Gonna try and make this short but there is alot goin on and maybe I jus need to vent. I am a mom of a 23 yr old daughter who has suffered anxiety and depression since I am pretty sure age 13 but somewhat diagnosed by family doc since age 16. She was 1st put on zoloft and seeing a therapist once a week.As she got older I think she got better at hiding it and not dealing with it, since then she has been on literally 50 different meds. Understand I had no knowledge of mental illness of any kind I was very naive but educated and read everything I could so I could better help her and understand the illness. Also understand that in this whole time of trying to get educated and putting faith in doctors she has gone through 3 colonoscopys and 1 endoscopy cause we were under the impression that she had crohns then arthritis she also suffers from cluster headaches. So what do you suppose is going on now yup addicted to pain killers for probably about
2 years now. So how do you suppose this happened. It all started out so innocently when your believing everything that doctors are telling you and I think she wound up self medicating and even before she new it she was addicted. So of course the hampster wheel was born. Here is a descript
ion of her wheel 1 anxiety 2 addicted 3 lies 4 guilt 5 doctors. So now the number one issue here is addiction that is causing her anxiety to go through the roof and what does the "therapist" do, yup yet again lets try another drug,valium this time, now theres a novel idea so I go right back to square one. The root cause and proper direction has never been addressed. There is so much more to this as with all cases but I will leave it at this for now as you can see it gets very overwhelmingg. So question for all, has anyone gone through this or is like what I described. P.S If you ever met her you would fall in love with her. She is a beautiful human being.