No matter what meds I am on this seems to be the normal for me. I hate it. Does anyone else go thru this? I wouldn't know what it's like to go a month without this going on. Does it ever stop. I know a certain amt of fear is normal, but, this is not. I just keep fighting thru it and it finally passes. I am so relieved when it does & enjoy the time because the fear/doom just come upon me just when I think everything is ok.
Hello bhouse. I would like to answer one thing first. No, absolutely you are far from the only one who goes through this. I'de like to know, getting off the subject of Medicine for a bit, if there is anything you can recall from your past or present that might be stirring this fear up. I will be honest. I still have mental issues with spells of fear, that some do creep up on me. But I believe wholeheartedly it was instilled in me long ago, and I haven't completely been able to get a grip on it. From the day I was borne I dealt with it. My father was a very abusive alcoholic, which caused all of us to fear him. For yrs. I also deal with a different fear. I have lost both Grandparents, a sister to cancer at 12, and both my mom and dad. I don't share this often, but I get that fear you are talking about in the pit of my stomach, that something will happen to my husband or one of my kids. It's horrible to live with that fear. I don't think it is really normal.
I feel like I should get a handle on this, because it simply makes it worse for me, and causes tremendous stress. I'm not asking you to tell anything if there's something in the past, that stays in the back of your head that spikes this. I'm just simply wondering if this could be possible? I was diagnosed with PTSD, and in the medical book I was able to get for about 30 minutes, while I was in treatment for alcoholism, one of the symptoms of PTSD said losing three or more people/family members. I think it was family. Well, I lost that and more. Not just loss of loved ones, but abuse from my father and ex husband. And I am definitely on medicine. And I do believe you can overcome this. I have, just not completely. There are other medications to help. You just might have not found the right combination. I never used meds. Until six yrs ago. I drank my way through my problems. Not good. I feel better today than I ever have, but I did have to try different meds. To get there, and I'm not ashamed of that. I pat myself on the back, instead of running back to alcohol. Just think about what I've said, and never ever let that doom consume you. Find the inner strength within you and fight it, until you find some help. Medicine or whatever. I'm not suggesting this, I'm just telling you that I take Pristiq and Lamictal, which made a huge change for me. Ask your dr. About it. Everyone's different. What works for one, may not work for another. Keep that chin up as much as it will let you. Many blessings I wish your way. Ruthie
Hi and welcome to our forum. I was traveling so I'm a little late getting back to everyone. I see you've had some excellent advice to talk with your Dr. about adjusting your meds.
With regard to your Mom, I know that is sooo difficult. We worked and worked with my Mother in Law before finally agreeing with the Docs to find her a place to live with support. We worry so much less now because she is being looked after 24-7. She has her complaints but she likes the group activities and companionship.
BUT back to you! You have so much on your plate dear. It sounds like you have a good relationship with your psychiatrist. If she is recommending a possible placement for your Mom, maybe it's time to do that.
YOU deserve to have a life too! I know you love those kids and grandkids. You want to be in the best possible physical and emotional health to enjoy them.
I don't mean to imply it's an easy decision regarding your Mom. Everyone in the family will chime in and some may try to make you feel guilty, but it's unlikely any of them will step up and volunteer to take over her care either.
Talk with your Doc about the option for Mom and about your meds. We are here for you. You're a strong lady and I bet you're a wonderful Grandma!!
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