Irritable at children

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 8/24/2006 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
mad  Ok, has anyone else had to battle with the remorse of yelling at the kids because of extreme irritibility??  Well I did today, and I feel really bad about it because it is something I can't take back and I know the kids get very scared when I am this way.  But I can't stop myself.  It's almost like I'm on this path that any little thing will set me off some days.  Any advice?  Anyone ever been in the same situation?  Help!!

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 8/24/2006 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I could have written your post myself. In fact, after a day of listening to the kids fighting, I finally just yelled, "I've had enough" and put them to bed at 8:00. Extremely early for my kids. I've found myself yelling and nagging and just griping at the kids all the time lately.
Mentioned it to my pdoc this week and he told me to take my Klonopin or a REGULAR basis. I was rarely taking it, and started me on buspar. I still have to take the latter, it always takes me forever to get up the guts to take a new med. Going to have to though, I've never been a spanker, but lately I've been irritable and snappy with the kids all the time. Guess I should start that med tonight huh.
Good judgement comes from experience and alot of that comes from bad judgement.

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 8/26/2006 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't posted in awhile but I still check this board regularly. I had to reply to yours because it struck a chord. Being extremely irritable with the kids was one of my worst symptoms. I would only go through these stages once in awhile but when it hit, watch out. I hated myself for it. I would scream at the top of my lungs over minor things then I would go in the bathroom and sit on the floor and bawl my eyes out. I hated doing it but couldn't seem to control it. I would always apologize to my kids but still felt horrible. I felt "abusive" and I love my kids soooo much. This was before I was diagnosed. Since I've been diagnosed (4 months ago) and started to take lamictal, it hasn't happened, thankfully. I'm not perfect yet but none of those out of control screaming fits. Take care and I wish you the best!!!!

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