I'm the male half of a couple. We've been having IVF for 4 1/2 years and were trying to conceive for some time before this.
It has of course been a long road with 5 failed transfers. The fantastic news is that we are now 16 weeks pregnant and all looks well. I'm over the moon of course. However, bizarrely, since we actually had the 12 week scan(which turned out to be 14 week scan actually) I've become incredibly anxious and stressed. I feel light headed, edgy and hollow/jelly legged!
The ivf journey has exposed me to be quite prone to anxiety and stress-something I had never really considered myself to be before. I did, for about 6 months after our first failed treatment, take antidepressants. Seemed to settle down and was able to cope without them.
Christmas 2015 through into January I also felt many of symptoms I'm feeling right now-my wife and I were struggling through a difficult patch and work was very hard for most of 2015. We came through and started the treatment that has brought us to this point.
I just don't understand why I feel so terrible. My own diagnosis would be that I've basically been permenantly stressed under the surface for the last 5 years and suddenly the thing that has been largely causing that has 'gone'. So now my brain is confused-it's forgotten how to relax? Of course I understand the worry isn't over... There's still a long way to go with the pregnancy and of course looking after a child! but we have to be positive.
So I just wondered if there was anyone out there whom had experienced similar symptoms. I'd be very grateful for any replies.
I'm also more than happy to help anyone else-if indeed I can!
Thanks for reading