That is a source of potential stress that you cannot eliminate. It is important to take time for yourself as someone who gives care for someone else. You want to be as strong as you can be to be able to help your child the best you can. Don't feel selfish for wanting time for yourself to do things you love to do, otherwise you'll eventually slow down and become worn down.
I'm a counslor, and burnout is common in counselors who are frequently caring for others and never take time off for themselves. Exercising and diet are important. Also, meds, even valium, can actually contribute to anxiety esp. after coming off of them. But you should def. talk to your doctor about this. I wouldn't just not take it if it was prescribed to you.
I do try and make time for myself, I find during the day when he is at school the best time and my husband is very supportive and does help a lot so Im thankful for that too. I also make sure I eat well (I wouldnt be on this forum if I didnt ) and of course exercise. The valium is something I take probably once a week max (1 tablet) when my back really hurts or Im really stressed, otherwise I avoid all meds as much as possible. I like to know I have it around just in case, another anxiety thing I guess. Thanks for your feedback , much appreciated
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try taking magnesium. Most people are deficient, and it is known to be an antistress mineral. Plus when you are stressed, drink coffee/ caffeine or alcohol your body loses magnesium. Studies have shown that nearly all people who get panic attacks are deficient in magnesium, same with those who are depressed. Plus over 300 enzymes require the presence of magnesium ions for their catalytic action
So get a magnesium supplement try not to get oxide though because that's not very easily absorbed. You can try buying magnesium chloride or epsom salts and just take a bath in them every night. This is one of the best ways to absorb magnesium because it's absorbed right through your skin.
What is a mind, if not something to be messed with? What is consciousness, if not a state to be altered? If it helps to substitute for the phrase "messed with" the word "clarified" or "purified" or "alchemised" or "beautified", then perhaps my meaning is taken. A mind is a terrible to waste.
''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98 DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
When I was in my teens I was extremely bipolar. I was miserable to live with. In my adult years I was in and out of balance and choose to never be on medication. I knew that I was going to finally find something that worked. As I follow my BTD/GTD I am totally peaceful and balanced. If I slip up I can get really depressed or manic, but I am never as bad as I was in my teens. I've been increasing my vitamin intake and trying to figure out where my deficiencies lie. I agree with ecstasy on the magnesium. Although I use magnesium oil as that is much more effective than epsom salts. What I think is so difficult for B's is the fact that a lot of their highly beneficial dairy is all pasteurized and it's not that easy to find a good source of unpasteurized. If you can I highly recommend it. Also it's difficult for B's too because there is soy is pretty much everything these days. Total bummer.