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#1 of 4 Old 03-25-2007, 06:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Do you all worry like CRAZY? I really am starting to wonder how much of this ir normal and how much is me being mental. As soon as my kid gets sick, I instantly think the absolute worst. If they are with DH (who I trust, so I dont know what my problem is) I envision all these horrible scenarios that could happen. Am Ijust a control freak? Do I need medication? Is it going to be like this forever? I have actually worked myself up into tears over something that was *purely in my imagination* ...

Here is an example from a long time ago. When DS was first born, DH took him to the grocery store. no big deal, right? I just wanted 20 minutes to take a shower etc. So anyway, they leave. Suddenly I envision him leaving DS (who is sleeping in the bucket seat) in the car because he isnt used to having him with him and you hear about those sorts of things. And we lived in S. Florida and it was HOT. So then I was all freaked out so I tried to call DH on his cell. Naturally he left it home. Then I decide to drive down to the grocery store in DH's car, only to discover that he took both sets of keys with him. At that point I was a complete wreck and had my hand on the phone to call the grocery store to have him paged, when he pulled up in front and all was just fine. I am a nutcase.


WTH? (Oh its not hormones either - I am always like this)
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Hugs, momma. Sounds like anxiety to me. I have it, too. And mine is hormonal - I'm always worse during pregnancy and after.

It helped me a little just *knowing* that's what it is, but I still have a hard time wondering what's cause for normal concern and what's in my head. :
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Okay, just to prove it...I came home from dropping my dd's friend at her house and heard the fire alarms. I just about had a heart attack, thinking something happened at my house! Then, when I saw they were turning down my street I FREAKED out, thinking the worse. The street was blocked and I weaved my big ole mini van through the volunteers trucks to get to my house.

Thank God everything was fine! But man, I really freaked out. I couldn't even park the car...just jumped out and ran in to see everyone.

Phew. Now I need a nap.
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Umm, I do the same thing. Seriously. I can get really worked up into a panic. Especially when other people have my kids. One time my mom was late picking me up from one of my college classes and she had my two kids and all of a sudden a fire truck came driving down the street with it's sirens on and I was CONVINCED that my mom and my kids had been in a terrible accident. I was crying and frantically calling her. I'm always scared that DH is going to lose one of the kids or get in a car accident too.
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