My mom...

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  1. Dancind

    Dancind Tinkerbell's Mom

    Jul 25, 2001
    Listen to Buckalew, she's got great advice!

    My daughter has felt exactly the same way about me, I'm pretty sure. She has suffered from anxiety, depression, been diagnosed with the wrong things, given the wrong meds. Psychotropic meds of any kind, or meds that contain hormones make things much, much worse for her.

    Can't tell you the number of hours I have lied awake worrying about her. And I have said a few inappropriate things which she always remembers with a bit of a twist or embellishment. Like your mom, I was trying to get her to fight for her own happiness, even though I knew it had to come from her. I did pay a therapist, that was kind of a disaster.

    Did a lot of research and came to realize that her hormones were probably out of whack and diet might help. I could not make her change her diet, of course, so I changed mine. And was kind of obnoxious about it.

    In January she decided to try it too, and it's been sort of a miracle for her. When she stays off gluten, sugar, and watches her carbs, her PMS and mood swings are under control. She did lose weight, but the mental stuff is even more impressive. She's socializing. She made a friend at work and moved into an apartment with her, got a nice boyfriend, is doing well at work. Still doesn't exercise, but if she sticks with her diet most of the time she continues to do well.

    I keep my fingers crossed all the time, but she is doing it for herself. I hope you can find a way to help yourself too. Finding a job is a good first step. Gives you some independence and a way to meet new people. Good luck.
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  3. The Mystery Machine

    The Mystery Machine Sunrise at my house. :+)

    Jan 4, 2001
    Drugs can help you. Now they are not going to cure you however they can make life managable so you can work and have your own money.

    Are you on disability? If you cannot work due to your condition you can get on disability. However that takes work and filling out papers and a doctor to help you in that direction.

    My point is that YOU have to get yourself professional help. Medications have come a long way in the last few yrs. Jump back in the game and try to get help.

    If you feel like hanging yourself again, please go to the emergency room.

  4. happygirl

    happygirl DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2004
    :hug::hug::hug::hug::hug: Your mom is a real piece of work. Don't listen to her.
  5. Mkrop

    Mkrop <font color=coral>I just cant go on demand<br><fon

    Feb 26, 2007
    Good advice and you need to believe in yourself and seek out the proper help, the first med or the first dr you see do no always have the answers.

    Since you want to get out of the house even for a short period of time, how about joining a gym, or seeking out excercise classes through your rec dept. Or just get out and walk. It gets you out of the toxic environment for a bit, it can help clear your mind or help you sort things through while walking and it is excercise, it may not make you lose a ton of weight, the walking that is, but it may help you just FEEL better.

    Good luck OP, I wish the best for you
  6. Rylee

    Rylee DIS Veteran

    Nov 5, 2005
    OP -

    Please reach out to someone right now... a hot-line, a family member, a friend, your doctor, etc. There are people and programs that can help you.

    Call your Doctor, tell them how you are feeling and get into the office for a full physical and some blood work. You can call any hot-line but if you have a local hot-line, they can put you in touch with services that can help you. Or, try the Dept. of Social Services for programs that can help you begin to reach your potential.

    I'm hoping your mother's heart is in the right place but she's just going about it the wrong way.

  7. laurajetter

    laurajetter Mouseketeer<br><Font color="red">The Tag Fairy thi

    May 19, 2004
    I recently heard of it too, there was a special on TV about it. They focused on a woman who cannot recognize anyone, even family members, just a few seconds after seeing them. When she meets up with people she always needs to preface her greeting by saying she has a disorder where she can't recognize faces and to please tell her who they are. I just looked it up, it looks like it's called Prosopagnosia. OP, I'm not trying to diagnose your problem but just wanted to give you the info I've come across in case it would be of help to you to research it further. It seems many who have it don't realize it's even a real condition and aren't diagnosed until after having experienced it for years. Maybe you could eventually look into that?

    And please don't let your mom get you down. I agree with what the other posters have said about getting help and trying to get out of the house to be on your own. But until that happens, while you are still at home and having to deal with your mother, PLEASE build up a kind of armor that lets her words bounce off of you. DON'T take them to heart, no matter how harsh they are. Keep telling yourself that you are worth it (you are!) and that nothing your mom says is true. Just accept in your mind that your mom has issues and she hasn't a clue about how to treat you and that her words are meaningless.

