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How Can I Cope With A Husband That Is Emotionally Unstable
Family therapy: Can talk about what uike about each other and what u don't like and how to change it. Or convince him to see his pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
? Emot. Unstable: It depends on what he has. Usually u can see a family counselor for advice or have him see his pcp for evaluation. Than he either pride him medication or refer him to mental health professional. ...Read more
Not necessarily: A person may appear emotionally unstable if they are having a healthy, appropriate response to an abnormal situation, or if they were raised in a different culture or a dysfunctional home and did not learn the same social skills as you expect. For example, normal grief may appear "unstable" from the outside. Not everyone whose behavior surprises you has a disease, so best not to judge. ...Read more
Are my meds the cause for my "heightened emotions"? I feel emotionally unstable, what should I do?
What medications?: I'm sorry, but you haven't shared the medications you're taking. Please see a psychiatrist about these concerns, since a whole history can be taken and a personalized answer supplied. There are many excellend psychiatrists in your city (musc also has an academic psychiatry department.) best wishes. ...Read more
Not quite sure??: "emotionally unstable life" is a very wide area, and it's hard to know just what you mean by this. I also don't know what kind of issues the person for whom you're caring, has -- and what you're dealing with. To get a better response for your own particular situation, please ask your physician -- s/he will know of resources that might be useful for you. ...Read more
Ok I have a question. When someone says they are emotionally unstable and cuts off their friends do they have BPD?
Can you tell me if on lexapro) I just feel emotionally unstable. How long do these withdrawal symptoms last, and will I ever feel happy again?
Don't understand?: You say you are ON lexapro (escitalopram) and then ask when the withdrawal symptoms will be gone, so am not sure if you are on or off. If you are tapering and experiencing symptoms, then the taper may be too fast for you. SSRI discontinuation symptoms can go on for weeks, sometimes a month or more. However, if you taper by 5 mg a week (so 20 mg, 15 mg, 10, 5 mg and off) it's usually ok. ...Read more
A psychiatrist tells me psychosis is just around the corner for me as I am having mood swings and am emotionally unstable. What does he mean?
Warning Signs: Psychosis can occur in many different psychiatric illnesses such as bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia. Often there are warning signs that psychosis is about to break through. Changes in mood, erratic behaviors, difficulty relating to others can be warning signs. At this point it is very important for one to work closely with her/his psychiatrist to avoid any psychosis. ...Read more
I binge but I do not purge. I am emotionally unstable & I believe I have an obsessive compulsive behavior, I pull out & eat my hair. How do I stop?
See a psychiatrist.: You are describing an Obsessive Compulsive behavior which includes, compulsive eating, trichotillomania, pulling your hair, anxiety when you try to stop these behavior. This condition can be treated with a combination of medications and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Your PCP can refer you to one. ...Read more
8 year old son seems to react emotionally unstable after starting omega supplements (efelax). Being treated for ADHD as well (concerta) wondering why?
