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Hi, my name is Helen01!
I have been advised by my GP to join SCOPE. I have suffered for many years with depression anxiety panic attacks I also have PTSD amongst many other illnesses and I hope by just writing this message I have opened up a slight bit of my life. Which I am really struggling with at the moment. I am in heart failure also I have COPD emphysema chronic asthma and many other problems with my lungs I have had 2 strokes I am suffering with long covid I can't do anything really for myself I also have Fybromiyga, spondylitis arthritis in my hands spine, 2 herniated discs fluid retention I'm been tested for "Cushings disease" I am on so much medication I also have neuropathy in my feet. Basically there's a lot wrong with me and I don't feel like in fact I'm not getting any help. I'm not sure what to do on this website? Like I said my GP gave me the link?
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