I was talking to some people who were saying that they don’t tell their family/spouses or care givers too much information about what they are feeling, or going through when an episode hits or even when something triggering is creeping up. They were telling me that they stay vague. “I’m feeing uneasy about this” or “I’m not feeling 100%”
Sometimes I’ve been very vivid and descriptive with a few family members, but I have to admit, after a while even my kid sis can’t take too much vivid description of the hallucinations, the panic, and the circus in my head. It’s not that she doesn’t want to know, it’s just if it’s too much info. She says she doesn’t know how to help me.
I have to admit, sometimes the best help would be to just let me say it. She can’t fix it, and I don’t expect her to. But just letting me tell someone about the faces coming out of the walls, the spiders, the multi colour fire, the tactile hallucinations, the voices is helping enough. She’s working on sitting still and listening to me when I get like this.
How much info do others pass on or keep to themselves?