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Mental Health

Autism doesn’t make you different

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder. This disorder affects someone's communication and social behavior. Autism has many challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. Autism is usually developed around 18 months to 2 years old. It is possible to have a diagnosis later in life. While autism has no cure… Continue reading Autism doesn’t make you different

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome…sucks!

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder in women who are around the reproductive age. PCOS may cause women to have longer or irregular menstrual cycles. We may also experience excessive facial and body hair. Severe acne due to high levels of the male hormone androgen. Ovaries develop collections of fluid which causes the… Continue reading Polycystic ovarian syndrome…sucks!

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My journey with migraines and occipital neuralgia

I have been dealing with migraines since 2010. A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain that usually is on one side of the head. Migraines can cause disabling pain that can last anywhere from hours to days. My migraines are always on the right side of my head. They usually last anywhere from a half… Continue reading My journey with migraines and occipital neuralgia

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The many different types of addictions

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of the brain. There are two signs when it comes to addiction. 1. Using more than you would like to use 2. Using even with the negative consequences you experience From the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to qualify as an addiction, it required to have three of the following.… Continue reading The many different types of addictions

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My Journey: Seizures

After having Brayden in February 2010, I began getting migraines off and on but they didn't start getting severe until late 2011. That is when I was having enough problems that I called my primary care provider hoping he could put me on a migraine medication that would help. Once we talked and I told… Continue reading My Journey: Seizures

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Let’s start 2019 off right-Mental Wellness Awareness Month

Can you believe that it’s already 2019? 2018 went by so fast but I am glad it did because it was my hardest year so far. With a new year I wanted to do something new. Every month there is an “awareness month” for mental health. I made it my number one resolution to talk… Continue reading Let’s start 2019 off right-Mental Wellness Awareness Month