I had been having a lot of anxiety preceding our (my husband's and my) May 11 Mother's Day date with my mother-in-law. I experienced random body pains throughout my body, migraine headaches, severe sleepiness (requiring 14+ hours sleep and still feeling tired), and increased baseline anxiety. I tried to "think psychological" and realized that I felt unreasonably put upon and depended on by my own mom when I was just a little kid, but never felt that I could experience anger, resentment about it. I realized that my MIL always felt not-cared-for-enough, so she has learned to tell people up front what she wants and needs from them. Her history, plus my history...when they come together, I think they work against each other. She thinks she is acting on behalf of her needs, while I feel like she is being unreasonable and completely inappropriate. My inner child is generating more rage - which belongs in the direction of my own mother - but since that is unacceptable to me, I build up a pile of it directed at my mother-in-law. That realization made me get through our Mother's Day lunch, trip the museum, and then back to the restaurant for dessert, but I got a thumping migraine, slept 15 hours, woke up tired-as-can-be, and have been dragging all day. I wish that an exacerbation of symptoms was not part of the deal with this treatment!