ok....now I'm looking for things to worry and obsess about

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   Posted 8/6/2009 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Its seems like ever since I left my job at the end of may......my anxiety has been on the rise.  I recently broke up with a guy who I dated for alittle less than a month and that is still weighing down my mind.  I met a new guy and things started looking up.  Then I started to convince myself that I was pregnant.  I went off the pill because I couldn't afford it without a job and I did get intimate with the last guy I dated.  We didnt practice the most saftest sex but we were careful.  I know....I'm 28 and I should know better.  Anywho....I realized the past week my anxiety has been bad due to hormones....since I was probably experiencing some PMS.  I honestly feel from the bottom of my mind and heart that I am not pregnant.  I've even started to have some signs of getting my period and still....I'm filled with anxiety.  Why am I doing this to myself?  I'm not sure I would handle it mentally if for some crazy reason that I was pregnant.  I had intercourse on sat night.....is it too soon to take a pregnancy test.  I feel like I'm slowly gonna drive myself crazy.  Help!!!  I'm embarrassed to even ask anyone like a friend about this.  I told my mom that I was feeling anxious and why.....but I feel so stupid and guilty for not being more careful.  I can't stop blaming myself and I can't stop the what ifs.  I need some kind words.  thank you.

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   Posted 8/7/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   

Are you seeing a therapist? If not, I would highly recommend it. They have alot of great techniques to help you change your thought patterns. Also, we have an online CBT program in our resources thread, maybe you should give that a try.

Good luck!
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   Posted 8/7/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
You should take a pregnancy test. This will put your mind at ease. You have a lot going on with leaving your job, breaking up with one guy and dating a new one. Now this pregnancy scare. Slow down and start taking care of "you". It sounds like you've been neglecting your health. Take things slowly, find a hobby or exercise that you enjoy and I would suggest carrying condoms just in case. Good luck!
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