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Life getting on top of me, do I need to go see GP?? LONG RANT SORRY

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bargainhuntingbetty Tue 04-Aug-09 15:18:54

I have posted before about what is happening and I know it isnt bad in the grand scheme of things, when you look at other people but;

My dad has been told his cancer has returned and is more aggressive this time and he may lose his leg. We are now on week 3 waiting on the scan and biopsy results to find out what happens now.

My mum has been struggling since Feb with really badd anxiety etc andd I have been the one helping her and making her go for walks etc. Being the shoulder andd tthe voice of reason etc. Obviuosly this news about my dadd has made her worse.

My grandad is on his own since my gran died 18 months ago and I feel that I have to go every week to see him to give my mum a rest and to make him happy.

Kids have beeen off all summer an am running out of ideas where to take theem to amuse them. As a result of aalways being out my house is a TIP. It has been gettingg decorated most of the holidays and is driving me nuts.

Am trying to nighttrain dd2 but she is getting up 3 times a night wet.

My mindd is on overdrive all the time I constantly want to crry and I have butterflies in my tummy all the time. I am on AD's for badd PMT so I dont know what a gp can do for me. Advice needed.

bargainhuntingbetty Tue 04-Aug-09 15:22:38


bargainhuntingbetty Tue 04-Aug-09 15:26:06

no one?????????

poshwellies Tue 04-Aug-09 15:34:27


Sounds like your meds may need to be upped or to be changed if you are having high anxiety.

You deffo sound under pressure and with alot of your plate sad

You could ask for referal for CBT or therapy too.

Sorry you are feeling so awful,am in a similar position and currently having a nice dose of panic too.

poshwellies Tue 04-Aug-09 15:35:04

*on your plate*

bargainhuntingbetty Tue 04-Aug-09 15:40:02

Sorry you are having a bad timme too. anything you want to talk about?????????

poshwellies Tue 04-Aug-09 15:45:18

Oh I won't bore you with it all

But terminal cancer within family,ds with OCD issues,money issues etc etc...

I just got through patches of anxiety if life throws too much crap my way.

Have you heard of Dr Claire Weekes books on anxiety? I throughly recommend them smile


bargainhuntingbetty Tue 04-Aug-09 15:47:49

I can give you my email address and we can moan at each other.

poshwellies Tue 04-Aug-09 15:50:09

That's really sweet of you.

I don't have CAT or anything <Skinflint>

bargainhuntingbetty Tue 04-Aug-09 15:52:27

I dont even know what CAT is tbh. If u feel u want to talk let me know.

bargainhuntingbetty Tue 04-Aug-09 19:24:24

bumping 4 the nightime crowd

Besom Tue 04-Aug-09 20:46:20

Sorry about your dad - you've got a lot to cope with and so not such a surprise that you're feeling how you are.

You should definitely go back to the GP because maybe you need different/increased meds as poshwellies says. Did the meds work before?

I had counselling for PND and it really helped me, so I would recommend it. I also thought the depression was returning a couple of weeks ago because my dad was diagnosed with cancer so I know how you feel. I'm feeling a bit more positive at the moment but it is difficult.

bargainhuntingbetty Wed 05-Aug-09 17:31:09

I am on the meds at thhe moment which I why I wonder if I should go back. It is hard to keep postive and not think about things but I am tryying hard to not let it get on top of me.

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