Anybody else suffers anxiety that comes and goes? I had crazy anxiety post partum with my second - went on zoloft for a few months and was able to get off quite well. I also have thyroid issues which make everything worse.
Health issues trigger it for me. Recently I got some lab work - everything excellent except my cholesterol was low - I have convinced myself I am dying of cancer somehow. I know this is not rational or true but all I can think about is how if I die I will leave my babies without a mother.
Mind you that I have lost 40 lbs due to diet and exercise and I have probably cut too many fats out of my diet. Anyway doctor was not concerned but I went spinning downhill with the fear.
I am mostly back to normal but after I deal with obsessive thoughts and anxiety I almost stay like that for days/weeks even after I calm down. it feels like I cannot fully breathe. I have to push myself to keep on going with life and just push it aside. At least now after the PPD I can identify that no I am not dying of xyorz it is just the anxiety that feels that way.
Am I the only one? I am thinking maybe I need to see the doctor and get xanax or something of the sort to cut this cycle of anxiety before it escalates. Is this helpful?