Deacon Blues.....therapy or counselling in learning how to deal with our anger can really be a lifesaver.
Dealing with chronic illness can easily encourage us to become the only "issues" in our family...it is not...but it makes it more difficult to see the whole picture and how it affects those we live with. It couldn't be a walk in the park for them either considering their concern and worry for our well-being. Seeing a loved one suffer has its own set of grief and adjustment.
I can relate to giving the lecture....it sucks, and an apology goes a long way. I think we must be aware of what at we say, how we blame and how hurtful we become during the said lecture. If we're encouraging communication....communicating respectfully on a continual basis helps instead of saving it for a disrespectful lecture (my example).
Do definitely discuss it with your doctor, but rather than leaving it up to medications to ease your anxiety, do ask for a referral to learn how to get things in perspective.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!