Yesterday I had a bad anxiety attack at work. My daughter called, and was discussing things I find upsetting- not about me or her, but an upsetting topic. She was also very judgemental regarding this person -she tends to be that way. What she was saying reminded me of myself when I was at my lowes point using cocaine - long before I got help for my bipolar and anxiety disorder.
I ended up taking a sick day from work to rest, and sort my thoughts out. I think when she calls and talks about this person and how awful she is,I will tell her I really can't t listen to this, and the person question should be in rehab and work with a psychiatrist/psychologist.
I can't discuss this with my younger daughter as she is very far removed from that time in my life; the daughter i had during that turbulent time died of cancer almost 4years ago. I could discuss this with her - she had her own struggles as well and was my best friend .
I suppose I really needed to vent. I haven't touched cocaine since 1992,and I quit drinking in 1994. I am very greatful for the mental health coverage i have; if only this was available before 2008! Meds have truly been a godsend for my emotional control.
Thank you for listening