Re: Bipolar and battling anixety.It's a whole new challenge
You know, I don't think it's all that uncommon for new moms. I swear, I think we are getting some weird hormone - or after hormone that makes us hyper alert while they are still little. I remember worrying about the oddest things - and one of them was driving at night. It was really hard to get used to again after having my son & I still am not sure why. I also breastfed and wonder if it had something to do with those hormones? A few friends of mine had similar experiences with their anxiety being heightened. We decided (very unscientifically) that it must be something biological that happens to women after childbirth. Once we started talking, we also realized we all had very vivid fears... like we could see ourselves accidentally falling down the stairs holding the baby or something. When my son was 10 months, I went on Zoloft and that seemed to help me a lot. I went off after three months and still did well for a really long time.
You obviously have had a LOT of changes over the last year, so that's only going to increase your stress. I don't really have much to offer as far as advice goes, but I did want to let you know that someone understood. Hang in there.