I need help, my mother is going insane (19)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-26 00:14 ID:MhGIC3xg

My mother has been pretty ADD about things, forgetting what I said or dropping all her attention during conversations, but just now something really fucking weird happened.

I was in my room playing games on my xbox 360, previously today I was playing it and I was at a cut scene, she walked in and noticed and then went away, but just now I was watching a cut scene and out of nowhere shes in my room, looking at my LCD just standing there, then a few seconds later she left the room.
When the scene was over I paused and went into the living room to ask her what she wanted, she said she wasn't in my room, I told her she was, because I SAW HER, but she completely denied being in there.
I know she was in there, I saw her, not a shadow, but everything, including the colors of her clothes, I regret not asking her what she wanted when she was standing there.

What should I do?
Should I call a doctor or something, I really don't want to live with a mentally ill person, but I have nowhere to go.

2 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-26 00:25 ID:MhGIC3xg

Well, after having a somewhat violent argument with her, she confessed to being in there, but I'm sure she just made that up, if she remembers then she wouldn't have denied it minutes ago.
This only makes me even more worried.

3 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-26 00:32 ID:pnwZHZz1

stop using deliriants before your mum sends you to an asylum

4 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-26 03:42 ID:qlsGMAwz

> she said she wasn't in my room

It's just as possible you didn't see her, and you are the one going insane.

> I really don't want to live with a mentally ill person

She's your mother, she's not a leper, she's not contagious, and unless she's been physically violent in the past then I doubt she's at any risk to hurt you or anyone else. She could be just as frightened as you are.

>Should I call a doctor

Yes, call her/your doctor and relate anything that has been going on. It is possible she could be developing some form of dementia (such as Alzheimer's disease).
Some symptoms:

  • personality changes
  • mood swings
  • forgetting things
  • repeating actions
  • misplacing objects
  • difficulty speaking

No one here is a doctor, and I think it's safe to assume neither are you. Only a doctor can make an informed diagnosis.


5 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-26 05:33 ID:MwPeVhQj

my mom is a wackjob too. today she flew into my room with that fucking baby parrot of hers, and when i asked where where my shoes were she said the fucking parrot ate it. its the third time this week that she gives my shoes to that fucking parrot. i deserve some food too, dammit.

6 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-26 05:42 ID:Heaven



7 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-26 06:17 ID:qILJyto9

Keep watch for awhile, tracking how many times per week she behaves in a scary or strange fashion. If it increases in frequency, then talk to a local counselor or a doctor about your next steps in helping her and safeguarding yourself.

Its hard to take care of yourself first in a stressful situation like this, but you have to take care of yourself first before you can do anything else. ^_^;;

8 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-26 13:17 ID:4kErZh+H

i lol'd too.

there seems to be no shortage of crazy mothers nowadays.
i blame it on having to raise a generation of emos.

9 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-27 12:15 ID:Heaven

If life is so fair, why do roses have thorns...

10 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-28 14:41 ID:Heaven


So that animals don't eat them.

11 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-28 16:46 ID:BjGXzGFK

maybe you've seen a doppelganger, go call the exorcists, quick!

12 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-29 02:42 ID:ONRDC0j0

maybe shape-shifters are living in your house trying to make you insane. i really wish i could help you, but they can be anyone, be anywhe-OH SHIT BEHIND YOU!

13 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-29 12:01 ID:Heaven


You're probably right. I was just trying to drop a stereotypical emo line.

14 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-29 19:25 ID:6Ln4EzlK


Roses wouldn't be as beautiful to me if they didn't have thorns. A little bit of twistedness, weirdness, and the possibility of being hurt is what makes life interesting. No one would care about roses if they didn't hurt you.

It's not an answer why (and yes, I know you were joking), but yeah...

15 Name: Anonymous : 2007-12-30 00:22 ID:dn0hOd2f

There are many possible explanations for her behaviour. She might have been thinking about something else, or she might have been tired or sometimes people who are depressed have problems with attention that can mimic memory impairment.

Have you tried asking her what is the matter? Perhaps discuss with her whether she wants to see her doctor about it?

People with mental disorders are people just like everyone else.

Good luck.

16 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-02 00:53 ID:HTXPgUg+

she's insane. your insane. we are all insane.

17 Name: rlr : 2008-01-02 04:54 ID:DhGnr2qf

if it makes you feel better, I once closed the curtains in my living room [cause I get paranoid at night] and my mom dove at the window-I thought she was gonna break through it. Then she grabbed me by my hair and started screaming "WHEN I'M IN THIS ROOM, YOU CAN NEVER-NEVER SHUT THE DAMN CURTAINS!!!!"

18 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-02 12:48 ID:Heaven

Oh Jesus.

You'll have to wait until she has gone to the toilet and then shut them.

19 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-02 23:04 ID:qeA3bxdR

I'm afraid I can't help you, I'm far too much of a fag. If anyone on here isn't a huge fag, maybe they can help you. If no one helps you, I would presume, if I were you, that everyone who didn't help you but could have was too busy thinking of potential cocks they would like to suck.

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