Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, and PTSD

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Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, and PTSD

Postby brismom » Fri Jun 11, 2010 03:26 pm

Just wondering if anyone now suffers from any of these - Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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Re : Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, and PTSD

Postby l412angel » Fri Jun 11, 2010 03:42 pm

I have PTSD. Mine was bad for the first 4 months and started to settle down after that. I am on zoloft as well. During those first few months after delivery I was also on ambien and xanex...so me just being on zoloft I have come a lloooong way. I feel a lot better. Blogging really helps me :) Its my therapy!
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Re : Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, and PTSD

Postby brismom » Fri Jun 11, 2010 05:01 pm

Yes, I can relate.
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Re : Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, and PTSD

Postby sezza » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:53 pm

hey
yeah i got pretty wicked ptsd from the birth of molly. I went to see a counsellor for about a year and that really helped. I think that finding the right counsellor was really important for me, and it meant that i did not end up on meds.
Now that i am pregnant again, it is bring up quite a lot of stuff. my counsellor has left to have a baby which is nice for her but hard for me. I find going to the hospital and having to retell the story to lots of people really hard. My coping with that is to not take my child as it adds to the anxiety if we have to wait and taking my ipod with really relaxing music. i also make sure that i see the same people now so that i don;t have to retell the story again and again.
i read somewhere that 25% of people that have pre-ecl or hellp get ptsd but really i think that it could be higher.
having another baby after hellp is pretty hard and i found that after contemplating it for 2 years when we actually got pregnant again it does bring it back. hard not to when it is such a full on experience.
wicked for getting the therapy and for it working. i agree with l412angel. blogging is a good thing.
you are not alone that is for sure!!!!
hang in there.
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Re : Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, and PTSD

Postby brismom » Sat Jun 12, 2010 09:18 am

Well... I wish you the best.
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Re : Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, and PTSD

Postby blythe » Sat Jun 12, 2010 09:24 am

Here's an old discussion on PTSD
http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27327&SearchTerms=,ptsd
and a site I really like
http://www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk/

But I don't remember seeing anything on fibromyalgia, sorry. Good luck as you contemplate another pregnancy, we're here to listen and support you no matter what you decide.
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Re : Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, and PTSD

Postby brismom » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:22 am

Thanks for the old forum discussions.
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Re : Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, and PTSD

Postby missgamecock » Sun Jun 13, 2010 00:59 am

Yes, it's common after all we have been through.
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