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Offline Lo213

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Heart anxiety back.
« on: August 21, 2014, 04:37:42 PM »
Well I had been doing pretty good with my anxiety for a few months. Last Friday I gave birth to my second son. My first son is 18 months old. I was feeling overwhelmed but not anxious, but today my husband returned to work. I had been worried about this, worried about taking care of both babies, especially since the newborn is constantly nursing and we're having problems with latching, and the 18 month old is into everything. Anyway for the first time yesterday I started having my heart symptoms. Arm pain. Jaw pain. Chest pain. I tried to ignore it but now that my husband is at work I'm doubting myself and worried about dying while watching the two boys. I picture them both screaming for hours until my husband gets home at midnight. And most of me knows it's ridiculous but I know how it gets ahold of me and that it's only downhill. Now whenever I get out of bed I feel a tightness in my jaw and pressure in my chest. I don't want to go down this road again. I'm not freaked out yet, but I inow in time that I will be as the anxiety takes over my life.
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Re: Heart anxiety back.
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 05:04:40 PM »
Unfortunately complete distraction is the only thing that has ever helped me. And that's hard when I'm stuck at home caring for two young babies for 12 hour stretches at a time. Until yesterday when my husband said they asked him to work today I was doing well and worried about normal things. I was worried about how to keep the 18 month old out of trouble while nursing the newborn, and whether or not I'd be able to get two of them sleeping at the same time so I could take a nap. But then my arm started hurting and the cycle began.
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