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As usual: I am NOT a doctor, and I am not formally educated on mental illness. You should see a doctor to learn about your options. You should discuss any and all treatments with your doctor.
I thought my anxiety series was all wrapped up
Dealing with anxiety in pregnancy isn’t something I had ever given much thought to before – and I had shared (more or less) all the basics of the things I know about living well with anxiety.
But of course, there’s always more to learn. In fact, every new experience offers me a choice – A) choose to learn how to deal or B) spiral into full blown prolonged panic mode. (This option comes with insomnia, depression and general lack of functioning. Woohoo!)
I used to choose option B far more often than I care to admit – but that’s because it’s hard to deal with anxiety when you don’t know how… and that’s why learning how is so important.
I know how to deal with my anxiety on a day to day basis. I can keep it under control most of the time:
- I rely heavily on natural supplements to keep my anxiety at bay.
- Eating properly is important.
- Running is a HUGE anxiety buster for me.
- Making good decisions that keep me in control (as much as possible) of my life really helps.
Turns out pregnancy blows all those things out of the water. (more…)