I agree with you as I remember going to visit my maternal grandmother who I never saw very often and I would be told " she can't have company today, it is her nerves". I was about 8-10 years old during those days and as a Kid I wondered what that meant but I know today what it meant. My oldest sister was refer to as the drama queen. How sad the labels we get as people don't know what is going on with us.
Great topic and I so agree.
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I have never posted in this forum, I have fibromyalgia and at first was thought to have lupus.
I decided to check this out. I have been on numerous anti-depressants over the years, Paxil, Wellbrutrin, Lexapro and now I am on Effexor.
I just went to see my psychiatrist and she thinks I have been depressed and have had anxiety attacks for a long time, but since my older sister was schizophrenic, it was never addressed and compared to her being in and out of institutions, my issues seemed minor. Let me say this, I loved my sister and she was my everything and only sibling, she was 8 years older than me, read to me, sang to me and when she wasn’t ill, was the most loving and kind person you could ever meet. She passed away 6 years ago and I still miss her constantly.
I know my sister’s behavior effected me, as I believe I have "learned fears" from her. She was terrified of lizards and from her I learned to be terrified too, which sadly I have handed down this fear to my daughter and grand daughter.
I was terrified of dead people, you name it. Some of these phobias I still have, and I am constantly worried about things that may never happen.
I am happily married, have one daughter, two teenaged grandchildren and I work full time in a law office.
It’s nice to share and not be judged.
What a loving father you are. Your daughter will be helped much by just this :) I noticed you had said in another thread that you have her on Prozac? These meds are supposed to take a while to work, did the Dr. give her anything in the meantime to help immediatly? Like a benzo? (IE- Xanax, Klonopin, Valium etc?) these also help with any side effects she may be having.
Hoping you and her are well!