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Derp TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11449 posts
19th Mar '13

I think you need to things: education and temporary separation. You should have your counselor educate you about schizophrenia (my MIL has it and so does his sister and we both constantly deal with the effects of it; it's awful but you have to know not to take any of it personally). Also get online and read about it. Maybe post in a support forum for people who have schizophrenia or are family members of schizophrenics. They can definitely help you out a lot as far as being people you can relate to.



As for the separation thing, I would remain distanced from him until you start feeling better AND stronger.



Sorry you're feeling this way. It's good that you're at least talking to people about it, even if it's on Facebook or BG. You've gotta let it out somewhere and that's better than holding it all in.

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; Eugene, Oregon 3794 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Elliott's.Mommy~:</b>" Thank you everyone... I guess i'll just ... [snip!] ... bounce to the other extreme and be in your life again. Then maybe you can talk to him about how these things make you feel."


I cant take this bouncing back and fourth anymore. I never thought i'd feel suicidal over someone I don't really know too well. I got extremely attached this time. Too attached.
I'm going to see my OB and my counselor tomorrow. I just needed to vent somewhere to get me through the night and get some help before it gets out of control again.

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; Eugene, Oregon 3794 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Mama Charli:" aw man. I had a really good message typed out to you and something stupid happened to my computer and ... [snip!] ... you and not tear you down every day. its not worth it...Someone who wants to act like that, is DEF not someone who really cares"


Thank you so much. I really appreciate your help. That's really what I needed to hear/read.

Mama Charli Due August 8; 6 kids; Texas 6387 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting ~Elliott's.Mommy~:" I got this in my inbox today... " Didn't appreciate your post, I showed up for Elliott and I gave effort ... [snip!] ... Sorry. I just need to vent bad. I cant vent over facebook because I don't need more drama. And only 2 people on here know me."


Maybe he's upset at the 'guess who showed up? NO ONE' part... Yea you mentioned he was there with you but maybe you could have said no one but my father... IDK either way he is still a jerk for that... Maybe talk to him about getting on medication for his problems??? Either way, I would cut ties after being told GL in life... basically telling me I don't want anything to do with you anymore. Im sorry you're going through this. Just look at the cute little face on Elliott and remember, he's the best part of life itself.
As for the boyfriend, I'd tell him to shape up or ship out.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
19th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Elliott's.Mommy~:</b>" I cant take this bouncing back and fourth anymore. I never thought i'd feel suicidal over someone ... [snip!] ... tomorrow. I just needed to vent somewhere to get me through the night and get some help before it gets out of control again."</blockquote>



It's very hard to deal with someone with a mental illness when you are struggling with yor mental health as well. Like derp said, a separation may be best until you get your mental health under control and are stronger. It can take a lot out of you to deal with someone with mental illness. My SO has to be the strongest person ever for putting up with me and my depression and anxiety. I've put him through a lot. Sometimes I wonder how he can even look at me the same way. But it take AA special person to understand it and deal with it.

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
19th Mar '13

i read this as "do army counselors give BJs"



hehe.



hope you're feeling better, looks like a lot of people responded to you.

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; Eugene, Oregon 3794 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Derp:" I think you need to things: education and temporary separation. You should have your counselor educate ... [snip!] ... people about it, even if it's on Facebook or BG. You've gotta let it out somewhere and that's better than holding it all in. "

Thank you. I will go do that in a few minutes.

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; Eugene, Oregon 3794 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" i read this as "do army counselors give BJs" hehe. hope you're feeling better, looks like a lot of people responded to you."



alrighty then lol



thank you. I am feeling a lot better.

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; Eugene, Oregon 3794 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Elliott's.Mommy~:</b>" I cant take this bouncing back and ... [snip!] ... Sometimes I wonder how he can even look at me the same way. But it take AA special person to understand it and deal with it."


Thank you everyone. I really appreciate all of you and your responses. It means a lot

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting ~Elliott's.Mommy~:" alrighty then lol thank you. I am feeling a lot better."


just having a bad night, or more than that?

Lindsay*J 2 kids; Saskatchewan 6711 posts
20th Mar '13

Something that has not been mentioned here is you coming off Zoloft. Never take yourself off anti depressants without the supervision of a doctor. Most likely, the majority of your suicidal thoughts are coming from the adverse reactions to your body going through withdrawl.



You need to contact your doctor ASAP and work with him/her on a plan to properly wean you off.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lindsay*J:</b>" Something that has not been mentioned here is you coming off Zoloft. Never take yourself off anti depressants ... [snip!] ... body going through withdrawl. You need to contact your doctor ASAP and work with him/her on a plan to properly wean you off."</blockquote>



Eek I didn't know that :? Op if you're suicidal it is not the right time to stop your meds. And if u want off then I agree talk to your dr about weaning.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
20th Mar '13

Yes, OP- you can't just stop taking your meds cold turkey, love. That's probably why you're having suicidal thoughts. Please go see your doctor ASAP to come up with a better solution if those meds aren't working for you. Please seek help, mama!

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; Eugene, Oregon 3794 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" just having a bad night, or more than that?"


its been a rough past few days.

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; Eugene, Oregon 3794 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Mama Charli:" Maybe he's upset at the 'guess who showed up? NO ONE' part... Yea you mentioned he was there with you ... [snip!] ... face on Elliott and remember, he's the best part of life itself. As for the boyfriend, I'd tell him to shape up or ship out. "



thank you