Driving myself nuts with worry.

Discussion in 'Coping and Compassion' started by StitchesGr8Fan, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. StitchesGr8Fan

    StitchesGr8Fan DIS Veteran

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    I’m so glad I have an appointment with a new therapist on Tuesday, because I definitely need someone to talk to.

    Long story short, my 7 month old was hospitalized overnight for RSV. He is much better now, but the doctor said he is at risk for the next 3 months.

    I’ve dealt with anxiety my whole life, and I think I’m dealing with a roaring case of postpartum anxiety. I want to keep my son in a bubble, away from all germs. I want to pull him out of daycare, which isn’t an option. My heart races every time he sneezes or spits up. I’m a nervous wreck and have it in my head he is going to be hospitalized again.

    I know it’s the anxiety talking, but I’m so stuck in my own head it is hard to enjoy the holidays. I just want both of my children to be healthy and ok!
     
  2. mommasita

    mommasita DIS VETERAN Moderator

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    I’m glad your son is doing much better .

    I would think your feelings are normal considering your anxiety . Don’t be too hard on yourself . Glad you have an appt coming up. Let us know how it goes . Giant hugs
     
  3. MrVargas

    MrVargas Earning My Ears

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    This post actually helps me understand my wife a little better. She also has anxiety and also goes crazy over our kid's health. Myself taking the lead on these issues seems to help. Lately she was going crazy over my son's skin which was having very bad reactions to something. She drives herself and everyone nuts calling the doctor and trying a whole bunch of different things at once. I decided to take over, I tried one thing that seemed to work, I was consistent and did not make a big deal. A week later he's as good as new. Perhaps someone can fill in in a similar way.

    Or perhaps I'm being the typical guy with a "let me fix it" approach.
     

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