Posted 11/3/2006 9:13 PM (GMT -6)
Hi, I'm new here and have a problem with my mom. She has been very depressed for some time now but it seem's to be getting worse day by day. Believe it or not it started almost 11 years ago when my dad died suddenly (he was 53). She was put on Zoloft for a little while but then came off of it. My brother moved out about a year ago so now she is by herself. She work's part time about 4 hours a day, she's 62. about 2 weeks ago she started on Wellbutrin and so far she say's it's not making her sick like all the others. She has tried a few, I guess she gets disgusted and gives up on them. She's in the "process" of finding a psycologist. She was in grief counseling in the very begining but I don't know if it helped. What scares me the most is she's down to 108lbs, and she's really not eating. I told her she's going to end up in the hospital if she keeps it up. I just don't know what to do or how to help anymore. She doesn't talk to me, but she'll talk to my husband more. He's more calm and patient. I guess that's my problem. I've been dealing with my own issues too. I've been suffering from migraines for the past 16 years and been on Topamax which seems to help and Imitrex when it doesn't. There's been alot of times through my life when you just feel like giving up, but I don't. I pull myself together and always try to think it could always be much worse. I know it's scarey for her trying to take that first step to see someone to talk to, but how do I help? What can I do before she does end up in a really bad place? I have no family except for her and my husband who is a wonderful man.
I've been reading alot on this forum for the past few days and it's seems that there are alot of great people here. To be honest, it took me a few to put up this post for some help, guess I was scared too.
Thanks for listening...