Hi! I will be 43 in October. I have suffered from anxiety in many ways my whole life because of bipolar and the last few years more so from PTSD. In recent years I have noticed my now 15 year old daughter having major issues with anxiety. Like test anxiety begins weeks before for state regulated tests to benchmark or pass the grade or days before when it is a teacher regulated part of the class grade test. Her anxiety signs are loss of appetite, vomiting, restlessness, difficulty sleeping, and a few others that are slipping my mind at the moment. I share joint custody of my daughter with my ex husband. Every other week she must go to his house. During his weeks she has this "copy cat" type issue. Leading up to having to go to her dads, the last two nights I have my daughter we fight. Monday to Saturday she pretty much ignores me and then Sunday remembers she has me. When she does call during her dads week, she says the same words, actions, tone, enunciations-everything-that my ex husband used to say to me. To me this is a type of anxiety and I do not know how to address hers or mine!
As for me, my main problem right now is to stabilize my bipolar disorder. I have been in a mania state since this July at the earliest. The pharmaceutical drugs are seemingly making me worse. I am alienating friends. I am twisting what is being said into something completely different. I have sleeping and non sleeping bouts. Increased anger and tension. I also have other physical ailments of high cholesterol and high blood pressure and asthma. Maybe these pharmaceutical drugs are combining to make me seem crazier than the average person.