My son has GAD...therefore so do I!

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/10/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
This seems like a good forum...I am looking for a little comfort here today.  I suffered from anxiety/depression from early childhood (I am now 53 and much better :D) My husband also had anxiety issues in the being good parents, we gave GAD to our son, who is now 35 and stuggling with it.  He has been on meds for several years, paxil, and has worked hard to reduce his dosage. 
He seems to be dealing with health anxiety right now, maybe it is a new type for him, he nomally has issues with responsibility (and my son is VERY responsible..too much so) His wife had to have a diagnostic mamogram, and he had had swollen underarm glands and is developing a cough (just in the last several days)...he also works in in a cancer hospital in what he is thinking is lymphoma...
I am not worried for him, pretty sure he is getting brochitis.  Maybe I am worried that I will go back to my OCD for health issues, I had it for many years and have been largely free of it for the past several years...
I guess I am just looking for some comfort...thanks, Frosty

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   Posted 12/10/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   


Big Hugs to you and it sounds like your son has his GAD under control and is very responsible about making his appointments and following through.  Most people working in the medical field think the worse first as we are trained to look for the most serious and if it is not there then work back down to see what the problem is.

As a Mom, I would be worried too but try not to show him your anxiety is rising and stay in the moment.

Keep talking to us and know we care.  You are obviously a loving and caring Mother.

Bless you



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