I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy couple of weeks ago and I've been dealing with a really bad postpartum anxiety/depression/hypochondria...you name it! Basically, I start every day being extremely sad, without any reason, start crying when I look at my beautiful baby and my other child and start worrying about all kind of health things that are actually only in my mind, as my doctor always reassures me everything is ok with me or my children. Just to give you an example, my older child has a skin bacterial infection and the doctor assured me it's nothing serious and he will be better soon but I started worrying what if there'd be complications, although these are extremely rare, almost non-existent.
When it comes to me, any pain, discomfort, sore, mole, new symptom etc is a sign of something serious, although I had them all checked by my doctor and was told it's really nothing to worry about. Everything looks just normal and in a way I know this is true! But my mind sometimes says differently!
My biggest enemy: dr. google! I try to stay away from it but sometimes I find myself googling symptoms, which I know can make anxiety even worse.
I'll start seeing a therapist in a week and have been on Zoloft for several day and hope everything will be fine soon.
I am sure there are other moms out there that are going or have gone through the same situation and just wonder how they cope, whether they have any tips, as I do feel very frustrated that instead of enjoying the time with my kids, I keep being sad, worried, irritable!!!