Anxiety relief during pregnancy

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331213 tn?1217168431 i used to have them almost everyday at work but since i took my maternity leave i have only had them everytime i think about going back to work (work was very stressfull because i worked for a bunch of perverted railroad men) it is normal for a lot of women to experience anxiety during pregnancy, just relax and try to enjoy as much as you can!
Avatar f tn I know Benadryl is safe to take during pregnancy. Whenever you have an anxiety attack you can take some of that. I have severe panic disorder and nothing seems to work for me other than counseling.
Avatar n tn Anxiety is the worst! Especially when you're pregnant.. I watch anxiety relaxation videos on youtube and they seem to help alot! Relaxation is the key to helping you feel better.. I know at times its so hard to, but the videos help.. I try to listen everytime my anxiety kicks in.. Hope they can get you some relief as well..
Avatar f tn As a therapist and an anxiety sufferer who wants a baby, I can tell you, you are not alone. Talk to your doctor. I'd actually recommend seeing a psychiatrist. Tell the doctor your concern. There are some anti depressants that CAN be taken during pregnancy. There are others that are "ify," but the doctor can let you know if the benefits outweigh the risk. Being anxious all the time is hard on you and makes it harder to get pregnant.
Avatar f tn I took a med called Abilify during my last pregnancy. It's category 'c' for pregnancy but all of my doctors agreed that benefit outweighed the risks. My child is just fine in all respects! Yours will be too - have confidence in your doctor and if you have any more questions, another source to talk to is your pharmacist (I know - I'm married to one).
Avatar n tn It sounds like your stress and anxiety is probably a mixture of hormones and just the whole experience of pregnancy and anxiety that comes with it. Please stay away from medication until you have your baby. And remember anything you have in your body, will transmit through breast milk. If you have post pardum depression, then definitely take medication (and therapy) if you need it.
489656 tn?1250003583 I didn't take it during pregnancy but I was started on 50 mg of zoloft. The side effects are bareable, but they were pretty bad for the first few days. I was really jittery and shaky, and I had no appetite. It can cause sleeplessness so I recommend taking it in the morning. I took it before 11 everyday otherwise I wouldn't take it because then I couldn't sleep. I felt like **** a lot but I wasn't the end of the world.
Avatar f tn I also found that they can be common during pregnancy as a result of hormones but that they would be during the first and third trimesters. I am in my second so its scary to me! Each time the idea of getting another test pops into my head I remember your advice that doing so is keeping me from getting better. Even after an essentially non existent exposure I have tested negative 3 months after it and many many times before that . I'd say that is good evidence that I am negative!
Avatar n tn Women can safely take a beta blocker during pregnancy, usually Atenolol, though Coreg is avoided. Check with the doctor prescribing your beta blocker and with your obstetrician.
Avatar n tn One doctor seemed to just get frustrated at me as I was almost crying during a consultation and told me it was probably just anxiety (such a bulls*** cop-out in my opinion). I KNOW it's not that. Problem is, I've had every test imaginable: gastroscopy, colonoscopy, countless blood tests, stool samples, urine tests, ultrasounds, CT Scan... I know what it feels to kind of just be given up on after all the big things are ruled out. But HOW can they be ruled out when I feel like this every day?!
Avatar f tn I have tried using moisturizer and avoided hot water bath, but no relief Is it a common symptom of pregnancy or is it something i should be worried about. Please suggest.
Avatar f tn I have had this my whole life and it's HORRIBLE during this pregnancy!! I've tried soaking my leg in Epsom salts and massaging the calf muscle. My friend said they sell this stick looking thing physical therapists use to rub over the calf muscle to loosen it up. Also my pharmacist recommended wearing tights or pantihose during the day to put less strain on the muscle. I practically cry myself to sleep at night cause I can't sleep it's so bad.
151928 tn?1275710937 Yes, I have had both a racing heart and palps throughout this pregnancy, but I also suffer from anxiety, so I'm not sure whether its the pregnancy / hormones or just my anxiety getting worse because of all the changes in my body. The heart palps got really bad around 20 or so weeks, but I'm now 32 weeks and havnt had any for a few weeks, so that semms to be getting better but the racing heart is getting worse! I get puffed out and my heart rate goes sky high just from having a shower.
