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8/18/15 2:35 P

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I don't personally suffer from any of that.

I can tell you that my sister used to be on medication for anxiety. When they started TTC, she went off of everything. Once she got pregnant and since she had the baby, I feel like she's had a lot less anxiety issues. Must be something with the hormones. The baby is now 14 months and she still hasn't had a lot of issues.

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5/26/15 7:16 P

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I've had intermittent anxiety and depression issues, and PTSD... not currently on anything, but also very concerned about how this could affect me during pregnancy. After two MCs I am wondering if my stress/anxiety level could have contributed to my health & ability to carry a baby (both were unplanned pregnancies so I was Freaking OUT), so I'm planning to talk to my GP and midwife about best ways to manage it this time around. Hopefully since we are TTC this time I will feel more prepared.

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I'm on escitalopram and I've been instructed to wean myself off when I decide I'm ready to TTC. The Dr says I can stay on it pregnant but if I can manage not to take it they'd like me to stop.

I'm a little worried about the transition but I really trust my GP and my OB-GYN, they are realistic, straightforward people that don't sugarcoat reality.

My MIL and husband already have an action plan in place for managing my stress during my next pregnancy. I'm here to tell you that if you let your anxiety and stress get out of control and something happens to your baby (like it did for me) you'll drive yourself crazy by wishing you had not let yourself get so out of control. I'm a cautionary tale.

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Hello All!

Anyone else out there suffer from a chronic anxiety disorder (GAD, OCD, Panic Attacks etc...).

I myself have suffered with OCD and panic attacks for 11 years. I am currently doing very well with a combination of talk therapy, exposure-response prevention therapy and a low dose medication (Lexapro).

Husband and I are going to start TTC in May and are struggling with some decisions about the best approach for ensuring I maintain the lowest level of anxiety possible throughout our pregnancy.

Any fellow anxiety sufferers struggling with the same decisions? I'd love to share any resources you have found on the subject :)

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