting and sleepig posture and educate them away from heavy stuff like rowing and heavy weight lifting. I only wish my parents thought about that... This may sound a no brainer but I wonder how my health would be now if I've haven't done shitty sports and slept nights and nights in the couch and didnt eat shit....
     
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