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My doctor suspects I might have a thyroid issue (judging by the tests she’s ordered) but I’m way too poor to actually get them done for a few months now. But yeah, I completely agree on how people are way too quick to assume mental over physical.
That really sucks. I hope you can afford to get your tests done soon.
And there definitely is this very frustrating separation, I guess, of the brain from the rest of the body done by our society in general that winds up bleeding into even the medical community. The brain being what it is is going to be affected in some way by pretty much everything that your body goes through, and your brain going through shit is going to have affects elsewhere in your body. While the brain’s phenomenal complexity definitely warrants specialized fields of study of it, this common thinking of it as this weird detached thing from ‘the body’ doesn’t do anyone any good.
hearing this makes me really sad because i can understand the sort of… feeling that comes with ‘i know what it is now, fuck… why couldn’t i have found out sooner’ thing
Yeh yeh. Especially since the symptoms started coming in like right before high school, which tends to be a fairly key era of your life as far as what your career and whatnot’s going to wind up as, it really frustrates me to think about how my life might be different if they’d figured it out back half a decade a go.
I’m gonna try not to let myself get too worked up about it since nothing would come of putting so much emotional energy into something you can’t change, and maybe if things had turned out differently I wouldn’t have some of the amazing people in my life I have now, but it’s still rather like… eurgh.
Once I have my shit together more I want to channel all this frustration into something more productive. Raising awareness about invisible illnesses in general type stuff.
"it’s all in your head it’ll get better eventually" is my favorite medical advice to get. obviously you are just Thinking yourself into pain
Like dang it’s just really upsetting to me to know that there are probably tons of people out there who have psychological issues that may have their roots in a thyroid issue (as mine was) or maybe idk, a heart issue or all sorts of other things who aren’t being treated for that.
Obviously even if for example, the thyroid issue is the ultimate cause of the mental disorders people should still be able to see a psychologist and get medication for it if they need or want to but this whole thing has made me a firm believer that testing should be done for potential physical complications when looking into psychological issues because if you miss those you’re going to be potentially endangering the patient and also neglecting to treat what’s likely a really huge part of the mental disorder.
It really frustrates me that since Hashimoto’s is pretty uncommon or isn’t ‘cool’ next to no one I know will take it seriously. With the thyroid medication I should hopefully be doing better but still, fluctuations between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism really fuck with you and knowing that I have this explains all the constant sliding between depression and FUCK YES I CAN DO EVERYTHING WAIT SHIT NO FUCK I’M SCARED NOW way better than any of the like six dozen shrinks I was dragged to does.
Like I’ve had these symptoms since like… 7th grade and every time I brought them up with a doctor it was either “just stress” or I was immediately referred to a psychologist.
It really pisses me off that even though so many physical conditions cause psychological problems as well it’ll probably be a pretty long time before we get to a point as a society where doctors will regularly check for physical conditions that could be causing the psychological ones.
If this had been discovered back when I first started having these symptoms I’d likely be in a way better state then I am now, physically and mentally.
i am kind of sad ok
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