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Anxiety and panic attacks

Im 29 weeks pregnant and have just started getting really bad panic attacks and anxiety it seems to be skating alday and alnight the doctor has now put me on Sertraline is anyone else suffering with these in pregnancy
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I think it depends. Some days I feel like the whole world has collapsed around me and I'm not sure how to cope, although most days I feel fine. I've not asked to be put on anything as I prefer not to take medication. Maybe talking about things with a friend or family member, no matter how trivial they seem, might help? Easier said than done!
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I've gotten them worse this preg.I'm not sure what will help.I know taking a walk helps me sometimes but if I'm having anixety already I start getting a lot of contractions when I walk...
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I'm having them too!  They started around week 30.  I'll be 36 weeks tomorrow.  They're getting easier to control. I try to change my environment as soon as one starts.  It's not easy to do but if I can, I try to go for a walk, or put music on, or color something, anything to change what's going on.  I've even tried watching Bob Ross paint on YouTube (he's very calming).  Sometimes though they're too severe and I just have to lay down and try to get through it.  It's not easy and I wish you luck, but know you're not alone.
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