Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I knew I was obsessed

It’s been a crazy day, so no photos for you, just a quick little update.
I took the boys back to the doc to see how they are responding to their medication. DS-12 is responding to his asthma meds, so it appears he does, indeed have issues. The doctor prescribed a daily treatment for him to take on a regular basis.
But the big surprise was DS-8. I took him in to see about rashes and allergies possibly causing tummy trouble. But I showed the Doc a scab on A’s forehead. The point was a rash around the spot where I had applied a band-aid, but the doc asked if he did a lot of picking.
Well, yeah, we are a family of pickers, after all. A does have a real problem with it, though; he always has a scab on his face struggling to heal against his busy little fingers. The doc said the picking was a symptom of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) connected with anxiety. His frequent bouts of tummy trouble could also be a sign of anxiety, as is his stranger danger shyness.
Anyone in the family identify with the symptoms. (You can’t see it, but I am waiving my hand in the air.)
I rather reluctantly accepted a prescription for his OCD and I’m going to give it a month to see if it solves some of my little man’s problems.
Meanwhile, I am self prescribing myself large doses of chocolate to battle the anxiety of my job.
My biggest gut eater is the fact that I am on the school beat and my DH is a school teacher. I’m constantly writing things I suspect will tick of DH’s boss. This is not really likely to cause peaceful feelings and calm nerves.
I’m wondering why I, with my inability to spell, my funky fears of things like talking to strangers, and my general anxiety, decided it would be a good idea to be a journalist.
Sometimes I wonder how good I would be at my job if I were not so neurotic.*

Oh my hell. I just looked up neurotic on Google to make sure I spelled it right, and this was the list of symptoms.
* ...anxiety, sadness or depression, anger, irritability, mental confusion, low sense of self-worth, etc., behavioral symptoms such as phobic avoidance, vigilance, impulsive and compulsive acts, lethargy, etc., negativity and cynicism, and perfectionism.


Wyo sis said...

Well, I don't know what to say! I'm afraid my newrosis will show. Here's hoping the boys get better.

Karen said...

Well with that definition I'm neurotic too. However, I prefer to think that I'm just clinically depressed.

lil bro said...

Melincoly Danes, we are. At least they have a name for all of the weird $h!t that I do. OCD sounds quite familer.

Hillbilly sister said...

Amen, amen and amen. No one believes me when I say I have anxiety attacks.

SageHen said...

Wow, what a bunch of freaks we are. :0

pudding for brains said...

I now KNOW that I am NEUROTIC...
I think that it might be better to be EROTIC (did I just say that?) but definitely not IDIOTIC!

...just a thought.

Asher said...

Your probably all going to snort, roll your eyes, or, if im lucky, agree with me on the following sentences. I think i'm ECD too!!!!!!

Big Sis said...

Medicate medicate. that is the cure. When I was living in Ogden. I had lots of stomach aches. I missed a lot of school in 5th grade. I think that teacher ruined what little sanity I may have had. I can.t really remember ever feeling normal since then. But I can't remember much at all about how life was for me before that time. so I may have been neurotic before then. I have both anxiety attacks and depression. The medication i take now really takes care of the anxiety . the first one I tried didn't do much for the anxiety at all. Both worked on the depression. Hillbilly Sis we all believe you when you say you have anxiety attacks, seeing that we all have them ourselves. but others in your family may not.