It makes me feel so at ease to know that I am not alone. I have severe panic and anxiety issues. I have a 5 year old and am soon due with another. Prior to pregnancy this time, I was taking 25mg of Prozac daily to avoid hyperventilation from panic attacks that would occur without warning, sometimes more than once a day. I have had to be without medication this entire pregnancy which has been very difficult for me. I don't think there is really ever a point of readjustment, so far anyway. I have awful mood swings, days of crying on end and days of anger that I cannot control absolutely. You don't realize how much better you were just because of medication until you don't have it to help control you. Whatever was causing my attacks is still there, I'm having to try with all my might everyday just to control my attacks until this pregnancy is over.
I feel like it has taken most of my joy of this pregnancy away, and am in total fear of PPD. What can I do to prepare myself? If anything? I would rather face it head on and look for it then it blindside me....or am I already facing symptoms?
Thanks for sharing your stories and giving me courage to share mine!View Thread