First off, I just want to say that I’m so glad you reached out. You mentioned that you’re struggling with anxiety and you don’t want it to affect your family, but it seems to be, and you’re wondering where you can turn, you don’t want to take medication, but what can be done? And there is help out there, and I suggest talking with your doctor first about your feelings and what you’ve been experiencing. And after asking you more specific questions, they will be able to give you resources to help you feel more like yourself again. Anxiety is often related to depression, although the two don’t have to go together, but it can be an actual chemical imbalance causing those feelings, and the treatment requires medication and/or therapy. And there’s no reason to be ashamed of being on medication, because it can really help you feel like yourself again.
Not giving someone medication for clinical depression could be like telling someone with diabetes to not take insulin, and of course, you see what would happen in that situation. So if mental illness goes untreated whether that treatment be in the form of medication and/or therapy, then the results can be very devastating. So I do suggest tailing with your doctor and they’ll be able to help you decide what would be best for you. Good luck with everything, and if you have more questions for me in the future, feel free to ask them on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/IntermountainMoms, and recommend us to your friends and family too.