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The kids are going with marty today for his birthday. I am

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The kids are going with marty today for his birthday. I am so anxious about everything
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Anxious how?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I feel edgy. Like something bad is going to happen
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Does that particular feeling hit you a lot?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its been really bad the last couple days
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I take it the lorazepam hasn't helped?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not really. It just makes me really tired
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
So how exactly can I help you with this? And please don't just say IDK
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You have to have some ideas of what i can do. Im going to go insane
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You know basically what I'd say--the last thing to do is sit by yourself and let your mind spin around.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When am i going to get better
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Too broad a question--not sure what you mean
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When is this anxiety going to end
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Can't tell you for sure but we keep getting back to getting the right kind of therapy
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I havent even been to therapy in 2 weeks and i cant go this week either
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
So what can I say?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont really know. Make me feel better please
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Sorry--had to be off. How have I made you fell better in the past?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont really know. But im begging you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Kind of a big order here. What are you doing right now?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just got done doing my nails
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
So you're out and about? Did you think you were going to lose it the entire time you were having your nails done?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ya i did. I had to leave before they did my finger nails. I cant do this
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What about--old line here--a friend to spend some time with?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont have any
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Yes you do--don't give me that--you've mentioned them before
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have work friends. I honestly dont have friends i hang with
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Why not?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just dont. I cant do the small chitchat. It makes me feel uncomfortable
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, I'm not a miracle worker. You need just to keep yourself busy and occupied
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My anxiety has never been this bad. Idk why its this high
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not exactly sure what you mean by your anxiety
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its just mu general anxiety. I just feel on edge. And have thoughts racing to my head. I cant relax. I feel like im worrying about everything
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
There's really nothing I can tell you here that I haven't already. Since you don't have any CBT or a therapist to fall back on, all I can say is keep busy--exercise, routine things like house cleaning, whatever
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im sorry for bothering you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No bother but I just don't have any magic solution here
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Lifes not fun anymore. I just need to shut off my mind. I need to sleep
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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
When was life last fun?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was fun a couple years ago.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
How so?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would hang out with friends. And i had more money amd was able to do things
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What kinds of things and are you saying that all those friends have moved away?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ya they moved. The ones that didnt are immature
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
And what things were you able to do that you can't do now?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Go to the movie get my hair done go to a movie. Go on vacations
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You can't afford a movie now and then?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not really. Now if i want to go to the movie the kids want to come with and that costs a lot more because they have to get snacks. And im not mean so i cant te
Them no. I think the last movie i was was Les Mis
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Great movie but since the kids aren't there why not go by yourself?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Theres no movie i want to see
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Man of Steel and World War Z aren't too bad. Pacific Rim looks interesting
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just dontcare
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, I'm all out of suggestions
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thats fine. Thanks anyways. I should just take my other lorazepam early
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
If it will help you sleep, fine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It didnt help last night. Eventually i will collapse from exhaustion
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Then no need to use it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can i take 2
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No and it makes absolutely no sense to do so
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Its not like i asked you if i could take 10
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not that--I'd tell anybody the same thing
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can i take a restoril
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not on top of the lorazepam, no--too much medication
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you think itll be ok to postpone the scan until next month
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
If you really have to, yes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If i really have to?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
As in you can't get away from work and not just because you want to put it off
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its just that i had sex a couple times this month and what if im pregnant
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, then check when it's appropriate to see if you are.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thats not until the 25th. They want to do yhe scan on tuesday
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Then talk to them about that and we're starting to chat again--and you should have discussed this with them to start with
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dont be mad at me about it. If i am pregnant is it not ok to get the scan?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I'm not mad but we are chatting. They probably would want to wait until they're certain you aren't pregnant
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But i already had a ct scan? And im taking lorazepam
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What do you want me to say? Probably no problem if you are but they should have asked you about a possible pregnancy before the scan and your doctor should have done so before the prescription
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can i get the scan if im pregnant
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That would be up to the radiologist. Let's drop this now--nothing more to say about it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Last thing about it. What would the side effects to a fetus be
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Likely none at all but the potential for a miscarriage.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
At this pount im not concerned about it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Then why even ask?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Because i dont want to be pregnant and have this scan. And have a disfugured chilf because i decided to procede with the scan
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK--enough with the chatting on this--just tell them about your concerns. And don't comment on this but the last thing you need right now is to do anything that could result in a pregnancy
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im sorry
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No need to apologize
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Promise you dont think im a slut
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Why in the world would I think that?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Idk cuz i could be pregnant
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Why would that make you a slut?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Idk because im single and not married
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That's not a slut in my dictionary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does it make me a bad person
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im sorry that i have so many issues
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That's OK but sometimes there's only so much I can do to help you with them
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you think i create more problems for myself
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You must have had something in mind to ask that. What do you think?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think i might
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
How so?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just do. Do you agree
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
If you're not going to make it a useful discussion, I'm not going to comment
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think i createcmore stress in my life by being around stressful people
