Trying not to be…

My friend’s son has been having a really hard time sleeping lately.

Everyone was treating it like it was panic attacks and that it was anxiety causing his issues. He was going 2-3 days without sleep and was just miserable.

I felt so bad for him.

It turns out, (according to his pdoc), that he was having a rare reaction to his anxiety med and was getting akathisia, (the feeling of inner restlessness that is absolutely miserable).

It makes sense because apparently he was just begging people to make it stop.

Anyway, his pdoc put him on depakote now. Like the initial dose to treat mania.

I am trying not to be triggered by this. I feel so bad for him. I don’t want him to have to deal with this.

Sigh.

It is just breaking my heart. I am also kind of scared of depakote since I personally had such a bad reaction to it and it has a lot of potentially scary side effects, (although I also know that it helps so many people).

I’m also worried that I’m just applying the stigma I feel towards myself at him.

I don’t know.

It’s just really bothering me.

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