Stop: Not clear, but stop the omegas and see if it clears up. Even 'natural' products may have side effects. ...Read more
Delayed period. Dizziness. Emotionally unstable. Cant work properly. How to know when my period will actually start? How to manage routine chores till
Gyn Endocrinologist: Consulting a specialist who might be able to modulate your discomfort by subtle adjustments to the hormonal 'soup' your body has due to your dysmennorrhea is probably the best way to go. ...Read more
Mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted 1st time 4wks ago, been having extreme mood swings for last 2wks, very emotionally unstable, could this be related? History of pmdd
Could be related: The active ingredient is Progesterone and can cause mood symptoms for some women. There is evidence women with a history of pmdd are particularly sensitive to hormone fluctuations that occur during their monthly cycle. If you can tolerate the adjustment, it is possible the Mirena (levonorgestrel) will actually help alleviate your pmdd symptoms because it will prevent those hormonal fluctuations. ...Read more
Accept it: Make sure pt. Has a diagnosis (like dementia). Once diagnosis is sure you have to avoid taking it personally when the patient does not recognize you or ask you the same thing often. Follow the flow, do not get angry with him. Try to ventilate your frustrations with a positive and productive way. Involve the whole family. Reserve some time for you personally to do thongs you use to love. ...Read more
Love & Support: Your husband need support and encouragement to let him know that dealing with a mood disorder is tough, but that you are there to love and encourage him. It may be helpful to find some books to read to better understand his disorder. It would also be helpful if you are willing to attend therapy with him to talk through relational issues that may be causing additional stress. ...Read more
Keep contact: Keep a lot of physical contact (daily and for several hours if possible)with him. Pay attention to how he feels & how he is treated at that place. Make sure you explored other possibilities first. ...Read more
Love him: Do not disagree with him, talk to him about past memories, try to do some activities with him. ...Read more
Education: Education is important to help cope with your husband's illness. Nami is an excellent support organization for mental illness. For maryland the link is http://www. Namimd. Org/. There are a lot of free support groups and educational resources through nami. The link http://www.Schizophrenia.Com/ has online support forums which may also be helpful. ...Read more
Couple's time: Hormone changes during pregnancy, just after having a baby and during breast-feeding can put a damper on sex drive. Fatigue, changes in body image and the pressures of caring for a new baby can all contribute to changes in sexual desire. Hiring an sitter to care for your children while you and your partner work on your relationship via adult activities may help rekindle the desire. ...Read more
NAMI & DBSA: A good place to start: national alliance on mental health. The website for the michigan chapter is http://www. Namimi. Org you'll find a contact number for the downtown detroit chapter administrator, as well as the contact info for administrators of other chapters. Another organization to check out is the depression & bipolar support alliance http://www. Dbsalliance. Org. ...Read more
It all depends: Yes. If his sexual libido is bothering you and he won't discuss it, then getting into a therapeutic situation can be helpful. If he is willing to talk to someone I would hope he would seek a full medical evaluation for his troubles. Men have a difficult time admitting they struggle with libido, even when this is common and easily addressed. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my husband has polymyocitis, and has for over 3 yrs. Can anyone help with how I can cope better?
Separation anxiety: This fear is pretty normal, particularly after an event like this. You've already taken the first step and acknowledged that the fear is there and your trying to cope with it. Talking it out is usually the first helpful step. You can discuss it with a friend, church minister, or your doctor, who can all provide good listening. If it becomes severe and interferes with sleep, medication may help. ...Read more
Spouses and family members can do a lot to help by providing emotional support to the mother with ppd. However in order to do that, they need to be educated about the illness. I would suggest you get books or articles that he can read or better yet, take him to your therapist with you.
Sometimes husbands are having their own difficulties coping, and may need to get treatment too. ...Read more
I feel depressed whenever I remember how my husband left me and my kids for another woman right after I gave birth to our 2nd baby. How can I cope?
It is always hard: To recover from an unwanted divorce. Have you spoken with a therapist about what happened? Given that you had just given birth you may not have had a chance to work through your feelings about what happened. It is important for you and your children to process the divorce better. Good luck and let us know if you have other questions. ...Read more
See your doctor.: Low sex drive is a common side effect of antidepressants, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris). Your provider may be able to switch you to a different medication with fewer sexual side effects, or recommend ways to approach this in your relationship with your husband. You may want to discuss this issue with your doctor to see what options are available. ...Read more
I am finding it hard to cope. My husband has lung cancer and a anrusyum in it's heart. What can I do or take to make me feel better.
Stay strong!: It is a tough period to go through, but remember that you are never alone in this. Friends and family provide good sources of support. If that's not available, there are many agencies that provide support. Speak with your doctor and he or she will gladly give you some resources. If you have any thoughts of harming yourself or others, call your doctor or a crisis hotline right away. Hang in there! ...Read more
Terminal illness and husband self destructing, emotionally hurting 3 teenage daughters. Advice please, I'm desperate?
In tough spot!: Consider seeing an acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitioner for the one with the terminal illness. It is amazing what can happen. The girls and father need counseling! he may be hurting so badly that he is taking it out on those he loves and does not see the damage he is causing. Our prayers are with you. Talk to your church pastor if you go and have one... ...Read more