Is anyone on a med to calm their self while caring for their elder?

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I just started taking 5mg lexapro to help with myself. Am I wrong should I not take them. As of right now my dr knows I just want them temporarily.

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country wine . homemade , not as thoroughly filtered , some sediment expected .
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it isnt a laughing matter at all . when my mother was dying and my family were hanging around with their monkeyshines , sometimes a muscle in the back of my neck would start slamming uncontrollably . the dam stress could have killed me . i only lived to spite my sisters who would have enjoyed my death too much .
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Seriously...I was starting to wake up with my hands shaking. And nervous all day long.Ive thought about a few drinks and then I think"What if I had an er trip with her", and i was buzzed. Why do we get this way? I usually handle normal stress really well. But not this!!!
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Whats hillbilly wine? Is it different?
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hillbilly pear wine ? im tryin to be helpful here ..
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Yes, take them. I'm about ready for a drink and I dont drink. Mom doesn't live with me. She lives in her own home. I think I would jump of a cliff if she lived with mem

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They tried to give me a low does to me i went from 142 to 113 lbs in a few months. I would watch for side effects
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Slightly chilled, naturally oaked Chardonnay. One glass before dinner, one glass with dinner......Then, call the folks.
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yes , all of them .. the patient ends up with stool softeners if were feeling generous ..
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Take them!! It's a life jacket for those drowning the Sea of Dementia.
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Raising hand.... yes, I was and still am taking a very low dosage of something to calm me down, as I was to a point where I was shaking I was so stressed, and I couldn't sleep.

I probably will be on these pills forever it seems, there is no temporary when dealing with elders. Even though my Mom had recently passed and my Dad has finally moved into Independent/Assisted Living, I am still a mess. Yes, the stress has been reduced but it is still there.
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