It sounds to me like you have put everyone else's happiness above your own needs. I know as Mom's we do tend to do that, but I think you need to step back and take some time for yourself. What good can we be to our families if we are constantly doing for them, but never taking time for ourselves? I think it might even be healthy for you to see a therapist, so you can start taking care of YOU too. Its no wonder you are feeling anxious, you don't even have time to just be a woman because you are too busy being a Mom and wife and caregiver. We all need to have some individuality and all need to have some occasional time to ourselves. I hope you will take the time, to take care of you too because you are important too.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
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