How is everybody going???
Posted 28 June 2010 - 09:58 AM
My update: I started on the cipramil nearly 3 weeks ago and it has made some differences - although we are hanging out till 4-8 weeks to see the full effects!! I am much more balanced now (DH says he loves it as he isn't always wondering what 'mood' he will face when he gets home from work!!!) and am feeling just all round happier and content with my lot in life. As for the anxiety, well so far it hasn't made a huge difference (hoping that when combined with the CBT and counselling I will start making some progress) but I did manage to go out with DH and Em for dinner on Friday night without panicing and making myself sick (it was the first time we have been out to dinner for well over a year!) so that was nice, especially for DH I am also finding it easier to make decisions, it was quite easy for me to decide that it was time to finish work and nurture myself, so I finished up last Wednesday and will now be off until bubs arrives (Em is staying in daycare 3 days a week too so I will have plenty of opportunity to relax and unwind!)
I start a 6-week CBT cours at the hospital next week, it will run 2 days a week and cover therapy, coping mechanisms and also a PPP Parenting course so I am really looking forward to that!
All in all, things are really good here
How is everybody else???
Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:55 PM
I'm having ups and downs but when I really stop and think about it, I think I'm coping suprisingly well which is encouraging.
I had a few times recently when I was stressing about illnesses I may or may not have had and was conjouring up all sorts of scenarios where bubs would be effected by the treatment, or it would mean bubs would be born early and may not make it...it came down to scaring myself because I guess i still feel a little like it's too good to be true and there must be a catch somewhere. I am perfectly healthy and all my symptoms were anxiety or preg related weirdness.
Continuing my psychologist appts has been such a great thing, I've been able to work through each stage of my pregnancy and the worries that arise at the time so they don't build up.
My GP asked me recently how I'd feel about weaning or cutting down my Ad's in the last 4 weeks of my preg. I wasn't sure if he meant so when bubs was born I'd continue back on my regular dose or wean off completely. He said there is no pressure, Zoloft is safe etc.
I'm still weighing it up, I really want to avoid PND and also not be coping with anxiety symptoms at the same time I'm stressing about impending labour etc.
Also my GP said he is going away for the next 3 months so he wouldn't really be able to moniter
how I was going.
I'd rather try sooner rather than later to be honest...or not try at all and wait until I'm settled in with bubs.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 05:27 PM
Lil: I have done the same thing nearly every day make up all these senarios in my mind..Its rediculous but maybe its out way of dealing wiht the stress?? Weaning is not fun! If I was you I would wait until after the birth. Unfortunatly I have no choice...I was told I had to do. So I have to do it!
I am going ok......I am down to 0.5mg of my meds and will be finished in 2 weeks Scary thought but also amazing at the same time! Its been a long enough journey and I want it over with!
Been having a bit of trouble lately with accepting things will be ok. Am petrified of something going wrong during labour. So much so I have been even considering an elective c-sect. I am not afraid of the pain or of taking any pain meds I am afriad I wont come home with a baby I feel like for some reason because I was on meds I deserve for something to go wrong....
I have not been able to get into my psychologist so have been having to drop meds and cope alone with how I am feeling. Off to Psychiatrist next week so hopefully will discuss a bit more then.
Other then that, just plodding along! Sorry not plodding...Waddling!
Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:05 PM
Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:54 PM
I hope you all start feeling better soon.
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