Dr. Shrinks

Shannintipton - posted on 05/27/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )




How many of you moms out there see a shrink? How many of you want to. How many of you know someone who should. Well if you know me than you someone who should. lol Thank you in advance.


Tara - posted on 05/28/2011




Yes, I have, however I was a victim of childhood sexual abuse by my former step-father and as an adult mother of 3 young girls I had to see someone or I would have gone nucking futs.
I needed that place to go each week to tell someone about the demons in my mind, about the guilt I felt about not telling anyone as a kid, about the horrible, life stopping anxiety that I suffered from sometimes. About the so realistic nightmares that plagued my sleeping hours.
I would recommend anyone who thinks they might need to or want to see a shrink do so. Or if not a real psychiatrist then at least a trained counsellor or therapist.
Nothing wrong with wanting to talk to someone who is trained in the workings of our emotions and mental health. In fact I believe it is a sign of strength to seek that kind of professionally trained help.
If I started seeing blood in my stool, I would go to my doctor, if I started fainting I would go to my doctor, if my periods became too heavy, I would see my doctor. If my emotional health becomes fragmented or in need of help, I see a shrink.

Peita - posted on 05/30/2011




I have, I very nearly died having my last (3rd) baby! I had Placenta Incretta which is when the pacenta attaches to the muscle of the uterus and cannot be removed, this complication is generally found before you give birth, but I was a bit of a freak, I had no previous abdo surgery (the placenta looooves scar tissue), I never had any bleeding during pregnancy, so my case was discovered after I gave birth to my baby girl and it was a HUGE EMERGENCY, long story short, I ended up with a partial hysterectomy (still have ovaries and cervix) at 29yrs old, I had a 4 1/2 day stay in ICU, a 9Unit blood transfusion plus multiple bags of other fluids and my family was called to the hospital because the surgeon didn't know if I was going to survive!! So yes, after all of that, I needed a little help to recover emotionally, I am fantastic now, my little girl is 19 months old now and I haven't been this happy for such a long time :-) I have a friend who only last week had a maassive brain tumor removed and I am slowly seeing her mood slip, and I will be pushing for her to go and talk to someone too.... It doesn't matter how strong you think you are, it can't hurt to talk to someone who is trained to deal with mental health!!

Krista - posted on 05/28/2011




I've seen a therapist in the past -- not over anything major, or due to any imbalances, but just to clear out some of the junk in my head, to organize and clarify some issues, and to identify any self-sabotaging patterns that I might have been engaging in.

I see no shame in it. I bring my car in for regular oil changes to get the gunky old stuff removed so that its performance isn't affected. So why wouldn't I bring my psyche in for a regular checkup, to clear out any gunky old thoughts that are affecting my performance? :)

Nikki - posted on 05/28/2011




Only when I was pregnant, I had pre natal depression. I didn't really want to but I think they may have shipped me off to the psych ward if I didn't go! It was really helpful however, my reservations were unfounded. I would really recommend you see one Shannin if you feel it would benefit you :)

Blackwood - posted on 05/28/2011




I have in the past, when I had my son I felt super anxious and it was effecting my sleep and how I functioned. I have delt with depression in the past and took meds for it and it worked wonders for me, but this was different, I didn't know how to turn my brain off and they really helped me with copying stills, however you really need to listen and take in what they say. You need to want help and try out the methods and be totally honest with them, if you are not honest they can't really help. I would say give it a try, what do you have to lose, if it works and you are finding what they say and recommend helpful, then bonus. If it doesn't then you are where you are now.


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Shannintipton - posted on 05/29/2011




Hi Tara,
I hope it has helped. I know nothing will take all of the pain away but hopefully therapy will help some. That sounds just awful. I feel for you but not trying to say I know how you feel. Because I don't. I hope you have a great rapport with your therapist. I would hope it would get better with time. Good luck.

Shannintipton - posted on 05/28/2011




@ Nikki,
Oh believe me I have on many many occasions. I have to keep changing insurances so I am in the middle of finding another right now. What was that I just heard. ..... A collective sigh of relief from the whole Circle of Moms forum. LOL (Get this girl some help and fast) I hear ya. lol

Lissa - posted on 05/28/2011




I was hoping this post was about your handsome doctor shrinking after being cursed by some patient :)
No I don't see one, no I don't need to, yes I know a few people who do. Don't know anybody that needs one but doesn't go.

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