PREGNANT WITH PANIC ATTACKS

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anastasia01
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   Posted 7/8/2007 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
i HAD A DAUGHTER LAST NOVEMBER 29, 2006.  SO I HAVE A SEVEN MONTH DAUGHTER.   I AM 24 WEEKS PREGNANT NOW AND THIS WAS AN UNEXPECTED PREGNANCY.  MY PANICK ATTACKS STARTED IN FEBRUARY AND THEY WERE SO BAD I FELT LIKE I DID NOT EXIST.  I WAS AFRAID THAT I WAS GOING TO LOOSE MY MIND.  AND MY PANIC ATTACKS GOT BETTER BUT NOW THEY ARE COMMING BACK AND WHEN THEY DO IT IS VERY BAD.  I START FEELING SO BAD.  I SOMETIMES FEEL LIKE I CANT BREATH OR I WILL BE LOOKING AT SOMETHING AND START THINKING THAT EVERYTHING IS GOING TO DISSAPEAR AND THAT IM GOING TO DIE.  MY HEART RATE HAS GOT UP TO 180 BPM BEFORE.  I GET REAL SCARED LIKE I AM GOING TO DIE AND I THINK OF ALL SORTS OF THINGS THAT DRIVE ME CRAZY.  I CANT EVEN FUNCTION RIGHT.  I DO ALL IT TAKES JUST TO PUT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER.  I AM VERY SCARED about LABOR EVEN THOUGH I WENT THROUGH IT LAST NOVEMBER.  I AM TRYING TO HANG ON WHEN THESE ATTACKS ARE AT THEIR WORSE.  I AM STRONG BUT I HOPE AND PRAY THAT THEY WILL GET BETTER.  IT'S VERY HARD AND VERY SCARY.  I KNOW THAT WHAT IM HAVING IS PANICK BUT EVERYTIME I HAVE ONE I FEEL LIKE SOMETHING IS REALLY WRONG THIS TIME.  BUT I TRY TO TELL MYSELF ITS JUST THE ANXIETY AND IM GOING TO MAKE IT THROUGH THIS.  SOMEONE UNDERSTAND. 

anastasia01
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   Posted 7/8/2007 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I NEED SOME SUPPORTIVE ADVICE. I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.

stkitt
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   Posted 7/8/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi and welcome. I wish you a good stay here. I am Kitt.

Please look around and post as you feel comfortable. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about the site. I brought to the top for you a long post, 3 pages by grl.  Look for the posts that start with Keli...........she too is pregnant.

You will find a lot of info in this thread that may benefit you.

Can you tell us what it is that scares you the most? Maybe we could help you work with that?

We are so so happy that you found us and your poll was a good idea.

Please stay as other members will be along with support and advice. Gentle hugs to you.

Kitt


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Kitt
 
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anastasia01
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   Posted 7/8/2007 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
WELL WHEN I AM HAVING THESE PANIC ATTACKS, LIFE ITSELF SCARES ME. I FEEL AS THOUGH IT'S TOO MUCH TO HANDLE. I GET SCARED AND ANXIOUS about LABOR. AND HAVING TO RAISE TWO YOUNG CHILDREN. I AM ONLY 22 AND I DO NOT REGRET BEING PREGNANT OR ALREAY BEING A MOTHER. I LOVE MY BABY GIRL AND I WILL LOVE THE NEW BABY JUST AS MUCH BUT I GET UPSET. I DONT WANT TO HAVE PANICK ATTACKS WHEN I AM IN LABOR BECAUSE I MAY FEEL LIKE SOMETHING WENT WRONG OR I MIGHT DIE. I GET REAL SCARED about THIS. I KNOW THAT I AM STRONG AND THAT THINGS WILL GET BETTER BUT ANXIETY AN DPANIC IS SUCH A HORRIBLE AND HARD THING TO GO THROUGH FOR ANYONE. I WOULD NOT WISH IT UPON MY WORST ENEMY.

anastasia01
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   Posted 7/8/2007 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
THANKYOU KITT FOR BEING SUPPORTIVE AND FRIENDLY
ANASTASIA


stkitt
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   Posted 7/8/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Anastasia

Panic attacks symptoms have never harmed anyone. So keep that in mind. They are scary and uncomfortable but they do no permanent damage.

