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Anxiety and pregnancy

So i have bad anxiety anyway and am on meds. I am 7 and half weeks pregnant and before this i felt like meda had started working as anxiety was getting easier however now i feel like im back to square one. I get a deep sucken feeling in my heart and chest alot and keep getting palpitations. I also feel very dizzy. Is this normal and due to being pregnant?

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Hi hollieedridge first of all congratulations on your pregnancy it's very exciting time for you. I have two kids and in pregnancy your body nead to work really hard specially your heart and a lot of changes occur not just on the outside inside your body too and because of your hormones you'r anxiety it's worse and you worry but don't,try to relax go for a walk it's best for pregnancy. I hope you feel better soon, and enjoy your pregnancy it's a beautiful time enjoy every minute.Take care.

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I would see if you can go to a cardiologist to be on the safe side. I had terrible arrhythmia every pregnancy that go away after delivery. I still get palpitations here and there daily but they required meds when pregnant they were so bad.

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It’s normal for anxiety. Illness, nausea and lightheaded I guess would be normal in pregnancy. I had some. I had literal black out spells. My doctor sent me to a neurology specialist and I also had testing for gestational diabetes. Anytime you have symptoms during pregnancy you should discuss them with your doctor. The risks are way too great not to be on the safe side. I would always be cautious. I know you are experiencing symptoms common with anxiety. Did you stop your meds? That can cause detox as well which has similar symptoms. Obviously certain things are emergent. Bleeding for one. I’m not sure I would consider this emergent but phone call or appointment worthy. Have you discussed your anxiety in detail with your doctor? That’s important. Some anxiety however is just to be expected. However too much can be unhealthy. I hope they can help you with maintenance of anxiety.

Much love!

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I havnt stopped meds x

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Good. As long as it’s safe with being pregnant that’s awesome. Glad that hear that.

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Hey girl. I have an 11 month old. I have had anxiety for like 10 years now. When I got pregnant my anxiety went through the roof!!!.... only for like the first trimester and then I calmed down a lot. I actually got less anxious than I was pre pregnancy! Honestly I’m expecting it again if I have another baby. Just know that your body is doing a lot right now so I’m sure it’s normal to have anxiety flare up. HCG (the hormone you’re mass producing right now to jumpstart growing the baby) is like a stimulant. They actually prescribe it to people for weight loss because it gets your body all reved up. It peaks somewhere mid pregnancy and then goes down I think. Just get through the beginning and you should feel better. Also obviously do whatever cognitive things you have to do to calm yourself as much as you can. I remember feeling like I was going to freaking die because i was so anxious. It will pass. I got palpitations and dizziness too. In the first half of pregnancy progesterone causes your blood pressure to drop (so you get dizzy).... and you’re making a lot of blood. I got skipped beats and everything. I went to the ER over it and everything was normal

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Hi there

I'm 19 weeks pregnant and in my first trimester my anxiety returned with a vengeance, it was the worst it had been in a long time. I had lot's of heart palpitations which my Doctor said "that's good" to. It's common in pregnancy to have them and it's common for anxiety sufferers to get them. I would worry about them and they would definitely get worse. I also had bad dizziness which is also common in pregnancy and anxiety. So if you're suffering from these two symptoms try not to worry any more about it and just accept that they are from your pregnancy and probably made worse by your anxiety or vice versa:)

I started to feel much better by about week 14 so just try to take it easy and not think to much about how your body is feeling, you're growing a human inside of you, you're not meant to feel great physically and mentally, your body is working over time and it will be exhausted. Sleep as much as you can. You will start to feel better trust me! This will pass.

You should join a pregnancy app, I have found it really useful reading about what other women experience, it's crazy what our body can do. It also makes you realise this is the most natural thing we as humans can do, so let go of the fear your body knows what to do.

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