I am seeking some advice because I started having panic attacks a couple of months back. I think it happened because I took a job working from home which I though was a good thing, but turns out it left me feeling completely isolated and I became agoraphobic.
Then I started having anxiety just going out and doing normal things, again, this all stemmed from working at home, but also buying a new house (in a more isolated location-makes me freak out just thinking of moving there!) and a couple of deaths in the family.
So, loads of catalysts have all come together at once and created this perfect storm of anxiety!
So, I have been seeing a cognitive therapist, my last choice was to go on meds because my husband and I were trying for a baby. The therapy wasn't really helping my anxiety too much, I was still having the panic attacks although maybe less of them. I think the therapy brought up more things from my past that I'd tried to forget and maybe ended up making my anxiety worse?
Anyway, I decided I needed to take back control of my life so I went on the meds. Prozac and Xanax (as needed because the Prozac is giving me an increased anxiety effect).
Now, what do I do about trying for the baby?
Had anyone here started and then stopped meds when they became pregnant. I heard that Prozac is safe to use in pregnacy but I really wouldn't want to even take that risk.
I heard that the hormones released during pregnancy can sometimes eliminate panic attacks altogether (whilst pregnant)? Anyone know if there is any truth to that?
It seems that many of the posts on this board are either from younger people or people who already have kids....I am trying to figure this out because I am in mid thirties and really don't want to wait any longer for kids. My career always came first, but now I am at a place where that is less important to me and I want to be able to build a family of my own. maybe the deaths in my family made me realise how short life is?
I would really love to hear anyones thoughts or advice on this subject!