Anyone else have an irrational fear or phobia? How do you deal with it?
Last May and June I felt like every time I turned around a friend or neighbor was calling me saying, "My child is infested with lice and she was just with your kids." I seriously lost my mind. I was convinced I had it (I didn't) and I was convinced my then 6 month old had it (she didn't). I spent $200 on products last May/June just treating my kids and house. I seriously went crazy. Now I don't want to hug anyone or have anyone hug me or my kids. I don't want any of my girls' friends over here because I am afraid they will bring lice to our house. I am TERRIFIED we will get lice. I can deal with trips to the ER for minor things, I can handle our money problems, I can even handle 5 kids plus working full time plus trying to get my college degree all at the same time. I can not get over my fear of head lice!! Yes, I am on Lexapro for anxiety. Do you have any advice or can you relate to my crazy fear? THANK YOU!