    You have a very distinct purpose to be here... each of us does. You are unique, and you are loved by God. I know I'm just a stranger, but sometimes it's easiest to vent and talk with those you don't know. I'd love to talk with you if you ever feel the need. Please PM me, now or in the future any time.

    Please hang in there!
    Laura :flower3:
  8. I Love Pluto

    I Love Pluto DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>I guess that make

    Jun 20, 2006
    I agree with everyone else. You have the same right to breathe the air as all of us do. You have the right to a happy life, without being told what a loser you are constantly.

    We're all losers sometimes, and we're all winners sometimes. Join the group! Go out each day - look for that job - even if you are turned down, you will get practice in applying for jobs!

    I find that when a person is depressed at all - get a job helping others. How about a nurse's aide or cleaning person at a local hospital? They are always short of help. Maybe that's for you. Believe in yourself. You are an important part of society. Go out & explore new possibilities.

    YOU CAN DO IT!!!!! :goodvibes

    (You are NOT a loser! :thumbsup2)
  9. Jill in Chicago

    Jill in Chicago DIS Veteran

    Mar 11, 2007
    I too suffer from depression. I am bi-polar and have severe anxiety issues. I have found that meds go in 5/7 year cycles. They work and then I have to find something different. Are you seeing a psychologist? Call now and ask for a payment plan. This is the doctor to consult for your meds. I do believe you can find a med that works, but it takes work and right now you have such deep depression you barely have any energy.

    Got that. Been there.

    Focus on you. Right now all of your depression is focused on your mom. Yes she is a huge issue, but truly you are the issue. You. Take time to fix you. There is help and there is free help.This is not about jeans, or a job. Thin people get depressed. Folks with jobs get depressed. You are focusing on the outward issues.

    Contact the hotline. Not recognizing people. Feeling like you are drowning. Can't get up.... these are all serious issues.

    You go girl! Don't let anyone tell you that you cannot deal with this. You can. Make the call. March you butt into counseling. Move forward.
  10. Handbag Lady

    Handbag Lady Disneyland Bride 2000

    Jun 15, 2005
    My very first instinct is to tell you to get the heck away from your mother.

    Overweight people DO have friends and CAN get jobs and we meet strangers every day.

    I am overweight and just had a surprise birthday party thrown for me at work. By my friends, that were strangers when I first met them. Trust me when I say that they are not just pretending to be my friends or faking it. I got presents and everything.

    You have a right to your feelings, and being upset did have nothing to do with the show you were watching.

    You sound like a very articulate woman to me who is just on the verge of discovering who she can be and who knows what the future holds for you. You have landed two jobs on your own, that is an incredible accomplishment. Build on that and start to pay your own credit card bills and stash money away so you can move out and be on your own.

    Don't be afraid to ask for help from the right people. Therapy is a gorgeous thing.

    PS-Not everyone wears jeans.
  11. njmom47

    njmom47 <font color=blue>He's such a fiend!<br><font color

    Oct 14, 2007
    There is some good advice; please pick what you think will work and try it.
    If you are against meds, you don't have to be on them forever...sometimes just long enough to get you through. Everyone is worthy of love and life and happiness.
    Please keep us updated.
    ETA I am plus-sized, and my mom reminds me of that as frequently as she can. I have learned to let it roll off my back, but that sure didn't happen overnight! I also agree with OPs who've said maybe your mom thinks she is helping (totally backwards, yes) or that she is having an issue and is taking it out on you.
  12. Liberty Belle

    Liberty Belle <font color=green>I was going to reply, but I see

    Aug 23, 2006
    :thumbsup2 Spot on. All of it.

    OP, I got "in trouble" on here for suggesting someone get mental health help, before, but I'll risk it, because you're definitely worth a few points. :) If you are in therapy already, call and tell your therapist you need another appointment asap. If you feel you are dangerously close to killing yourself, you should definitely call the suicide prevention number. Or just call it and tell them what you've told us. They are trained to help.

    Anti depressants can and do work. It sounds like you might need extensive therapy (and a change of environment) to go along with them.
  13. RadioNate

    RadioNate DIS Veteran

    Apr 20, 2002
    OP did you read this thread? Or at least the 1st post.

    And on the jeans thing. I'm not over weight. But I don't wear jeans, not much at least because I find them uncomfortable. So yeah, just put that jeans thing out of your mind.

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