Hi, I am 41 yrs old and recently found out I was pregnant (8 1/2 weeks now) My fiancee is 32 and this is good news to us both , not bad. to set that first thing aside right away.
I have children from another marriage as well so have been thru pregnancy before and have noticed similar symptoms with each pregnancy.
I lost my job as VP of a Sales company a year ago so unemployment doesnt offer medical insurance. Im sure with proper insurance I would have more efficient, good help. So I turned here.
I was diagnosed with Panic disorder in 1995. However, in retrospect I believe I have had it as far back as early 80's that i know of. I was put on a regime of stnadard panic/anxiety meds and counseling. Proud to say I "beat" the demon and was off meds within 9 months and pretty effectively handling any attacks on my own. for the past 10 yrs they have been rare and not major attacks. with each pregnancy - Im guessing due to hormone chnges they escalate. I constantly feel dread and or as if somethign horrible is going to happen. I have night terrors I wake up in a pool of sweat. I am on edge all day. I dread being alone when my finacee has to go to work.
Now Im a smart, educated SANE woman. This makes eme feel rather crazy. With pregnancy, none of the meds are safe. the drs dotn help much. I also was diagnosed with Angina in 2004 but couldnt afford the med for it and am allergic to aspirin.
My heart races frequently even when I am totally relaxed for hours, constantly fatigued and sleep 8-9 hrs nightly. severe stabbing right side chest pain that matches my pulse for 2-3 minutes at a time a few times a day. dizzy, light headed. numbness of lower lip , confusion, left arm and leg tingling or numbness or pain (it varies) I have gotten so used to years of chalking it up to panic disrer, one of these days someone is going to overlook somethign mroe serious.
I am adopted and know no family medical history. I get severe disabling migraines now as well. I am sure the anxiousness I have is due to worrying if everythign is ok. Had ultrasound this week, the baby is doing great. I dotn use drugs or alcohol. ever have. but I feel like Im on some drug alot of the times because of the surreal feeling and not quite being here feeling. Along with very high level of dread. that somethign si going to happen.
any suggestions for an uninsured pregnant lady?
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