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Trying to conceive with Anxiety Disorder

Hi everyone.

I have always suffered with anxiety issues and was diagnosed a few years ago with generalised anxiety disorder. I got married at the end of November, moved house in December. I came off my contraceptive pill in November and I also started on propranolol 30mg a day to help with the anxiety.

I take all the vitamins needed and have for months, I am currently trying to get a better track of my ovulation and cycle but just wondered if there are other people in the same position as me?

I'm currently a stay at home wife as I left my job before the wedding. I could do with getting a job to have some pocket money so to speak but get very anxious as soon as I start thinking cvs, obviously not good for stress levels when trying to conceive.

I have just taken an ovulation test and it was negative despite a tracker saying I should be ovulating now,

I am currently going through the early stages of having cbt therapy so in the long term I'm hoping things will get better,

I have so much worry and so many questions at the minute and have no idea who to turn to.

Should I look for a job or will it be to much stress?

Should I be tracking ovulation and focusing on getting pregnant or focus on other things?

Should I be focused on yoga and finding an enjoyable hobby rather than a job that may stress me out more,

Should I hold off trying for a baby?

Should I ask about changing the medication I'm on?

Hoping someone has experience with similar things or is going through something similar.

I'm feeling so lost right now

1 Reply

Hiya. Not sure about everything else but I know if you only came off the pill at the end of last year then it can take 6 months up to a year for your ovulation to regulate or happen at all. I know that doesn't help but you may have to be patient and wait until that's sorted itself out. Still try sex though as you never know xxx good luck xxx


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