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To those with anxiety

So I've been off my anxiety/depression meds since I found out. I have been able to find ways to deal with it without medication. I've been on almost every med there is, there isn't any that would work and be safe to take right now, I've already disscussed it with my dr. I was diagnosed when I was 8 with depression, anxiety, OCD and a panic disorder. My body builds up immunity to medication fast which *****. Anyways today has been bad. I've come close to hyperventalating multiple times and it's difficult to calm myself down. I woke up feeling like this. What are some ways you have found to work to calm yourself down?
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Oh yes i know the feeling. One that was safe while pregnant made my panic attacks worse it was so scary! But i noticed if i go on a walk and get excercise it helps out a lot :)
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I did the whole visualize yourself in a safe place thing, with walks, and baby stuff made me happy. But what I noticed I have been surprisingly happy my whole pregnancy with very few panic attacks, I think my hormones in my brain leveled out from being pregnant.
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I was diagnosed with Bipolar Schzophrenia. I refuse to take medicine while pregnant and breastfeeding.
It is rough.. I wish ypu the best of luck,  because it only gets worse.
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Therapy really really has helped while I was off my meds. But now that im in the 3rd tri I am back on anxiety/antidepressants just really liw doses, which diesnt help much, but theyre really worried about ppd
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@austin blake what medication? I got prescribed zoloft from the doc but when i went to pick it up the pharmacist said it was category c during third trimester. Im worried about ppd as well.
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I have a book that really helps babe. I was diagnosed with anxiety after the birth of my son. Do you have an email? Ill send it to you x
10007886 tn?1413290774
Zoloft. Zoloft is the safest one to use during pregnancy.  I went to 2 drs and a psychologies to make sure I'd be ok
8924846 tn?1410576501
And Zoloft has never worked for me.
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excersise and keeping your mind occupied will help a lot.
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