Many women experience worsening of their anxiety symptoms during pregnancy, and it seems that the first trimester may be particularly difficult. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and relaxation techniques may be very useful for treating anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and may reduce the need for medication.

Some women, however, may not be able to remain symptom-free during pregnancy without medication .  This is where you need to consult with your physician. There are medications that have been used while pregnant but I am not a professional so I would not want to even make a suggestion.

Will you have an epidural for the birth of your new baby as most women knowing they won't feel the pain have less fear of the labor.?

FYI, I had my children when I was young and I was out of control by the end all 4 labors..........so don't worry about being out of control.  They had no epidurals way way back then. lol.

Stay with us and keep posting. (((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))


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Kitt
 
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*

Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
______________________________________________________
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


hunnybunny
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   Posted 7/8/2007 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Anasatia,  Welcome to this site.  It really helps to see other people get the same feelings with their attacks as you.  Maybe some of your panic attacks could be caused by post partum.  When I got these attacks it really helped to talk things through with someone I loved and trusted.  The best one for me was my daughter who is a Phyician's assistant.  She would kind of relax me by asking me questions like, "Okay Mom what do you think caused you to become anxious"?  Then she would say things like "Explain what you are feeling?, (The discomfort)"  I would explain it to her and she would ask me if I felt this discomfort before and I would say yes.  Then she would explain that now I knew it was a panic attack and that soon it would past.  Some how it seemed to work with me because I would begin to realize that it would past so I would let the feelings run their course.  It didn't make it okay it just seemed to make it easier to deal with the attack.  She also explained that once someone gets panic attacks on a regular basic that they can happen even when the situation doesn't warrant it.  Like when we are having a great time.  Its been 2 years since I have had my last one, but while I was having them they lasted about 2 years.  I pray ,with your doctor's help ,you will get pasted this.  Congrats on baby #2.  My daughter has a 15 month old and a newborn. Hunnybunny
 

anastasia01
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   Posted 7/8/2007 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
GOOD ADVICE HUNNY BUNNY. THANKS
ANASTASIA


hunnybunny
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   Posted 7/8/2007 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Anastasia, Sorry I spelt your name wrong in my reply the first time.  Hunnybunny tongue

Sunshine1108
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   Posted 7/8/2007 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Anastasia,
 
Welcome and congrats on your bundles of joy!   :-)
 
We understand how you feel.  Panic attacks are very scary, but as Kitt said they will not do permanent damage.  I would contact your physician and let him know what you are going through.  Maybe he can prescribe something for you that will be safe for you and your baby! 
 
Please keep us updated and continue to post.  Good Luck to you dear!
 
Mary 
 
 

anastasia01
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   Posted 7/8/2007 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
TODAY HAS BEEN PRETTY GOOD. I FELT A LITTLE ANXIOUS EARLIER BUT I FEEL BETTER NOW. I KNOW I WILL FEEL BETTER about IT ALL AFTER I HAVE THE BABY. IT IS JUST SO STRESSFUL KNOWING I HAVE TO GO THROUGH LABOR AGIAN:) I KEEP TELLING MYSELF EVERYDAY THAT EVERYTHING WILL GO WELL AND IT WILL BE OVER AND I WILL BE HOME WITH BOTH MY BABIES. I KNOW THINGS MAY GET REAL HARD WITH TWO CHILDREN BUT I AM STRONG AND I CAN MAKE IT. I AM NOT A GIVING UP PERSON. SOMETIMES WHEN MY PANIC ATTACKS ARE SO BAD I FEEL LIKE THERE IS NO HOPE BUT I NEVER GIVE UP AND I MAKE IT THROUGH. THIS IS MY FIRST PLACE I VE JOINED LIKE THIS AND IT IS VERY HELPFUL FOR ME TO READ about WHAT EVERYONE IS GOING THROUGH JUST SO I KNOW IM NOT THE ONLY ONE. AND WHEN I RECOGNIZE THAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME SYMPTOMS AS ME THEN I FEEL EVEN MORE BETTER AND LESS SCARED. I APPRECIATE ALL THE SUPPORT FROM EACH OF YOU. JUST SOME NICE WORDS SPOKEN TO ME MEANS MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY. I READ THAT A SUPPORT GROUP IS HELPFUL AND THIS IS WHAT I WOULD CALL MY SUPPORT GROUP.
ANASTASIA


