Asking for my daughter.

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My daughter has recentlly had a termination and a long time boyfriend who has dumper her. She is is an awful state. The doctor has given her sertraline but she is only into it for two weeks so is not having much effect.She says she is getting worse, crying all the time unable to sleep.Ihave told her she is grieving and these things take time to heal. I have had another phone call this morning and three throught the night. Asbsolytely past herself.  I have some 5mg diazapam thatI intend to give her to see if it calms her down enought to help her sleep. Doctors not much use. Anybody have and ideas of ways i can help her please.

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    You are right.She is grieving and no wonder,she is having a terrible time.She is lucky to have a lovely mum like you to care for her.My personal view is there are no magic tablets.There is no way she can avoid going through the grieving process.All you can do is be there for her,hold her,talk to her and listen to her when she needs it.It will eventually start to ease.I would personally avoid giving her diazepam it can cause more probelms than it solves.If you have a local branch of Mind she can self refer if you feel that she would benefit from counselling.I feel for you I really do.My daughter is going through a nervous breakdown at the moment and it is hard to watch your child suffer.Take care of yourself so that you are fit to take care of her.x
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    Hi Jean, I agree with susan. your daughter is grieving and needs support through this process. She is so lucky to have you to help her but you both probably need help too. Please go back to the gp and get a referal to some counselling and if your daughter needs any medication let her gp prescribe it as what you have may not suit her. As susan says, do take care of yourself as it sounds as if your daughter will need you to lean on and you will need to be strong for her. Good luck and bless you x
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    Awwww, poor girl. No fun. My heart aches for her. I have been through the same thing myself and having support is so helpful. She should definitely see her GP. I HOPE THAT SHE IS FEELING BETTER SOON.
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    Thank you for your kind comments. I am pleased to say that she is starting to feel a little bit better so hopefully the Sertraline are kicking in. She still is very tearful but she know that she is better off without him. One less anxiety for her to worry about when she is not well. She spent the day with me yesterday and was actually laughing and I have just spoken to her and she says she feels well so heres hoping.
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