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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: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Anxious how?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I feel edgy. Like something bad is going to happen
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Does that particular feeling hit you a lot?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Its been really bad the last couple days
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
I take it the lorazepam hasn't helped?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Not really. It just makes me really tired
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
So how exactly can I help you with this? And please don't just say IDK
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
You have to have some ideas of what i can do. Im going to go insane
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
When am i going to get better
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Too broad a question--not sure what you mean
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
When is this anxiety going to end
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Can't tell you for sure but we keep getting back to getting the right kind of therapy
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I havent even been to therapy in 2 weeks and i cant go this week either
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
So what can I say?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I dont really know. Make me feel better please
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Sorry--had to be off. How have I made you fell better in the past?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I dont really know. But im begging you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Kind of a big order here. What are you doing right now?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Just got done doing my nails
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
Ya i did. I had to leave before they did my finger nails. I cant do this
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
What about--old line here--a friend to spend some time with?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I dont have any
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Yes you do--don't give me that--you've mentioned them before
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have work friends. I honestly dont have friends i hang with
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Why not?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I just dont. I cant do the small chitchat. It makes me feel uncomfortable
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Well, I'm not a miracle worker. You need just to keep yourself busy and occupied
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
My anxiety has never been this bad. Idk why its this high
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Not exactly sure what you mean by your anxiety
Customer: replied 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago.
Im sorry for bothering you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
No bother but I just don't have any magic solution here
Customer: replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
When was life last fun?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It was fun a couple years ago.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
How so?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I would hang out with friends. And i had more money amd was able to do things
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
What kinds of things and are you saying that all those friends have moved away?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ya they moved. The ones that didnt are immature
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
And what things were you able to do that you can't do now?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Go to the movie get my hair done go to a movie. Go on vacations
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
You can't afford a movie now and then?
Customer: replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
Great movie but since the kids aren't there why not go by yourself?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Theres no movie i want to see
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Man of Steel and World War Z aren't too bad. Pacific Rim looks interesting
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I just dontcare
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Well, I'm all out of suggestions
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thats fine. Thanks anyways. I should just take my other lorazepam early
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
If it will help you sleep, fine
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It didnt help last night. Eventually i will collapse from exhaustion
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Then no need to use it
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Can i take 2
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
No and it makes absolutely no sense to do so
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok. Its not like i asked you if i could take 10
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Not that--I'd tell anybody the same thing
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Can i take a restoril
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Not on top of the lorazepam, no--too much medication
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Do you think itll be ok to postpone the scan until next month
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
If you really have to, yes
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
If i really have to?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
As in you can't get away from work and not just because you want to put it off
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Its just that i had sex a couple times this month and what if im pregnant
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Well, then check when it's appropriate to see if you are.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thats not until the 25th. They want to do yhe scan on tuesday
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
Dont be mad at me about it. If i am pregnant is it not ok to get the scan?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
But i already had a ct scan? And im taking lorazepam
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
Can i get the scan if im pregnant
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
That would be up to the radiologist. Let's drop this now--nothing more to say about it
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Last thing about it. What would the side effects to a fetus be
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Likely none at all but the potential for a miscarriage.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
At this pount im not concerned about it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Then why even ask?
Customer: replied 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago.
Im sorry
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
No need to apologize
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Promise you dont think im a slut
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Why in the world would I think that?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Idk cuz i could be pregnant
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Why would that make you a slut?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Idk because im single and not married
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
That's not a slut in my dictionary
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Does it make me a bad person
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
No
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Im sorry that i have so many issues
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
That's OK but sometimes there's only so much I can do to help you with them
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Do you think i create more problems for myself
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
You must have had something in mind to ask that. What do you think?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I think i might
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
How so?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I just do. Do you agree
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
If you're not going to make it a useful discussion, I'm not going to comment
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I think i createcmore stress in my life by being around stressful people
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Well, certainly your family and Marty would strike me as nothing but problems and negative energy.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
And i sit and dwell on things
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
My therapist is kinda a dork
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
I agree
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Anything you want to know
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
I know i shouldnt refer to myself as such. It just what i dont
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
You didn't finish the statement
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It was supose to say its just what i do
Customer: replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
We've gone over that time and time again. You mean he was driving?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ya he dropped the kids off
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
I know this
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Then why do I bother telling you so?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I dont know
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Neither do I
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It just makes me so sad
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
He hasnt been staying here. He was only here to drop the girls off
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
No further comment--you know exactly what I'm talking about
Customer: replied 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago.
I give up the girls are better off without me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
No, I don't think so but you're starting to slip into the feeling sorry for yourself scenario
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I dont care anymore. I am done
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
OK--time to close the page then
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
My life is so screwed up
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
Im sorry. I just want to be done
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
But you get that way time and time again and you just won't do anything to change things.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
This time is really bad
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
We can't go there so let's close the page for now
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It fine i took some lorazepam and a restoril
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Enough for this page please.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Last thing will it help me sleep
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
It would put most people to sleep so hopefully yes
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I am rwlly tired
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Well, lie down, put on some nice music and try to get some rest
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
M i giing to die
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
No not from just the Restoril and the loraxepam
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
2
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Still not a problem--just go to bed
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Angru atme
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Not at all but really we don't have anything more to talk about on this page
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
IM sorry. Im goibg tobfd nihut
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Take care until tomorrow
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Oathetic)
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Just get off the computer and go to bed
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Morning. Sorry about last lastnight
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
That's OK
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No its not
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Well, I'm not angry with you
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Diappointed. Are you going to stop helping me if i keep doing that
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
I slept for a couple hours
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
What's your schedule for today?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Have to run the kids to town and i have to do laundry. Other than that nothing
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
I smiled a little
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Good. I really think you shouldn't think the girls are better off without you
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Why?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago.
They shouldnt have to worry about me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
No. I just feel that my unstable emotions hurt the girls
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Hurt how?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I think it hurts them
Emotionally. They need to be in a stable household
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
I want them to have a better life than i did growing up.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
I think i shouldnt have lorazepam or restoril in the house especially when im sad
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
I fully agree
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
How do i take it if i shouldnt have it in the house
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago.
Well I just would never have prescribed it for you and let's leave it at that
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Is there an antidepressant that helps with anxiety
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
I know. But if it helps while i do the work that would be ok
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Yes so long as you did do the work
Customer: replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
Well, again, not having an appetite is no excuse for not eating
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Have you heard of the Emily Program for eating disorders? The psychiatrist mentioned it once
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Just Googled it--looks good on paper
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Do you think its something i need
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
In or outpatient
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Inpatient is always best but I'd settle for outpatient

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