So I've been feeling anxious a lot lately and I'm SO frustrated. I've been dealing with anxiety since I was 15 and now I'm 31
I go though spells of feeling great then I go back down to lots of anxiety. I do take Sertraline 100mg once daily, but considering my husband and I have been discussing children in the near future I'm nervous of staying on that; has anyone taken this during pregnancy? Lately, for the past 2-3 days, I've been feeling like pressure on the sides of my head and of course it's making me super anxious thinking I have a brain tumor or something awful. I feel like I could be coming down with a cold ( I teach elementary school and everyone is coughing and sneezing on you all the time).. Last week, I had pain in my knee, then in my leg so of course my anxious mind went to google and a blood clot in my leg was my latest worry. However, after the pain moved to a different part of my other leg and other areas of my body, I was able to cross that off the list (having no other symptoms of one of course) but now I wonder what it was causing the pain. It has since gone away for the most part, which I wonder if maybe I was coming down with something, thus leading to my head pressure now? My anxious mind just always goes to a place of a hypochondriac, the worst case scenario that could possibly be wrong with me. Ugh. I have a drs appointment tomorrow for my physical with my primary doctor and I always get nervous that they are going to find something terribly wrong in my blood work or something. And of course, with my anxiety of going to the drs in the first place, my blood pressure and pulse are usually elevated which always happens when I go there. I just needed to reach out and in hopes others have felt these feelings and I'm not totally loosing it here...anxious 31 year old waiting for responses
Thank you all for your support.