How have you got over fear or hatred of your body as a result of progressively becoming more and more unwell. Or as a softer question how have you made friends with your body when it’s let you down. I’m 36 and feel like I am slowly sinking deeper and deeper into despair as I hate my body so deeply for how badly it’s let me down. I’ve been mostly bedbound for the best part of 3 years through a combination of hEDS, POTS, MCAS, ME and FND. Every time I start to make even a hint of progress, my body fights back and I’m in a worse position than before. My life is a shell of what it once was. I’m in therapy so trying to deal with it from that side but wondered what else you’ve done to try and feel safe and at home in your body again. I know lots of you like the guided body scans but for me they send me into overload/panic mode because all I can feel is how unsafe and pained my body is. Same with trying to do breathing exercises - I start panicking because my body just doesn’t feel like a safe place and I have such a deep hatred that closing my eyes and trying to just focus on my body makes me instantly overwhelmed.

Posted by emilylswiatek at 2023-03-05 19:45:35 UTC