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hey all. thought i would see what others would think i am/have? if anything. i am thinking anxiety.<br><br>
my biggest problem is worrying over stuff, not just worrying, but obsessive, can't sleep, can't eat or even think when i am obsessing. if i am worried about something, i tend to turn it into all kinds of what ifs and theories and get myself even more worked up. mostly this involves DD or DH.<br><br>
example, when i started to go to school, would constantly imagine that something could happen to DD when she was at my friend's house, drown, get injury, etc and it would be MY fault since i wanted to go back to school. when she is with DH and i am at work, if she got in an accident, it would be my fault that i chose to work part-time, etc. sometimes these fears get me so worked up i am totally crying. i almost quit school because of it.<br><br>
if DH is upset with me or we have an argument, i start thinking that he is going to leave me, how will i support my DD, etc. it drives him crazy when i take something he says and turn it into some full fledged theory of how our marriage will be over, etc.<br><br>
i also can't get an idea out of my head once it is there. this includes the above and also things i want. if i want something, say a car or something small, i constantly think about it and search for it until i get it. i am not content until i have whatever it is. from small things to big things. sometimes i eventually get over it, but usually not.<br><br>
is this just normal anxiety? or something that needs more attention? i mostly worry because it was way worse postpartum and i am pregnant again.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s to you. I think we all worry about those things to some degree. What makes it a problem is if you feel it is affecting your life. It seems you do think it is by stating that you cannot eat or sleep because of the worries.<br><br>
Those pregnancy hormones do make anxiety and things worse for some people.<br><br>
If you feel this is something that is negatively affecting your life, perhaps talking to a professional is worthwhile. IMO, it really depends on how much of a problem YOU think it is. Some people are worry-worts and don't think it is a problem.<br><br>
I hope this helps and I hope things get better for you. A counselor can teach you ways to control the thougts so that you are at least able to get some sleep.
 
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