Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Working does beat staring at the walls
Chez, snow and cold is so hard for me to imagine now that I've been in Southern California for 20 years. My 7 and 4 year old have never experienced snow and we're considering driving up to the mountains this year. However, I will have to find some "cold-appropriate" clothes. The heaviest coats we have are sweat-shirt material hoodies!View Thread
I don't think the term "asylum" is used anymore - there are mental health facilities and in-patient hospital programs that treat those with mental illness. It's important that you mother get a proper diagnosis and treatment ASAP. Below are some links that might help.
WebMD's Crisis Resources might be a good place to start to find some help for your mom: SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center Phone: 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727)
Originality is not required here! I'm a "sleep when depressed" kind of person too. During rough times, I can barely keep my eyes open.
I've found that a medication adjustment, doctor's appointment to discuss or session with a therapist can help enormously.
Anxiety or depression can cause fatigue but it can also result from overwork, poor sleep, worry, boredom, lack of exercise, illness or medicine. A check in with your primary care physician might be a good idea too!
(((hugs))) coming to you from sunny California - please keep checking back in!
Hey Kathy! Welcome and congrats on your marriage, your son's marriage and a grandchild. You have had a stressful two years with some good stuff sprinkled in too. Your post made me think of my honeymoon - wish I could go on one right now
Our experts can't give personal recommendations to an online poster. I strongly encourage you to make an appointment ASAP with your MD to discuss your tiredness/energy level and what you can do medically or otherwise moving forward. With so much happening, I'm guessing that you don't want to risk falling into a bad place!
I hope you continue to hang out here and please do call your doc.