Reunion With Brother After Years (Severe Anxiety)

Posted by EdCork @yangedd, Dec 4, 2018

Hi guys,

Sorry I haven't been on in days, but going through quite an emotional and anxiety ridden time. As people know, my Ma (Mum) passed away in 2010 from Colon Cancer. I then left my hometown with my partner and moved to Dublin as he got a job offer with a very prestigious company, thus cutting my family out of my life during a very bad time in my life where my addiction to alcohol spiralled out of control. My nephew was born during the summer, and because of not being in contact with my brother I have never met him. Thankfully, with the help of a dear friend who kindly acted as a mediator, myself and my brother have agreed to make contact with each other after a very, very long time. My friend, Freda, sent me pictures of my nephew and I guess I am very emotional and sad, yet positive that things can work out after all these years just in time for Christmas. Because the anxiety is so bad I've been taking 50mg Lyrica x2 daily and also 40mg Propranolol x2 daily for the last three days. I didn't sleep a wink last night with everything in my head so I actually went to the pharmacy and collected one 0.25mg Halcion, which are on PRN to help me tonight. I guess with the festive season coming in I feel not so great, but am really trying to be positive and look to the future.

@parus

@merpreb I am considering trying EMDR for PTSD which has started robbing me of so much life. I talked with the therapist I have been seeing occasionally and there are a couple of therapists she knows that are trained in this area as in went to classes opposed to watching a YouTube video and saying they are trained. Any input?

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Morning Parus- Yes I have. My nephew mentioned it to me a while back. Other than that I don't know anything about it. Sorry. But I'll look into it.

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@merpreb

Morning Parus- Yes I have. My nephew mentioned it to me a while back. Other than that I don't know anything about it. Sorry. But I'll look into it.

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@merpreb I have read some on it. I don’t know of anyone who has tried EMDR.

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Parus- Neither do I. I'm going to google the hell out of it and contact my nephew. Will be in touch.

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@parus

@merpreb I have read some on it. I don’t know of anyone who has tried EMDR.

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