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15 weeks pregnant + health anxiety

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Chloeisobelle21 Sat 07-Nov-15 11:52:21

Some of you ladies have probably read some of my previous threads. But I'm just not coping and don't know where to turn. I have been put on the list for therapy which I have to wait 4-6 weeks for a phone call. In the meantime I'm a mess.
I'm constantly thinking I have something seriously wrong with me. It all started with my arm going numb and feeling heavy, the doctor diagnosed carpel tunnel and anxiety. Well fast forward to a couple of weeks later I was checking my eyesight yesterday and my left eye's long distance range is blurry compared to my right. No idea how long it's been like this but my health anxiety is telling me it's come on suddenly! I've also had a headache for the last 4 days with neck pains. I can't clean my house, I can't function anymore. I'm nearly 15 weeks pregnant and I don't know what harm this is doing to my pregnancy. I don't know where to turn anymore, I'm just so so scared

Can I just add onto this that I got pregnant unexpectedly. The father I had been seeing for a few months but he doesn't want a relationship with me which has actually broken my heart. All he wants is sex, he came round to talk about the baby a few nights ago, and we ended up having sex. He left straight after and hasn't spoken to me since. I've told him never again, that he can see the baby but I'm not here for just when he wants to get his end away. This is all contributing to how low I'm Feeling...

Imogenj Mon 09-Nov-15 23:30:54

I haven't read your posts before so don't know if this has been suggested before but a book I've recommended to my clients (I'm a CBT Therapist) in the past and they've found helpful is 'Overcoming Health Anxiety' by Veale and Willson. You might find it a useful read while you wait for therapy.

amarmai Tue 10-Nov-15 02:59:35

I wd go to the gp or emergency if you are continuing to suffer with these physical problems. Ask also for a referral to an eye dr and get that checked. You don't have to wait for a therapy call back to deal with the physical problems. I agree 100% with you regarding this man using you for sex. I wd not even let him in the door. I wd keep to myself the info re the therapy call back as it may not hinder you getting other help if you mention it. Get the physical and eye problems dealt with by the drs qualified to deal with them.

Chloeisobelle21 Tue 10-Nov-15 09:23:53

I have been to the doctor and that's what I've been diagnosed with I'm just struggling. I've always had health anxiety but it's a lot worse now than it was because of all this stress, i won't be letting him into my house any longer, I'm just hurt about the whole situation and he's just cut me off again now. Not even bothered about the baby.
I'm fed up. And thanks Imogen I'll look

amarmai Tue 10-Nov-15 21:21:26

yes did read that you have been diagnosed and also read that you are still suffering , so whatever treatment you have received may not be enuf. Did you also see an eye dr? Do not be hesitant to ask for more help as you are still suffering. I regularly get 2nd opinions from another dr.

Chloeisobelle21 Fri 13-Nov-15 21:31:53

I'm still worrying about this even now. I haven't felt baby move and if I have I cant be certain it was that. Im just worried. Also not showing much either and thought I would be at this stage. Starting to feel quite anxious

amarmai Sat 14-Nov-15 01:54:30

to allay your fears go to the dr.mn cannot diagnose over the internet.

razoeblade Fri 08-Jan-16 22:54:35

Wondering how you are.
I'm 15 weeks pregnant right now.
Health anxiety was so bad that I was almost sedated. I'm here if you need any help.
People....don't understand what it's actually like.

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