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, certainly your family and Marty would strike me as nothing but problems and negative energy.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
And i sit and dwell on things
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
True and you really don't work to hard with your therapist on that--I know, that's not all your fault.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My therapist is kinda a dork
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I agree
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Anything you want to know
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not really when you ask it that way. I will say that the term slut and bad person are ones you use a fair amount when referring to yourself and of course that harks back to the self esteem issue
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know i shouldnt refer to myself as such. It just what i dont
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You didn't finish the statement
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was supose to say its just what i do
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Marty just dropped the teens off and hes drunker tgan hell. And he was so mean. Im crying. Why do i let him get to me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
We've gone over that time and time again. You mean he was driving?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ya he dropped the kids off
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That really needs to be the last straw with him--he needs to be kept away from you and should never be allowed to have anyone in the car with him when he's driving drunk
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know this
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Then why do I bother telling you so?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont know
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Neither do I
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It just makes me so sad
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Sorry, but I'm tired of hearing that. If you want to surround yourself with negative people who aren't going to change, that's up to you and there's nothing I can do about it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He hasnt been staying here. He was only here to drop the girls off
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No further comment--you know exactly what I'm talking about
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Whatever. Screw you. You dont know what this life is like. You can just go live your f**king perfect life
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the slap in the face, sir. Sorry, sir, I was just trying my best to help. Thank you sir, may I have another?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I give up the girls are better off without me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No, I don't think so but you're starting to slip into the feeling sorry for yourself scenario
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont care anymore. I am done
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK--time to close the page then
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My life is so screwed up
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What do you want me to say here--I've been with you most of the day? Some of your life is screwed up and some of that is your doing but it's time to stop feeling sorry for yourself and to stand up and do something about it. No matter what the past, it only controls the present and the future when you let it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im sorry. I just want to be done
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
But you get that way time and time again and you just won't do anything to change things.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This time is really bad
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
We can't go there so let's close the page for now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It fine i took some lorazepam and a restoril
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Enough for this page please.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Last thing will it help me sleep
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
It would put most people to sleep so hopefully yes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am rwlly tired
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, lie down, put on some nice music and try to get some rest
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
M i giing to die
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No not from just the Restoril and the loraxepam
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Still not a problem--just go to bed
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Angru atme
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not at all but really we don't have anything more to talk about on this page
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
IM sorry. Im goibg tobfd nihut
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Take care until tomorrow
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oathetic)
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Just get off the computer and go to bed
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Morning. Sorry about last lastnight
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That's OK
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No its not
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, I'm not angry with you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Diappointed. Are you going to stop helping me if i keep doing that
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No but again I'll only be honest with you and call things as I see them and I won't let you get off the hook sometimes. Did you sleep at all?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I slept for a couple hours
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What's your schedule for today?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have to run the kids to town and i have to do laundry. Other than that nothing
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Still thinking a large asteroid is about to hit Minnesota right on top of your house (trying to make you smile here)?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I smiled a little
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Good. I really think you shouldn't think the girls are better off without you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Because you obviously love and care for them and you do take good care of them. My only concern is Marty's being involved with them, even if they like him
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I love them very much but i dont think its good for them to see me cry all the time. I didnt think marty would drink and drive with rhem
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, they probably worry about you even if, like typical teenagers, they don't show it and rebel a lot. Seriously, Marty's an alcoholic no matter what he or anyone else says and he doesn't need any enablers around trying to justify his drinking
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They shouldnt have to worry about me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, I'm not so sure about that kind of statement. Are you saying that if someone cares about someone else and they worry about that person that the best thing for everyone involved is for both people to stay away from each other?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No. I just feel that my unstable emotions hurt the girls
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hurt how?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think it hurts them
Emotionally. They need to be in a stable household
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I think your household is stable when it comes to meeting their needs. And you're a responsible "mom." I just don't think they have it as bad as you think
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I want them to have a better life than i did growing up.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Oh, I definitely think they do. Anyway, enough of this for now--just letting you know I think you're a good "mom" for them
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think i shouldnt have lorazepam or restoril in the house especially when im sad
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I fully agree
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do i take it if i shouldnt have it in the house
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, the only sensible thing would be to have someone else keep it and only give it to you as it's prescribed, but I'm sure you don't like that option
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That would make me feel like an addict. And i dont really know who i could trust to do that. The cure would be just to not take the lorazepam anymore
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
And, again, I would never have prescribed that for you in the first place for two reasons--I don't think it's appropriate for your problem and knowing things about you that I assume the prescribing physician doesn't know, again it's entirely inappropriate
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She knows that in the past i attempted to do it. And she knows that its something that i think about every once in a while.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well I just would never have prescribed it for you and let's leave it at that
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there an antidepressant that helps with anxiety
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Celexa and Lexapro might help but again, in your case, that's still just putting a bandaid on a wound to hide it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know. But if it helps while i do the work that would be ok
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Yes so long as you did do the work
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was on lexapro before and it helped but i didnt have any appetite on it and i lost a bunch of weight
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, again, not having an appetite is no excuse for not eating
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have you heard of the Emily Program for eating disorders? The psychiatrist mentioned it once
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Just Googled it--looks good on paper
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you think its something i need
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Yes--now please, the page is long and old and slowing down my computer so let's close for now
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In or outpatient
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Inpatient is always best but I'd settle for outpatient

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