Hi Dee, Your Mom is very lucky to have a daughter who cares about her so much. It is very difficult to watch our loved ones suffer and of course you should be concerned because depression left untreated gets worse not better with time. I would suggest that you offer to help her find a psychologist. If you can, offer to go with her. It is probably difficult for someone her age to go to therapy if she has not gone before. Does she belong to a church? The larger community churches often have grief/recovery groups. If she doesn't go to the psychologist soon, perhaps you and your husband could sit down with her and gently tell her how much she means to you and that you are concerned and need her to take care of herself and then offer to help her find the resources she needs. I understand how you are feeling too. I suffer with chronic daily headaches/migraines and neck pain. However, the worry that you are feeling for your Mom could be making your condition worse. I'm glad that you posted. Let us know how things go.
DX: chronic migraine, cervical degeneration, depression/anxiety
RX: Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Soma, Immitrex
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