Chuckle.xxx
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   Posted 7/9/2007 3:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there, In 2004 I found out I was pregnant for the second time and I was so scared because I was completely housebound and suffered panic attacks too.
I was so scared of going through labour again to the extent that abortion could have been the wway for me to go!
How I think about it is, there are people out there with 6 kids and still they go back for more.
When I was in labour there was very little worry and when you are in full blown labour I was concentrating that much I didn't feel any different to the way i felt when I had my first son (before I suffered anxiety) than I did with my second...
 
I am sure you will be fine
Good luck.
I wish you all the very best with your pregnancy, birth and 2 children
:-)

lisag
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   Posted 7/9/2007 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
let me start by saying i am 19 weeks pregnant and have a 2 year old son.  My anxiety is through the roof has been this whole pregnancy.  I can't get it to settle down. I told the dr and they said to keep taking my meds..at this point a change would be more harmful then helpful i take xanax .25 3x daily.  It helps a little sometimes.  not always.  It's hard but i think for me the hardest thing to handle is having another c section. i fear that something terrible will happen to me during surgery or something will happen post op that will ultimately take my life.  I am afraid of antidepressents as i had a very bad experience with them in the past.  Sorry to get so off topic.. I guess what i am trying to say is that we will be ok because above everything else our children need us and we know that.  We have to be strong for them. That usually always helps me when i am afraid that i am going to die or go crazy i just think of how my child needs me now more than anything and it helps..kind of a reality check. 

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Jeminij
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   Posted 7/12/2007 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I too am 7 weeks pregnant and dealing with anxiety and lyme disease. I suffer from anxiety as a result of chronic lyme disease and it has been miserable. I was surprised to find out that I was pregnant 3 weeks ago and I have been a nervous wreck since. I worry about every possible thing. My health being #1. Will I be able to handle sick given that I have been so sick in my past. Will I freak out and end up in the hospital. My heart is irregular so I think it will fail on me and I will die. I have the worst case of morning sickness (24/7 nausea) and that worries me as I get dizzy a lot and haven't been able to get out of bed for the past 2 weeks. I hate doctors and hospitals and medicine and know I know I have to face those fears with a new baby coming. Can't avoid it. I know anxiety is worse in the first trimester and for some does get better during pregnancy so I hope that is true for me. I also worry about labor. Will I die. Will I need a c-section? If I do will I recover. Will I relapse from my illness after birth? Will my baby be sick. There are so many things in this world to worry about, but then I tell myself, I am pregnant for a reason. This is my first. If I was too sick it wouldn't have happened. Woman and anxiety have existed forever and anxiety never killed anyone. It just makes you think the worst and fear life. It is terrible. I never took meds for my anxiety as I recovered from it through therapy. It retuned when my illness relapsed and I was in the midst of recovering when I got pregnant so I wasn't exactly ready or prepared for this. I am 32 and can't wait to be a mom, but looking forward for this pregancy to be over so I can stop worrying about my health. It hasn't been pleasant too far and I fear more now knowing it isn't just my body anymore to worry about.

We are stronger than we know. You are lucky to know how this feels and to have already done it once and to know that you were fine and you will be fine again. Being a first timer, I don't know what is normal is what is not, what is lyme and what is pregnancy or what is hormones and what is actually me. It is a very scary time, but it will pass, our babies will be born and they will be great and then we can worry about them forever.

stkitt
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   Posted 7/12/2007 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   

anastasia01

Hey there, how are you? I hope you are doing better and please remember we are all here to support you. Let us hear from you and how are you doing.
 
Gentle Hugs.
 
Respectfully
Kitt
 
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*

Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
______________________________________________________
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter

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