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Suffering really badly with anxiety....

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npg1 Thu 21-Aug-08 22:13:02

Hi. I posted yesterday on here but it was a different subject. Had PND since DD who is 2 on monday was born. Took about 9 months after she was born to get on medication, was on it for about 7 months and then came off and felt really good for a long time. It's only been recently that I have been suffering with anxiety, I worry so much about upsetting other people and if I say something to upset someone and find myself constantly worrying and apologising to people. This is really ridiculus. I cant seem to stop worrying. Surely this is not normal?

My life is very up and down anyway, on my own in the week and feel lonely.

dizzydixies Thu 21-Aug-08 22:17:35

I had terrible anxiety after dd2 - couldn't go to shops as was terrified of setting off alarms hmm or things like when I arrived home with kids in the car I would sit and cry as to which one to bring in first incase someone crashed into the parked car whilst I was away from it?!

my GP was fantastic and assured me it was all part of my PND - just another symptom of it and sure enough with time and the correct medication it has passed

could you go and speak to your GP again about it or your HV?

npg1 Thu 21-Aug-08 22:44:18

I just really dont want to go back on the med again as felt I did so well coming off them. I also worry that I have left something on at home or a window open if I go out, so bad sometimes I have to turn around and go back!

Dont feel i can talk to my GP very well though.

dizzydixies Thu 21-Aug-08 22:45:18

what about your health visitor? were they any use?

npg1 Fri 22-Aug-08 10:18:54

She was ok to talk to.

Part of me just keeps thinking this is just life, you go up and down and I cant work out if I am depressed or not. I also keep seeing one of my good friends for company but when we get together we drink wine which I personally dont think is right.

Mellower Fri 22-Aug-08 10:21:40

I think you should go and talk with your GP and ask about changing or upping your medication. There are so many medications for anxiety and sometimes it can take a bit of time to find the correct one.

in the last 3 years I have gone from being so anxious I could not face anything well buses and crowds etc .....

to working 3 days per weeks and talking to people and actually enjoying myself.

snowleopard Fri 22-Aug-08 10:24:49

Why, is the wine drinking excessive? I think a bit of wine is OK to wind down with a friend, as long as you're not actually incapable of looking after DD.

I have a tendency to anxiety and have had CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) for it. It really, really helped and works fast. I paid, but you can get it on the NHS though there's a waiting list. It gives you tools and tricks for "switching off" the worrying which you can take away with you, so you don't need a lot of sessions - would recommend it. Ask your GP about it and/or google it and have a look.

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