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*reassurance and advice desperately needed

(4 Posts)
Pussers40 Sun 01-Dec-13 18:50:07

I recently found out I am expecting our much wanted baby number 3. Before I found out I started suffering agonising anxiety, literally came on over night. It caused me start having intrusive thoughts, which are terrifying as they involve my two beautiful babies and what if I was to harm them in anyway. It made me afraid to be around them and I felt like it was losing control. I saw my GP who has been amazing and she put me on citalopram, 20mg for the 1st 5 days and then upto 40mg. I've now been taking it for 8 days. Although I am now longer as bad I feel like all my emotions have gone. My husband works abroad and all my family live 2hrs away. I guess I'd just like to hear someone tell me that this will pass and I will get through this. I'm seeing a counsellor on Tuesday to start CBT which I know will help but I'm frustrated that I am now on a slow road to recovery when all I want is my life back and enjoy this pregnancy like I had dreamed

PurplePidjin Sun 01-Dec-13 19:00:43

Iirc from when i took it, citalopram takes 2-3 weeks to kick in properly. See your gp again if you feel you want to, but don't write it off yet. It's pretty common to feel worse before you feel better.

Congratulations on your pregnancy thanks

Pussers40 Sun 01-Dec-13 19:26:52

Thank you, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, I just wish it was a bit closer!!!

PurplePidjin Sun 01-Dec-13 21:28:03

You're most of the way there, it'll jump up and surprise you smile

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