... She passed away last oct. Now I have to deal with my siblings and selling the house and a multitude of other losses. I didn't just loose my mother, I'm losing everything else too. I'm already taking meds but the stress is giving me psychotic symptoms now. What to do? I can't go in the hospital. I'd loose what little I've got now. How can I deal with the stress and stop the psychosis from putting me inpatient?
You need to get yourself into counseling to help with the greiving process and coping with the demands of siblings, etc. A good therapist will keep you from having to go inpatient. I'm assuming you have a doctor prescribing your medications, maybe they can recommend a good counselor. There are medications to help with psychotic symptoms as well. Don't know what meds you are taking now, but do be honest with the doc in case a med change is in order.
We are here to be supportive and want to encourage you to hang in there. You are going through an extremely difficult time. Be good to yourself and try to keep perspective. Here to listen, if you need a shoulder,
Hi, i was just starting to reply when i saw Laurie's response. I completely agree that you need some form of counselling so you can talk about your grief and share your concerns. Do you think family therapy would be a good idea? This way yourself and your siblings can be open about how you are dealing with the loss of your mother. Sometimes if there is a structure, it is 'easier' for everyone to be honest, and hopefully help each other. Concerning your psychotic symptoms, i would urge you to see a psychiatrist to review your medication. What you are going through now is a very big deal, and you need support. Everyone deals with situations differently and it is important that you get help going through this process. Finally, are you getting any professional advise (solicitor) about dividing your mothers estate? I think it would be very helpful for you, it should make the process less stressful. Feel free to talk to us here and we will support you as much as we can.
I have to agree with both responses, they are spot on. I am not sure what meds you currently take but you really need to discuss this with your doc and see if an adjustment is needed. That doctor can also recommend a good counselor for you as well, sometimes it helps to be able to pour out what is going on in your mind to someone just to listen. I have found the friends that I have here on this website to be very supportive and helpful to me and we are always ready to listen. None of us as far as I know have a medical degree but we have a degree in "life" and that matters the most sometimes.
Best to you
I am sorry to hear of your loss. I'm in the same situation right now as primary caregiver for my mom who has Alzheimers and recently broke a bone in her back and is now in the hospital with pneumonia. I thought I was supergirl, I thought I knew, I can handle this, I was clueless. The stress and animosity from my brother, for reasons unknown to me, is about too much. I beat myself up over everything I do. But, I'm not a professional, people keep telling me to try to chill - like, oh OK! Why didn't I think of that? You have no idea what it is like until you're in it. I cannot just turn my emotions on & off. Although, I haven't lost my mom yet... I am so scared & worried & stressed. I can imagine how you are feeling. Hang in there, you're not alone. I'm lola, if you ever need an ear. I just wanted you to know how touched I am by your post. Just hang on.
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