Any mothers that suffer from manic depression, and is embarresed

Penny - posted on 11/16/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have been the perfect mother and wife for a long time, in the past three years I am embarresed to be diagnosed with manic depression just recently. I have been with my husband since I was 14 now Im 29. I have three children 9, 7 and 3. You would say I was the betty crocker wife and mother. Also balanced being a work acholic, having my husband on workmens comp for 3 years. I had OCD especailly when it came to the house and kids being perfect. For the last three years that role has slacked quite a bit. Now I find myself missing alot of work, not paying attention to my husband, sleeping upstairs in my bedroom as soon as I come home from work. I have four doctors that I've been seeing the last year. It is dreadfull, I feel sick when I take my medicine, and I feel sick when I take it. I dont know what to do I feel hopeless. I want to be the wife and mother I used to be. Not to be aggitated with them, play with the kids, and have my normal life back. Its like nothing makes me happy anymore, I feel empty inside and it sucks. I need some support and talk to someone who has the same diagnoses or has recovered from a similar situation. Your advice would be really supportive. Because I am a really good person. I am just really embarrased about this and not many people know :(

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Angie - posted on 11/16/2009

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Don't be embarresed. I have depression and PTSD and I am have come to realize that it is an illness - not a weakness. I have so far been able to drag myself out of bed for work but I spend most of the weekend in bed - especially lately. Find a really good doctor - it sounds like you're working on that. Good luck!

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