Quoting autismrocks2001:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mama3trish:</b>" Not unless she has a physical condition, or ... [snip!] ... to you enough how traumatic that would be for her."</blockquote> That won't do any good......freaks her out more"Yes-that is my last resort, but I did briefly consider it today.I think I'll have to contact her doctor on Tuesday.
Quoting mama3trish:" You just described what she articulates to a T.It did start with her fear of not being able to sleep-even ... [snip!] ... while I wait for our fantastic mental health services to kick in. And thanks so much, and |I am sorry you suffer as well."Having someone there to make me sit and try breathe slowly during an attack go me through it quicker as your breathing regulates back to normal faster than just having your mind run away with itself.
Quoting Gwyllion:" Having someone there to make me sit and try breathe slowly during an attack go me through it quicker ... [snip!] ... too. I'm not sure if anything i'm saying will help but its what i used to do and what has made my attacks less frequent."You are super helpful and I really appreciate the advice. I agree as well, the talking propetuates the anxiety. The counsellor we used told us to have one set time a day to share her worries-unfortunately she has been so inconsolable that I get sucked in trying to assure her that she is breathing just fine. I told her just this afternoon that we would sign her up for cooking classes (which she wants so bad) but she was so distracted by her worries she wouldn't answer. Then when I finally have reached my limit (usually after an hour or so) she then worries that she is bothering me-can't win for losing. But I will keep her distracted and make her stick to worry time, and use the meds I bought her and hope like hell that this will subside. Again thank you so very much.
Quoting mama3trish:" Than may I assume you live in Ontario, Canada. Because let me tell you that I have been dealing with ... [snip!] ... are incognito, lets just say that I probably have dealt more with mental health in the last 37 years of my life than you,lol."
Quoting mama3trish:" Thanks Kelly. And yes the wait is the smurfs. Brady is still awaiting therapy for his Autism and he has ... [snip!] ... diagnosed for a year-maybe another 6-10 months wait, except Pathways but they aren't geared for the severity of his Autism."
Quoting Max.imus:" Look into Behaviour Therapy at Pathways http://www.pathwayscentre.org/program-service/behaviour-consultation ... [snip!] ... I don't know about the waitlist or if it costs money. I'm trying to find something similar to what we have here."I deal with Pathways weekly, but my daughter is too old-they discontinue services at grade 1 and we don't have a behavioral therapist that deals with anxiety-so we were referred to St. Clair over a year ago. Since she was discharged a year ago we have to do intake again and the wait list is long and horrendous-that is where I called today and my intake isn't until April 23. My only other avenue is to make a doctor's appointment and get a referral to a psychiatrist-so that may be the avenue I have to take. Pathways is a great place -since I have a 3.5 year old with Autism I deal with them for speech and OT, and my 5 year old did speech there as well, as well as my oldest for a sensory issue years ago , so I am quite familiar with them. My sister has BPD, depression and used to cut and was suicidal for years, and |I was always visiting her in LPH for a couple years along with a couple girls homes and group homes-just to clarify that I have reason to pass judgement on our mental health. The ironic part is that I was asked to speak at a parents group for anxious kids by my daughter's therapist a while back because we did so well so quickly only to be back where we are again. Thanks for trying though, I appreciate the effort.