I have suffered from anxiety for a few years and am a lot better at handling it now than when it first started. In the beginning I was off work for 3 months and had many sessions with a very good therapist which helped slightly.
After overcoming the worst and looking back I realised how much it took its toll on my life and always said I never wanted to go back to that place again.
However, although still not confirmed as I've had 3 negative tests I am a week late for my period which has never happened before. As a big anxiety sufferer I also have a severe phobia of hospitals, needles, illnesses etc this is triggering my anxiety off to the max.
Although most would see pregnancy news as happy and exciting, I am literally dreading it and sooo scared.
I did pay to have private bloods done last month which I did myself at home through finger prick tests to try and put my mind at ease a bit with my nerves. My results came back fine - a clear indication its my nerves tricking me. I am really hoping if I am pregnant that the hospital will accept these results and I wont have to have bloods done as I cannot bear the thought of this.
Has anyone else been through this before and suffered in the same way I do? If so, how did you cope?