By jennajo39 Latest Reply 2014-01-14 14:10:54 -0600
Started 2014-01-14 06:24:35 -0600

my mother, whom i love very much, has been depressed and lately has gotten more extreme,loss of appetite ,mood swings,and overall its has noticibly gotten worse over a short period of time. has it been hard for anyone to keep a handle on ?,i am overwhelmed with it to be honest.

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-14 11:17:54 -0600 Report

The best thing for you to do is contact her doctor and explain what is going on with her. Ask him if he can see her and then get her there. Depression can have a variety of physical and health problems feeding it. If her depression has gotten to be extreme, only a therapist can help her. She may need medication to help her. Her doctor is the only one who is qualified to help her.

101 Diabetics
101 Diabetics 2014-01-14 10:39:52 -0600 Report

I know the pain you are feeling. Been there, done that. (Mine was not diabetic though.)

From what you have said, it appears that it is your mother whom is the Diabetic. If this is her first real illness, that adds to the problem too. Looking at your picture tells me that she should be well into Menopause, but by her apparent age, she should have that pretty much dealt with by now.

I don't know what to tell you, other than to show you support. I know there are others on here that have dealt with more of these issues than I have. Just don't give up, and continue to show her the love she so dearly needs!

Stay plugged into here. You will begin to understand more.

Yerachmiel 2014-01-14 07:19:59 -0600 Report

Does you mom have any other medical or personal things going on? Is she the diabetic (or is she the caretaker in family)? Many doctors hold that diabetes can lead to depression (or it is a side effect of dealing with them too long). There are many issues that can cause a person to become depressed —> question you have to look at is does she have reason to explain her mood or is it a physical or psychological response to her medical situaltion