I started to suffer from PP anxiety shortly after having my son. At its worst i refused to be in my house alone for fear of some awful accident happening to me or my LO and the thought that no one would find us. It was completely ridiculous but at the time i felt like i was losing my mind.
I think women should be made more aware of the anxiety side of things. I had never suffered from it before and maybe if i had read about it/heard about it while i was pregnant i could have gotten help sooner once i noticed some of the feelings i was having, before it got to the point that it did.
thanks for posting this I worry about pp anxiety alot as I have anxiety disorder anyway and its more likely Ill get that than PND but its sad that it is not as well known or recognized. A good doctor and some supportive family members who understand will help
I'm sorry you had to go through this. Did you talk to your doctor about it or how did you treat it?
This is my first pregnancy and, honestly, I am a lot less anxious that I was before getting pregnant. But I had never heard of pp anxiety and I thought it was worth sharing =)
I did eventually go to my doctor but i put it off for months because i thought i would be classed as a nutcase!
I started to see a counsellor and have been ever since, its REALLY helped (i was always quite skeptical that talking to someone can actually help, but it does!). I was offered medication but i was worried that once i went on it i would find it hard to come off and i knew i wanted another baby relatively soonish.
If you do start to feel anxious at all after having your LO just make sure you see someone about it as soon as possible
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