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I'm nineteen weeks with a little girl and was recently diagnosed with severe PTSD and severe clinical anxiety do to work conditions. Currently going to therapy twice a week and on medication that is proven safe to use during pregnancy.  My doctors are discussing the idea of a psychiatrist if I do not start seeing a progression in my treatment soon. No one I know understands what I'm going through and tells me to pick my self up and move on.
Is anyone else experiencing this or anything comparable?
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I understand. I'm 10wks. I don't have ptsd but I have anxiety and depression due to loss of family members. I totally think you are doing the right thing. Counseling and medication is what you need to be stable your baby. Just let the others talk. They don't matter only you and your Lil one do.
8264857 tn?1402102733
Thank you for your comment.
Depression is extremely lonely. When you have to separate those not willing to try to listen or understand it becomes even lonelier. Somewhat like when you realize everyone around you has such a negative attitude about every thing big or small. You realize you can't live that way and separating myself from them was quite a journey and some eventually understood, while others still do not.
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I've been dealing with the same thing and I'm 33 weeks pregnant. You are doing the right thing by getting help. You don't want it to get out of hand cause it can lead to postpartum depression after the baby is born. It is hard to cut people off who don't agree with you or they are always negative or whatever the case is. You have to do what you have to so that you and your baby will be happy. If that means telling family and friends not to speak to you, then so be it. It may take some people awhile to jump on board and support you. Some people may not jump on board at all. Do what you believe is right and in the end you and your little one will be better off.
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Ive had ptsd due to Lots of violence & Murder scenes & rape. For you and health of baby i recommend to talk walks when you feel like really attacked. Thats what i do. Because I feel like everybody attacks me all the time so i tend to drown myself in my room. Not so healthy so i try and walk. Talk to a friend that is very trust worthy. Stay strong you can do it if i can make it , im sure you can too. ! Take care and dont stress much.
8264857 tn?1402102733
Thank you both for your comments
I'm feel less alone in this struggle.
I am very nervous about postpartum depression  setting in once my daughter is here. I've dealt with so much in my past I just can't get over the fact that my job has me feeling this way. Everything that I was strong enough to deal with alone still seems much worse than what has happened. Idk if maybe it is just because this time the ones hurting me wasn't someone I was related to had a long relationship with  or had a romantic relationship with. This time it was my team, my superior and my boss.
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