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Ugh. I am under so much stress right now. I have a lot of issues- depression, ADD which makes it next to impossible for me to focus during stress, and OCD plus severe anxiety. I only take Paxil right now, plus Ambien for sleep. In the last two years, I have developed verbal tics in response to stress. They have gotten worse and worse. I am not sure if the tics bother me so much or the feelings that precipitate them. My husband has started mocking them. At first he was just proving to me how bad they were because I honestly didn't even hear myself half the time at home. Now it is just getting to me. I don't feel good when I am making them. I feel terrible, but to be made fun of just makes them worse. I have started taking a Clonopin from an old script when they start at home to calm them down, but that just makes me sleepy. They just get really bad at night from holding them in all day. I teach preschool so the kids don't notice if I slip and do it, and my office mate is aware and totally non-judgemental when I slip during office time.
I know I am rambling but I don't know what to do. If you have verbal tics, what do you do to make them calm down? I can't decide whether to try to get back on the Clonopin since I don't think I'd rather be sleepy than ticcing. I work fulltime, plus do all the house stuff and child care for the 3 kids. Hubby helps but resents it if it is more than once a while.