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Posted on: Sat, 01/14/2006 - 8:58am
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Quote:Originally posted by julieneaman:
[b]MommaBear, I think I hear where you're coming from.[/b]
Thank you, thank you. (glimmer of hope)
Quote:[b]If the OCD in your family isn't causing anyone pain, why treat? If that's what you're saying, I can't agree more.
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not quite sure if that was my intent. I mean, using myself for example, if someone else doesn't *like* something about myself, is it necessarily my problem?
Honest question, I mean, no advice. I might be a mistake.
I have, however, been called "a lightening rod for trouble", even when I was "teachers pet" and an "A" student. I guess my most vivid recollections was when the principal who called me that followed up by asking me: "Don't you want to be like the other kids?" [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. (go figure)
I mean, it always struck me as odd that people were the most interested in persons they would have otherwise had little or not contact with. I mean, lightening rods.

Posted on: Sat, 01/14/2006 - 10:57am
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Did I really say just a few hours ago that this was a good day? She now became convinced that I'm trying to kill her with her antiobiotics. Checking the dose & rechecking. Spitting it out. etc. She thinks I'm not really her mother, but an imposter sent to kill her. I was trying to bite her neck instead of kiss her good night.
I'm feeling so sad because I thought that with 24 hours of antibiotics in her we'd be past the worst part.
TNAmom, I am so sorry that you are going through this, too.
Julie

Posted on: Sat, 01/14/2006 - 11:18am
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Julie,
email coming your way.

Posted on: Sat, 01/14/2006 - 11:26am
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Quote:Originally posted by julieneaman:
[b]Did I really say just a few hours ago that this was a good day? She now became convinced that I'm trying to kill her with her antiobiotics. Checking the dose & rechecking. Spitting it out. etc. She thinks I'm not really her mother, but an imposter sent to kill her. I was trying to bite her neck instead of kiss her good night.
I'm feeling so sad because I thought that with 24 hours of antibiotics in her we'd be past the worst part.
TNAmom, I am so sorry that you are going through this, too.
Julie [/b]
Julie, it is an understatement to say I am so sorry for what you are going through. It must be unbearable to watch your child be in such emotional pain.
This is not a medical opinion. I received a Masters in Counseling many years ago and haven't used the degree at all in many, many years. However, to me this sounds like psychosis in addition to OCD. I would contact a mental health professional immediately. You probably already know this, but only a psychiatrist can prescribe medication. I'm not saying don't work with a child psychologist or social worker. If they feel she might need medication, they'll refer you to a child psychiatrist. I'm also not saying she needs medication. I have no way of evaluating that. However, it sounds like it might be worth exploring if a psychiatrist thinks she needs an antipsychotic medication. That poor girl is in such turmoil. My heart breaks for her.
[This message has been edited by Mookie86 (edited January 14, 2006).]

Posted on: Sat, 01/14/2006 - 11:30pm
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No advice here, just lots of good thoughts coming your way. I hope this was "the dark before the dawn" and that you'll see some improvement soon.
Amy

Posted on: Sun, 01/15/2006 - 9:06am
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I can't tell you all how much your kind words of support have helped me! Today was definitely a better day - still hard but better. DD was able to watch a whole movie and enjoy it. It was wonderful to see her laugh. I know we have a long road ahead, but I'm feeling hopeful and much stronger now. Thanks again.
Julie

Posted on: Sun, 01/15/2006 - 9:46am
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Oh Julie [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] Big hugs to you and your dd. I hope this gets resolved soon. And TNAmom, hugs to you guys too...I'm not sure what to say here, just wanted to offer support. That sounds incredibly difficult to live with from some of your descriptions. Makes food allergies look like a breeze in some ways huh?
Meg

Posted on: Sun, 01/15/2006 - 10:57am
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I have OCD, symptoms started around 7 years old...its mild most of the time, but when I was young (esp. before I knew what it was) it got out of control.
If your daughter continues to have symptoms, you can look into cognitive therapy...it helps the sufferer face fears and rationalise their way through them...I use this with my 9 year old son, who shows mild symptoms. its not easy, but and your love and support will help your daughter through this.

Posted on: Sun, 01/15/2006 - 11:30am
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Quote:Originally posted by TNAmom:
[b]Julie,
[omitted stuff] . . . . Rocking my daughter in my arms while she sobs with hunger because she is starving herself again (the food is poisoned), or hugging her tight and trying to convince her that she is all right as she screams in fear, having just noticed that the veins in her wrist are blue and that means cancer... this is trouble. Serious, devastating, terrifying trouble. It cannot be lived with, it cannot be incorporated into our lives, it cannot be permitted to continue.
There is no beauty, no joy, and no laughter in life for a family driven to this extreme by OCD. And there are no hugs for a child who won't let anyone near her due to fear of germs, not even those who love her most. . . . [omitted stuff]
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Goodness. What a painful disorder (is that correct???) this is. My prayers are with all who are dealing with this. Peanuts we can avoid. Ignorant people we can avoid. This switch cannot so easily be turned off.
Julie--I hope the antibiotics bring about relief--and that this is just a temporary thing.

Posted on: Sun, 01/15/2006 - 1:01pm
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I have close family members who have OCD and I know how difficult it can be.
I hope things look brighter soon.
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