Hello I'm a married/mother of 4 girls. I work a full time office job, a part time cleaning job, go to the gym for 20-30 mins a day then I go home clean, tend to my girls and cook. By the end of the day it is time for me to go to bed and start another day. I do not take any medications. I am so stressed and drained every day, Sometimes it is hard for me to sleep at night also. I do the best I can when I can. Is there any advice from someone to help me relieve some of my stress and frustration... Thank you
Make an appoinment with a psyachiatirst and ask him/her which one of the following medications suits you best, and outweigh the benefits vs. the side effects and risks involved...
All benzodiazepines are very addictive , some more than other.
Clonazepam is used to treat seizure disorders and panic attacks. It belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect.
This medication is used to treat anxiety. Lorazepam belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect.
Diazepam is used to treat anxiety, acute alcohol withdrawal, and seizures. It is also used to relieve muscle spasms and to provide sedation before medical procedures. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect.
Xanax XR Oral
This medication is used to treat the panic and anxiety symptoms associated with panic disorder. Alprazolam belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect.
Chlordiazepoxide is used to treat anxiety and acute alcohol withdrawal. It is also used to relieve fear and anxiety before surgery. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect.
Duloxetine is used to treat major depression and anxiety. In addition, duloxetine is used to relieve nerve pain (peripheral neuropathy) in people with diabetes. It is also used to treat pain caused by a condition called fibromyalgia that affects the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and supporting tissues.
This medication is used to treat depression. It is also used with other therapies for the treatment of nighttime bed-wetting (enuresis) in children. Using this medication to treat depression may improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may help restore your interest in daily living. Imipramine can help your child control nighttime bed-wetting.
Desipramine is used to treat depression. This medication may improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may help restore your interest in daily living. This medication belongs to a class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. It works by restoring the balance of a certain natural substance (norepinephrine) in the brain.
Escitalopram is an antidepressant (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-SSRI) used to treat depression and anxiety. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters such as serotonin) in the brain. Escitalopram may improve your feelings of well-being and energy level and decrease nervousness.
Citalopram is an antidepressant (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-SSRI) used to treat depression. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters such as serotonin) in the brain. Citalopram may improve your feelings of well-being and energy level.
Paxil CR Oral
Paroxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric disorder).
Mirtazapine is used to treat depression. It improves mood and feelings of well-being. Mirtazapine is an antidepressant that works by restoring the balance of natural chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain.
Sertraline is used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), and a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). It is known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
Venlafaxine is an antidepressant (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor type-SNRI) used in the treatment of depression and anxiety. It works by restoring the balance of natural substances (neurotransmitters such as serotonin and norepinephrine) in the brain. Venlafaxine may decrease nervousness and improve your mood, feelings of well-being, and energy level.
This medication is used for the short-term treatment of patients with trouble sleeping (insomnia). It is generally used for 7-10 days. It may help you fall asleep faster and decrease the number of times you awaken during the night. It may also help you sleep for a longer period of time. Flurazepam belongs to a class of medications called sedative/hypnotics. It acts on your brain to produce a calming effect.
Luvox CR Oral
Fluvoxamine is used to treat social anxiety disorder (social phobia) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It may decrease anxiety/unreasonable fears, persistent/troubling thoughts (obsessions), and unwanted urges that keep returning (compulsions such as hand-washing, counting, checking). It may also decrease the number and severity of panic attacks. Fluvoxamine belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This medication works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals (neurotransmitters such as serotonin) in the brain.
I hope this information helps you. Remmember too much strees will lead to depression.
Take care, and good luck.
Wow!! 4 girls!!! I have a one year old boy, and a 5 year old boy, work full time, that often includes at home as well (during specific times during the year), after the kids go to bed. I am very very involved with the kids as a dad, and I sort of take over when I get home. The day seemed to be one of non-stop work. The actual details of the situation for me vs. you is actually very very different, and way too long to write about, but nonetheless, sounds like we both suffer from a similar condition, of at least a few years ago for me (I now have quite a bit more to deal with - fibro, cptsd, depression, and probably narcolepsy, will be finding out soon).
I ended up going to a psychiatrist, and he prescribed me initially a low dosage of Klonopin and Zoloft. The Klonopin helped a bit, and the Zoloft did as well, but the side effects were just too much for me. After many many trials and errors (it took four times to find a match), something that's just part of the process (never settle for side effects that compromise your day, even if it helps a bit, there's so so soooo many options available out there, that it's just a matter of finding the right one) we finally found that Pristiq, an SNRI vs. the traditional SSRI's that he initialy tried worked well along with the Klonopin. The Klonopin helped enough that realistically speaking, the benefits easily outweighed the downside of dependence. It really in many respects saved our marriage.
I hope that this helps a bit, and I really hope that you go see someone, wether it be a psychologist and or a psychiatrist, they really do help. I now see a psychologist in addition to my psychiatrist, and we've found that I suffer from cptsd, probably the cause of the majority of my issues. I had a random flashback while talking to my dad on the phone, and remembered for the first time some things that were deeply repressed. It's been the worst feeling that I've ever felt, but at least we have something to work with. Psychologists can also help a ton with traditional anxiety, so, I wouldn't write them off if you have the time.
Good luck, and you'll be in my prayers!
The answer seems to be in the question.
Are you a over doing, because that's you or does the man leave you to do it all?
I share the house hold duties with my wife. You need to have down time, where you just sit back and enjoy life.
If it's not your husbands fault then it's yours. Go out and spend some time together or make time for some book reading
Maybe a family movie at home, and mom gets to just watch the movie and not be a waiter.
Hi there busymommy, you sure are what your name says. Personally, if I were you, I would come home after the gym and relax. The workout is stress relieving yes, but it also gets the adrenalin going. So when you come home and work some more after just working out, your adrenalin is on overload. I have a feeling that may be why you can't sleep. Is the part time job essential? Is hubby working FT also? You definitely need some down time, some quiet mommy time. Are there a few things the girls can do on their own so you can put your feet up for 30 minutes? Or is it just fun time? Is there any way you can change some scheduling or hubby's scheduling? If you seem to be stuck with this schedule, maybe you might want to visit the doctor and ask for a benzo like valium or xanax. Personally, I don't think Lunesta or Ambein work very well or last long enough. That's just a personal preference. Good luck to you. I hope you can find a little space in your life to relax.
My best wishes,
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