Trying to keep my head above water
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|Mon, 09-17-2012 - 12:16am|
I've suffered from depression for pretty much my whole life. I'm on meds that have worked pretty well for a long time. I don't do any therapy right now, but exercise regularly and do things I enjoy to help keep my head on straight. However, as I've entered peri-menopause, I've started having anxiety and horrible trouble sleeping. I have a toddler who doesn't (never has) sleep through the night. When I get up with him, I'm up for hours. Sometimes melatonin helps...but I haven't slept a full night in years. Our daughter is having the typical middle school girl social issues and that really upsets me. Our older son and daughter don't get along to put it mildly. we don't do much as a family because of their bickering. I'm an only child and my mom died years ago. My father is in my home state and not doing well, so I am entering sandwich generation. Anyway, I came here because I knew people would understand and maybe have some suggestions.