01-05-2019 08:40 AM
Hi I’m new.
My 23yr old son suffers from depression and anxiety. Though his moods go up and down, like the weather.( From sad, anxious , angry, happy all in an afternoon ) 😩 Which is starting to take its toll on me .
I love to garden and crotchet.
Looking forward to suggestions on how to handle these moods and being part of this group.
01-05-2019 09:18 AM
Good morning @Needpeace
Mood swings in our loved ones = 😬
Getting support for ourselves = 😀
Connecting with others who understand = 🙌
I will tag you in some threads that may be helpful to you, including a couple of social ones as it is important to maintain our own self care.
02-05-2019 10:12 PM
Welcome to the forum @Needpeace, it's great that you are feeling a bit better by joining the forum. It sounds like you're going through a tough time right now. Has your son just been diagnosed or has he had depression and anxiety for a while?
02-05-2019 07:05 AM
my son has had depression for years now . Being treated by psychologist and psychiatrist and on medications.
The depression bouts dont seem to last as long as they used to, but the last 6 months his mood changes so quickly. You never know what to expect, as people say walking on egg shells and I feel the moods transfer over to us 😬 . Little things really bother him and will set him backwards. I lately wonder if there some other mental health issue. As he has said he can go from 0 -100 in mood in seconds.
when he’s feeling really anxious , you try to keep him distracted because sometimes that then turns into anger. I’m an easy going person who doesn’t like drama, I find all this stressful. 🙁. Since he is not working at the moment, I often am rushing home or cancelling plans to make sure he is ok . Thanks for letting me vent 🌻
03-05-2019 08:11 PM
It may be worth checking with his doctor to see if you can another diagnosis @Needpeace, especially if you are seeing different symptoms. I can see how hard it must be to keep up with your own interests and needs. Self-care is important though - do you have anyone you can talk to?
03-06-2019 01:46 PM
Hi @Needpeace ,
I also have a 21 yr old who suffers from depression and anxiety as well as aspergers syndrome. I totally understand how draining it is for you and the walking on eggshells thing.
I share your love of gardening, and sometimes just pop out and pull a few weeds just to feel grounded. I have a veggie patch too which is satisfying. What kinds of things do you have in your garden?
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