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Deeper issues?

(6 Posts)
CJT11 Wed 13-May-15 12:35:57

I returned to work approx 5 months ago. DS is now 9m - in nursery 2 days a week and with my parents 3 days a week. I previously suffered depression but felt well enough to come of my tablets approx 2-3 years ago. Since having DS I had started with low feelings, insatiable anger and general not niceness. I went to my GP and explained how I felt and asked to go back on my tablets. I felt much better but now (approx 2 months on) I am obsessed (and was previously) about what my DS is doing throughout the day. Its like I can't go a day without speaking to my parents/nursery to find out how he is/what he's been doing, nor can I stop thinking about him.

Is this something deeper? Can parents get separation anxiety? Is it more than just depression and anxiety? Am I a fruitloop?!

Thanks for reading

LadyBlaBlah Wed 13-May-15 16:26:12

What is it you think might be happening to him while you are not there?

TheoriginalLEM Wed 13-May-15 16:32:12

it sounds like it is "just" anxiety. Anxiety is a complex and debilitating condition that manifests in many ways. Could you ask to be reffered for cbt?

it is natural to feel a a low level of anxiety when leaving a child to start with but if is interfering with your life it needs adressing.

Like the poster above asks - what are you worried might happen?

mrsnlw2012 Wed 13-May-15 16:56:38

Ive no idea. Not that he might be hurt or anything but that he is experiencing stuff and I'm not with huim

LadyBlaBlah Wed 13-May-15 17:08:04

Do you mean experiencing good stuff when you are not there?

And if that's the case, is it a sort of missing out feeling or FOMO as the kidz would say?

mrsnlw2012 Wed 13-May-15 17:10:12


Yeah it is - That I miss him doing things that he's having fun doing or experiencing.

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