Anxiety is up

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Registered: 05-04-2011
Anxiety is up
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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 10:47pm

I'm worried that my anxiety is going to get out of control again.  Primarily it's about the pregnancy.  I'm convinced that something is going to go wrong.  My therapist suggested that I go through the scenarios and play them out, show myself that I'll be able to cope, but the first scenario I tried ended up with me paralysed from the waist down.  Not helpful.  I just don't know what to do.  I don't want to end up house-bound again.

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Registered: 01-16-2013
Tue, 11-12-2013 - 12:38pm

Aww, I am so sorry you are dealing with this. Does your doctor fully understand your anxiety problems?

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Registered: 06-03-2005
Tue, 11-12-2013 - 12:55pm

Ugh. I'm sorry you're dealing with this. I think you need to have another talk with your therapist and/or doctor. That kind of worry/anxiety is not healthy for the pregnancy. :(

I hope you can find some relief! It's a horrible feeling. :(

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Registered: 10-10-2007
Wed, 11-20-2013 - 12:55pm

Hugs to you.  I sent you a message.

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Registered: 10-22-2001
Fri, 11-22-2013 - 10:46pm

~hugs~

<3

Nightangel
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Registered: 05-04-2011
Sat, 11-23-2013 - 4:21am

My therapist actually laughed really hard at me when I told her what had happened with the scenarios, which lightened things up and helped me to see that I am being a bit ridiculous, not that that changed the level of anxiety.   (We have a really good relationship, so she knows pretty well when I can handle being laughed at.)  My dose of lamotrigine is up by a third now, which should help in the next little while, but I'm worried about any potential effect on the baby.  So far I'm still able to make it out of the house, even on my own (i.e. without DH).  Thursday is my detailed ultrasound which will, I hope, put my mind at ease on some things.

Thanks for all the well-wishes, guys.  I appreciate it...nice to know that you guys are pulling for me!