So about 4 months before I got pregnant with this LO I just randomly started getting bad anxiety which developed into me having panic attacks. I was able to manage fairly well up until I got pregnant and now it's out of control. I'm pretty sure it's being pregnant and all the hormonal changes that are making it worse but almost everyday I have quite a few panic attacks which has led me to being depressed everyday. So not only do I see my OB and I have to see my family doctor on a regular basis but they recommened 2 months ago that I see a psychiatrist but I couldn't find any that is nearby that takes my insurance until today so now I have an appointment with him but can't get in for another 3 weeks and I have to go to an ENT for a lump my Dr found on my salivary glands and lymph nodes. I feel like a lab rat with all these poking and proding I have to go through for blood tests and what not....it's soooooooo stressful. Sorry just needed to let off some steam!!!
I'm sorry about your anxiety and the other health stuff. That kind of stuff can be so stressful. I hope that this psychiatrist is able to help you manage the panic attacks and get you feeling better. I haven't had issues with anxiety or depression for years, but I did when I was younger and when I was pregnant with DS, 6 years ago. I think working with a psychiatrist really helped me get to some of the core issues that were causing my anxiety. Once I did that, then I was able to wean off of my anti-depressant. I don't know if you are on one of those or not, but my point is that it can get better eventually. I really hope you can get some peace because I know hormones do not help. We are here for you!!! Vent anytime!
i'm very sorry you have anxiety and depression. i dealt with anxiety and depression for most of my life, it's been under control, thankfully during this pregnancy it hasn't been too bad - although i have had an anxiety attack or 2 since being pregnant and it is not fun, so i feel for you <3 hang in there - when you're going through the attacks just try and think "whats the worst that can happen?" and the answer is, nothing. you're completely fine - drink a glass of water and call someone up that you can really talk to to get your mind off of it.
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
I too deal with anxiety and depression and take meds for it while I am not pregnant. Thankfully I havent had any full on panic attacks thus far, but I am always anxious! Seeing the psychiatrist should be a big help for you! That really stinks about the lump they found! When do you go in to see the ENT? Ill be praying for you! Feel free to vent away! Thats what we are here for!!
I have a history of PPD (last 2 pregnancies) which includes some major anxiety issues. As soon as I found out that I was prego I actually started seeing my therapist just to head it off. I am already having some signs anxiety. When I notice that I am starting to feel that way, I have to stop, take some deep breaths, and remind myself that its just the hormones talking. Meditation helps, as well as just making sure I have some sort of down time each day... even if its just laying in the bath tub after DH gets home.
As far as the lump goes, there are so many minor things it could be. Could just be something thats clogged. DH just had a pimple like thing that just had to be drained (tmi)... and the list goes on. Hang in there. Breathe. and de compress when/how you can
Hugs! I'm sorry you are dealing with so much at once. Thinking positive thoughts for you and I hope the therapist is a good help when you are able to get in and see him. I've also had increased anxiety and some depression this pregnancy and am trying my best to manage it as well as I can.
Erin + DH - 10/6/06
W - 11/14/08
D - 9/21/10
someone new! - 11/5/12