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   Posted 4/23/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel like I am losing it.  For two days I have broken down and cried.  I have even found myself screaming at my kids - they are just babies.  What is going on with me?  This morning some stuff fell out of a basket and I lost it.  Plus, my little girl was crying from teething pains and I couldn't get the top off the Tylenol to give her some.  I just dropped to the floor and burst into tears. 
My husband has been having panic attacks and anxiety.  He never has that type of thing.  He is an accountant so he was really busy for three months.  He started having the panic attacks before our son was born in Sept. but I think that was because we almost lost him twice during the pregnancy.  I have been worried about him.
It just seems that the littlest things set me off.  I get so overwhelmed feeling at times.  I feel like I am falling apart and I can't do that.  I am taking Valium that doesn't work so my pdoc prescribed Xanax which makes me irritable even more.
Pleas someone give me some thoughts.  My husband doesn't think that upping my meds will really help.  He thinks that I just need to get it together and start coping better.  Maybe he is right.  I just don't know what to do.
"I'm not crazy; I'm just a little unwell."  Matchbox Twenty

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   Posted 4/24/2009 12:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Missflip,  I do not know what meds you are on, but maybe they need adjusting, and that is not up to anyone but you and your doc.  I used to get so mad at my husband because he would say to me "just suck it up and move on".  Well those words hurt me deeply, and if I new then what I know now I would have changed my meds.  You sound like you are so sensitive and am taking on the added stress of your husbands anxiety.  Maybe it is his turn to get some meds to help him, because you both are worthy of having a calmer time right now.  P.S. I feel for you with a teething baby, and the tax day rush.  Hang in there and use all your resourse to get your family slowed down, but do not do it alone, get your husband to work on this too. Good luck :-)

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   Posted 4/24/2009 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
You don't have a problem coping, you have a mental disorder. It's a medical condition. (Slaps husband's hands.) Duh.

Believe us when we ALL say that if we could get it together WE WOULD!!!!!

Missflip, you did good by going to the doc. You need to get medical help for this medical problem. You are not superwoman. You can try, I know you're trying, to just fix yourself, but that just ends up stressing you out more. Stress = bad. And you're caring for 2 small children. That is so hard.

Really, take care of yourself. When you end up feeling better because you got your meds straightened out, your husband will be happy, regardless of how it happened. And if he needs a primer on the basics of bipolar, feel free to give him one. Has he seen a doc for his panic attacks yet?

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 4/26/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I know how you feel with bipolar and small children. It can be stressful enough with out bipolar disorder and have small children. I know you want to do the best for them. Just remember that these bad times won't last forever. Things will get better, just hang in there. Take care of yourself, take a hot bath, watch your favorite movie. Do something for you today.....Good luck
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