file Am I normal or just in need of medication?

8 years 6 months ago #199827 by Reluc.t.ant M.o.m
I was chatting on a forum last night and I was asking why is it that some people go through so much sh&t and appear to be fine.

While others, who should, for all intense purposes have a happy life, are just not happy.

How does that sh&t happen.

I loved his response:

"Some of us are built like Big Ben, some of us are $2 mickey mouse watches that last a month before acting up."


And that is it then, some of use do not function well - and we beat ourselves up trying to answer the question "why" and then making ourselves feel worse because we do not cope with what everyone else appears to be able to sing and dance about.

Shit happens.

You play the cards you are dealt - and the only choice you have is to play them well or not ... or fold.

I use smoke and mirrors, when that is not working, I have a collection of masks, and I have a few other coping mechanisms in my toolkit.

Granted - many come at a price and cannot be used for long until something else breaks.

Save your energy to find who you are, and less screaming into the thunder of "why" you are what or who you are.

What keeps me (partially) sane ...
reluctantmom.wordpress.com/

What makes me smile ...
celestebarlow.wordpress.com/

What no one says out loud ...
dirtylittlesecretsmotherskeep.wordpress.com/

Location: CY country
Off spring: 3 (ages range from 2 - 9 years old)

Struggling to juggle life, kids, work, my bottle of wine, without having a total humour failure.

I have a letter from my pdoc to say I am insane, so tread lightly with me, some days I can be a total bitch. I'm lying. Most days I am a total bitch.

I abhor smiley face icons. Just saying.

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8 years 6 months ago #199836 by Jems
I like the Big Ben vs $2 mickey mouse watch analogy RM.

Good luck with your stuffs Charlotte.

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8 years 6 months ago #199838 by julz
Charlotte I actually think you need to address your back pain most importantly. If there is anything that can make one depressed it is pain, especially chronic pain.

When the shit hits the fan and it always does you need your strenght to cope.

x

Mom of Dylan and Partner to Joerg. We live in the Beautiful Pringle Bay which is along the Whale coast, Cape.


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8 years 6 months ago #199840 by Reluc.t.ant M.o.m
Ditto on Julz!

Make physical pain go away -- else very little seems achievable.

What keeps me (partially) sane ...
reluctantmom.wordpress.com/

What makes me smile ...
celestebarlow.wordpress.com/

What no one says out loud ...
dirtylittlesecretsmotherskeep.wordpress.com/

Location: CY country
Off spring: 3 (ages range from 2 - 9 years old)

Struggling to juggle life, kids, work, my bottle of wine, without having a total humour failure.

I have a letter from my pdoc to say I am insane, so tread lightly with me, some days I can be a total bitch. I'm lying. Most days I am a total bitch.

I abhor smiley face icons. Just saying.

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8 years 6 months ago #200226 by Antjie
Hi Charlotte

You describe a very scary and lonely place to be in. There are definitely free counselling centres in the Western Cape and I suggest you make an appointment and get to one as soon as possible. Free counselling centres do the job just as well as psychotherapy, especially if you are in a place as dark as the one you are describing.

I suggest you contact Lifeline as soon as possible and make an appointment for one-on-one counselling. You can reach them on:
Office: (+27 21) 461-1113
Fax: (+27 21) 461-6400
Crisis: (+27 21) 461-1111
Email: info@lifelinewc.org.za
Website: www.lifelinewc.org.za

You can also go to any government hospital for a psychiatric check-up, but it is important that you use any medication in conjunction with counselling/therapy.

Good luck!
Antjie

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8 years 6 months ago #200232 by Stilettomum
RM - You response makes so much sense!!! Love the Big Ben & Mickey mouse it is so true.

We are all not the same.

I've completely lost who I am - something not involving my children! I cant seem to figure out where to start on finding that again.

Thank Jems

Julz - I have been drinking a light dose of my pain pills yesterday and today and even last night I slept better. Its not solving my craziness problem, but it is helping me sleep. I'm just still scared of getting addicted to taking them every day.

Antjie - thank you for the information - I will definitely be contacting them.

Northern Suburbs, Cape Town

Im a halfday working mom of 2 wonderful little girls, most days I just smile and nod and pretend that I know what I'm doing as a parent, but we all know its not true...

Amandalynn Nora Coetzee - 28 June 2006
Lorelai Charlotte Nortje - 27 January 2010
Decided to start trying for another baby - 08 October 2016

The place where I just let it rip! Mostly about my children and then a bit about me... thestilettomum.wordpress.com/

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8 years 6 months ago #200241 by julz
Charlotte glad to hear you are sleeping better. Rather see a doc who can prescirbe meds that are not addictive.

Mom of Dylan and Partner to Joerg. We live in the Beautiful Pringle Bay which is along the Whale coast, Cape.


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