anxiety and depression

Amanda - posted on 07/22/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hello, I'm 33 year old mother of 2 boys, aged 6 and 7.

I was just recently diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Depression. I have started my medication however it takes up to 4 to 6 weeks for the it to take effect. The anxiety is so debilitating! Its worse when I wake up in the morning because its still there! I have anxiety that lasts all day and my biggest fear is I will never get my normal life back! And that I will suffer forever. I'm finding it hard to take my boys out places that they enjoy because the panic is so bad. I know it will get better when the medication takes effect but its going to feel so long and scary till that happens...any moms out there with similar situation that can shed some support my way...would mean more then you know!




Gena - posted on 07/22/2015




Dear Amanda
I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. I have it as well since 3 years. I am on medication. The medication helps me but it does not make the anxiety or panic attacks go away unfortunately. Since when do you have anxiety/panic? Have you been to therapy? Or have you taken classes like muscle relaxation Jacobson? I have tried it but I got so panic sitting in a room with others who have panic...silly I know. If someone would ever have told me I would get this disorder I would have said Whaaat?Nuh not me...but it can happen to anyone.
Having this disorder is sometimes like hell. And being a mother is difficult when you can't take your kid to places you would like. Incase you feel are not alone! I often feel guilty towards my son and that I can't go places with him. But there is something I would like you to know: We should feel guilty if our kids have nothing to eat because we aren't around or doing drugs,yelling,spanking them. We are good moms and our kids will understand one day why we couldn't do this or that with them! Always think about that when you are feeling down!
I am not waiting for my normal life to come back..i just have to learn how to cope to male this life easier. And I have to learn that it is ok if I can't do something I would like to immediately.
If you like I could share some of my own coping skills with you?
Hope you feel better that you are not alone...because we aren't. There are many people going through the same. Good luck

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