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22/01/2013 at 11:50
How are you doing just now?
I'm struggling at the moment - my anxiety is back with a vengeance so it seems, and just now it has also caused a horrific flare up of my IBS too. I've been off my ADs (citalopram) since we started TTC O, but I'm wondering whether it is time to admit I might need to go back on them? I'm happy in myself and love being a mummy more than anything, just can't seem to get over my anxieties when out in public just now and it is hindering our efforts to make new friends etc x
22/01/2013 at 12:01
Sounds like it might be worth a trip to see your GP particularly since it's affecting your health with the IBS, although it doesn't mean you have to go back on the ADs - CBT might be helpful to give you tools to help with your anxieties. I know I feel so much better on them that I'd be happy to always be on them than feel like I do without them
I'm not doing too bad myself, I've been quite upset about some singing related things recently, but it's not the depression, just having been treated like sh!t by some certain people to do with my singing. But I'm trying to put it behind me and look at and do other things instead - my singing is something that really keeps me going, so having something to work towards with it is very important to me
22/01/2013 at 12:08
Glad to hear you're doing well DD and I completely agree....I'd happily be on them for life if it made me able to function etc. 4 flare ups in the past 9 months alone, whereas I had none at all in the time I was on the medication and only 1 whilst pregnant.
Sorry to hear that certain people are being rotten to you about your singing....stick at it, we all need a focus in our lives and if singing is what makes you happy then sod them and keep going! xx
22/01/2013 at 12:11
Thanks Coco, I am trying to ignore them, but it's hard sometimes. Luckily I have a fantastic singing teacher who's always praising my singing, and has even asked me to sing in a concert with him over all his other pupils!
22/01/2013 at 12:31
Can I join in? Iv also had awful anxiety and after having C got post natal depression. I'm now weaned off my tabs and doing well, but I return to work next Monday to a completely new team and job and I am not coping well at all. Doesn't help I've never really left C. Some days I feel I can take in the world and others I just want to hide in a corner. I just really don't want to go back onto he meds, I'm hoping once I'm back in work and settled I will relax slightly.
Coco I know exactly where your coming from about being out in public and making friends. I cnt go to groups etc on my own and none of my friends have babies so it's hard.
Deedee sorry to hear people are making you feel like crap. Ignoring is always the best way but its just so difficult when it's always on your mind.
22/01/2013 at 12:35
LO, of course you can! I completely get where you are coming from with the up and down of it all....some days I feel confident and others I can't face leaving the house. I've moved to a new area since O was 4 months old so still trying to settle in and get to know people. I've found one group where the girls are fab but obviously now with a lot of people with LO's O's age going back to work it's like starting all over again. I really hope your new team/role surprises you and that you settle in well. Where abouts are you?
DD - Wow, being picked to sing with your teacher is fab! Well done you! I'd love to hear you sing x
22/01/2013 at 12:45
I'm in South Wales. Same situation as you we moved to new area a few weeks before C was born. I really need to make more of an effort but it is a battle. We go to groups with my sil but no where near where I live and she is going back to work soon but ill be working evenings so definitely need to go places on my own.
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