7385901 tn?1402931616 My doctor told me I was disgustingly healthy LOL I have always reacted well to pain. What I don't react so great to is the anxiety. It seems like whenever I do something painful, right before I do it I get anxiety but then afterwards I'm completely fine. For example: My first tattoo, I got huge piece that starts on my rib cage and ends at my hip bone. I was so freakin' nervous but I did so good and healed super quickly. Plus I'm eating right and exercising.
Avatar m tn My anxiety is centered around driving. In fact, most of my time/anxiety is spent trying to figire out ways to NOT to drive, i.e., stay at my mom's, lots of things. I definately spend more time driving than others because I take side streets and avoid major roads and freeways. It ***** and my anxiety spikes really high in the morning thinking about the day ahead. Trouble is, I drive for a living inspecting houses so I kind of have to!
Avatar f tn Can MS show up during pregnancy? I am 28, 13 weeks pregnant, 3 prior great pregnancies, but this one is horrible, I am extemely emotional, jumping out of my skin felling, crying all the time and even crying because I feel like somethings wrong but I dont know what it is, I am having body jerks, they seem to be more when I am upset or relaxing, I think I have been having them even before I was pregnant but not often. My vision seems to also be bad, it has always been perfect.
Avatar f tn put the weightloss down to no alcohol during pregnancy, because i ate any thing and everything lol. then 8weeks after her birth, back on the pill. look back now was definately depressed after having her, no one helped tho just told me i would be fine. got progressively worse, crying all the time, couldn't leave the house, couldn't talk on phone, avoided people, couldn't cope but couldn't not cos had baby, all the classic signs of depression, anxiety and agraphobia.
Avatar n tn I have been experiencing very mild, but noticible nausea around the time I ovulate and again right before, during and after my period. It is not all the time during the day, but feels very strange and unusual and has consistently come and gone during these times. I would think I were pregnant if it had not been going on for a few months and if I had not had regular, heavy periods. We are trying to get pregnant and I wonder if something is out of balance with hormones?
Avatar n tn at keeping me awake without the assistance of the anxiety they create. Anxiety gone, tremors are much, much weaker! Besides this acceptance (not coming unglued), I have started to implement other practices to help me sleep without any medication. I take a hot shower before going to bed, eat dinner at least three hours before going to bed. Go to bed between 0930 and 1000.
Avatar n tn I have recurrent cold symptoms during my period. I have noticed the symptoms for about a year but for the last six months they have happened every month around the third day of my period. Symptoms include aching joints, blocked nose and headaches as well as generally feeling awful. Periods are heavy and painful with clotting for about seven-nine days. Cold Symptoms usually last 5-7days.
94902 tn?1330483267 told me that with all the extra hormones in the body a lot of women have a little relief from their anxiety. I was on lexapro before pregnancy and weened myself off by the 6th month of pregnancy, once again I felt great, however this great feeling went away once I stopped breastfeeding and the hormones changed again so be careful once your little one is here, I went back on my meds, so just be aware, and watch for signs of anxiety to return.
Avatar f tn During my last pregnancy (that I lost)I went off my medication, and was fine right up about a month ago...I have all of the symptoms of anxiety back; I have trying alternative methods of anxiety relief, and I seem to be able to deal with most of the symptoms on my own with diet, exericse, and a close family support system. The symptoms are still there, but they are tolerable. The only symptom that is severe is the insomnia, and have been using an old Ambien Rx for the past few weeks...
Avatar f tn i also have a watery discharge during my period. it is clear and odorless. even if there is very little blood on my tampon, it soaks through and leaks through my pad and clothing as well. recently, i have been having less liquid blood and more clots, with a lot of the watery discharge. i have three solid days of going through both a tampon and pad within an hour. i also have severe backache and cramping, and just generally feel ill, which i realize could be just normal period stuff.