I have been treated for anxiety now for about 6 years. I am currently taking Effexor XR 150mg daily. I would like to think its working but just as of recently I have had terrible problems with mood swings and the way I over react to things that are so minimal and really have to effect on life. My boyfriend with whom I have a 7 month old baby girl just recently told me that he does not see us working out long term if I continue to freak out all the time about nothing. One day I freaked out and went nuts because there was dirt all over in our entry way and no one had cleaned it up. Or when I feel like things around the house are really disorganized I have a tendency to get upset and remind everyone how orderly I want the house to stay and I know my expectations are set way to high because between the two of us, we have 5 kids ranging in age... 7 month old, 2 year old, 4 year old, 6 year old & a 10 year old. I get very frustrated with all of our kids very easily. I never take time to enjoy them, rather I am constantly complaining about how they make messes and don't pick up after themselves. My anxiety goes through the roof when we have all 5 because of the high standard I have for them. I expect them not to fight, not to make a mess, eat all their supper etc. I basically expect them to be perfect, and when they aren't, I get very mad and then I blow up about everything related to the issue and non related! Help me please! I don't want to keep having mood swings, over reacting and not enjoying our kids! I need some advice!!View Thread
Thanks for your two cent to be honest, any advice/opinions I can get at this point are greatly appreciated. I spoke to my Dr. over the weekend and she is suggesting I get set up for counseling to also help deal with my anxiety issues. This will be my next step and I pray that it helps!View Thread
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