Friday, October 24, 2008

Xanax

I am having a brain fart or someone is deleting my posts. I keep thinking I have blogged about something only to double check and it is not there. I swear, I remember typing it and everything. I am probably dreaming about it at night and getting things confused. I sound real stable, huh?

I have made an appointment for Emma to see the psychiatrist. I think it is time to consider meds for her anxiety. The child is an emotional mess. She is a perfectionist and then stresses until she is bawling about what might happen. I constantly remind her just to do her best but she worries she will fail somehow. She stresses so much that she doesn't poop, she worries that her teacher is mad at her when she reprimands the class, and she gets upset every morning complaining her stomach hurts when it is really just stress about going to the school she loves so much. It is definitely interfering with her life at this point. She is a little ball of nerves and can't seem to utilize our suggestions for coping. Her Mother and I have giggle for years that she needs Xanax to cope with every day life. Now we are thinking it really might help. Next Monday is the day, can't wait to hear what he suggests.

6 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I hope you get the answers you are looking for with her!

Yondalla said...

I'm not disagreeing with the seeking of help, but I thought I would share something.

When Andrew would get into an anxious mess we would sometimes tell him to do his worst, or practice doing it badly, or maybe just-okay. In his case, "just do your best" translated into "pefect." Practicing doing things "just okay" seemed to help.

Lisa said...

Wonder who's deleting your posts????? I only read blogs from you, Torina & Gerri this week (due to an u n b e l i e v a b l y slow computer) and yep, you covered this already. Got a sneaky blogger in your house?????

Kim said...

As someone who suffers from OCD and lived with Anxiety/Perfectionism for 30 years before collapsing into exhaustion, I whole-heartedly suggest you get her on medication. I was placed on Luvox. It was originally prescribed as a sleep-aid but was found to be beneficial for those with OCD. I don't have to wash my hands compulsively, or count stairs, etc. but I like things arranged a certain way (kids typically like ABC order or color coding) and don't like them moved. I am insanely organized and although I don't expect others to be, it makes me nervous to be around disorganized people or in a disorganized environment (aka your house when one of the other kids are out of control HeeHee). The medication mellowed me out. I didn't feel like there was something I should always be doing and I could truly rest. Plus, when I went to bed my mind would actually shut off. Besides medication, having a calendar, to-do lists, etc help the person feel more "together" so they don't feel like they are forgetting something. Reading on OCD will also help. Good Luck! You have so much already on your plate.
Kim

Shea said...

Poor kiddo. Maybe they will come up with something to help her.

Tudu said...

Yondalla and Kim, I will be trying the things you suggested immediately!