Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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lindalooking
lindalooking Community member Posts: 2 Listener
im new here, I suffer with anxiety, depression I have done all my life, have got a stoma and recently diagnosed with dismotility of the oesophagus. My everyday living is poor (eating) suffering with problems also from having a stoma and that does come with problems that affect day to day living.
Anyone else have any of these

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,249 Scope online community team
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    Hey there @lindalooking, welcome to the Scope online community :) I certainly struggle with anxiety and depression, and while I don't have a stoma I do have Crohn's disease. I got very close to needing a stoma at one point, but thankfully some new medication helped it get back under control.

    How does your dismotility affect you if you don't  mind me asking? I understand the most common symptom is issues with swallowing food, but I know there can be other affects. 

    When I had an issue with my stomach I was able to get these protein drinks that had a lot of my daily requirements. The doctor even prescribed them to me for a bit, I will try to remember them if you haven't heard of them  already!


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    lindalooking Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi the dismotility of the oesophagus is really bad I'm dreading it even more as I'm getting older my father suffered with it but his was more severe in the end he passed away because of it
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    I'm sorry to hear that, I can understand how that makes it all the more distressing. Have you received any form of support or aftercare from the health team who diagnosed you?
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