My difficult child has been physically out of the house about three months now, emancipated for two. I've felt a drastic difference in how I'VE been feeling physically in the meanwhile. As problems with her have gradually escalated over the past four years, I've had to go on more and more medications myself to control anxiety and blood pressure. (Before her issues escalated, I was on no medications except for hormones for endometriosis and antihistamines for allergies.) Since she's been out, I've been monitoring my blood pressure (while keeping all medications the same), and I've found it's been down an average of about 20 points. I had a doctor appointment today, and he's going to work with me on a VERY gradual reduction of medication to see if I may be able to eliminate some of it. I also notice a big difference in the muscle tension and general aches and pains I've been carrying around--much of which I had just attributed to the fact I am getting older. Has anybody else noticed a physical difference in yourself with difficult child out of the house, particularly with blood pressure issues? And were you able to get off any medications?