Significant anniversary making anxiety worse?

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KiwiKaz
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   Posted 1/19/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone,
 
Does anyone find that coming up to significant anniversaries makes your anxiety worse?  It is coming up to my daughter's first birthday and I had a really tough time having her and recently my anxiety has felt a lot more overwhelming than usual and finding it hard to break out of it. 
 
Thanks!!
 
Karen

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   Posted 1/19/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
It may be that you're remembering your pregnancy. It also could be if you're planning a party and you're having a get together. Family events can be stressful to us because of past issues, maybe from our childhood. Writing your thoughts down may help to discover what is causing the anxiety. Good luck!
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   Posted 1/19/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   

I find anniversaries of deaths to be particularly tough....

i agree with Aries, you are emotionally re-thinking the delivery, planning a party, trying to keep everyone happy- thats enough to make anyone anxious!

Take care,

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KiwiKaz
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   Posted 1/19/2009 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for your replies, it is really appreciated smilewinkgrin

That sounds like it is definitely the case about rethinking the delivery, etc, I keep remembering stuff from the hospital and so forth and it is making me feel constantly on edge.  I have actually booked an appointment with a therapist in a week and a half to try to sort through this issues, sick of feeling on edge all the time and want to be able to manage my anxiety better! 

xo


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   Posted 1/19/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I would really try to put those horrid memeories in the back of your mingd and remember you got a beautiful lil girl out of all of this
I am sure it was prolly the delivery and all the horror and issues that came with it

Enjoy your Blessing...........

Try CBT

Luvs
LYN

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KiwiKaz
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   Posted 1/19/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your reply Lyn! I definitely try to focus on the wonderful little princess I have, I have to admit I absolutely adore being a Mum, there were some issues that were definitely exaspperated from her birth though particulary my blood pressure phobia! I know my blood pressure is perfectly fine normally but get sooooooooo freaked out when I am feeling on edge constantly. I've spoken to my doctor about it and he says I'm not doing damage but I definitely need practice at eliminating my scary/warpy thoughts!

Luv Karen

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   Posted 1/19/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
....I would seriously think about doing CBT
I know it helped me immensely
I was constantly worrying and my OCD was controlling my life

Be well and I am sure you do love your lil angel

Being a Mom is a precious gift

Luvs
Lyn

Happy Birthday to her for me k


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 1/19/2009 5:06:45 PM (GMT-7)


KiwiKaz
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   Posted 1/19/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
It most definitely is a precious gift! Having a child is amazing!! To be honest I think that is one of the things I find tough, I can't understand when I love my daughter so much and the happiest ever that I have to have this anxiety.

The therapist I have been referred to does CBT so I'll have a chat to them, thinking doing CBT and maybe dealing with underlying issues will help matters! I did CBT a couple of years ago but not sure if I had enough sessions to be honest and didn't really keep up with the practice as I got pregnant, not a good enough excuse I know!

Thank you so much for your support, I'll give her a big hug for you!!

xo

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   Posted 1/19/2009 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
THanks so much'

I LOVE being a Mother and I would not trade it for anything
'They bring so much joy and unconditional love into your life

Take care hun

Luvs
LYN
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   Posted 1/19/2009 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   

Awwwwwwwww a birthday party, that is so sweet and at your daugther's age it is one Big Deal.  I am glad you are going to see a therapist as is does seem you  need to resolve some old issues and learn to stay in the moment.

I love being a Mom even to adult children and being a granndma is so much fun.

Enjoy your celebration and Happy Birthday to a special girl.

Hugs

Kitt

 


 

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