(Closed) Hypochondriac and Pregnancy!?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Haha I can’t relate to hypo during pregnancy, but I think that is a reason I don’t want to ttc right now–because I am scared of giving blood and going through labor. Silly, I know, and I also know that once I see my baby it will all have been worth it, but I can’t just change my feelings, you know? It is going to take a LOT to get me to remain stress free throughout pregnancy given that I have GAD.

Good luck! We need to relax πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not a hypochondriac, but I suffer from anxiety, and was worried about the same things you are.  Anyway, I’m 25 weeks now and believe it or not, with all the excitement from the BFP to the baby registry, I’m able to keep my anxiety symptoms at bay.  I do worry, naturally, like any pregnant woman would. But, I feel better after my monthly appointments when I know baby is ok, and even now that baby kicks a lot I feel assured things are ok.  I’m not perfect and there are times when I do find myself a little anxious, so I make sure to get enough rest, take a warm bath or take a walk to get my mind off things.  Good Luck, you will be fine =)

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MissCurlyQ:  Ha, I will be in the same position as you when we TTC in a few years. I too am interested in knowing how women deal with it.

I am so paranoid and I know I’ll be freaking out that I’m going to miscarry or something’s wrong with the baby etc. And I am sure it won’t get any better when he/she is born! ARGH.

Good thing my SO is rational and level-headed πŸ˜› he usually calms me down…

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MissCurlyQ:  Oh yes, he’s a saint for putting up with me haha. I do drive him a bit crazy at times, though.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Would it be possible to work with a therapist as soon as you get the BFP (or even before)?  It may be helpful to have a weekly session to “vent” and discuss all your anxieties without feeling judgement, basically prescribed worry time.  A therapist will also be an expert in anxiety reduction and symptom management which will be very important for your health and the health of your baby during pregnancy.    

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I wouldn’t say that I am a hypochondriac but I am pretty sure that I am seriously ill with 2 – 3 currently undiagnosed terminal illnesses so… ya know!! 

I am 6 and a half weeks pregnant and so far I am freaking out a bit about a few new things.  I have a black dot floating in my left eye; my head feels kind of like I am underwater; my skin is itching like mad and only at night; and my heart seems to keep forgetting how to beat and kind of hiccups back into life.  To me, that means I have some kind of partial retinal detachment / hemorrhage, high blood pressure that will soon make my head explode, that liver condition that pregnant ladies get and a grossly enlarged heart caused by heart failure… sigh. 

The only thing that has helped me so far is reading these boards and books so that I realise that some of these things are normal pregnancy symptoms.  I am also going to speak to my doctor about all of these at my next appointment I think, but, hilariously, I don’t want her to think I am a hypochondriac so I may hold at least some of them back!! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@OhBeeHive84:  

@MissCurlyQ:  

I’m freaking out too. Not hypo, but I do get panic attacks relating to all things health and the human body. Weird stuff sets me off, mostly visual stuff. I’m making steps towards going to see a therapist about it, one who has experience in pregnancy issues, now that I’m expecting. I feel like a terrible human being and first time mother saying it, but I worry that I’ll have a panic attack and end up with intentions to hurt myself or the fetus. So far so good. Just deal with the mood swings as they come up and be sure to talk to people I can trust. 

Never seen a therapist before in my life, never wanted to. I really just want to make this pregnancy go as smoothly and healthily as possible so I figure it’s worth it.

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