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Kelsey - posted on 03/18/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My name is Kelsey. I am married with two children, at the ripe age of 23. I have had anxiety since i believe i was in the fifth grade. I had my first "attack" i had been to several doctors who always misdiagnosed me. I had come to find on my own that i have anxiety/panic attacks. Having children so young makes i worse and stems it alot from the stress. But i find ways to overcome the burden of this disorder that can sometimes make you feel like your trapped in a closed room. I would like to learn more about you and your story, and for you to learn more about me! Im here for support, you talk we will listen and give advice...and dont feel alone! Feel free to talk as open as you like!

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Shannon - posted on 03/20/2011

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hi my name is shannon like you i think i always had panick disordor even as a kid i rember knowing i should be doing things but i just could not bring myself to my mom use to say just do it! when i was 18 i got married and moved to germany and had my daughter it was awful i was alone young and with a man who was phycical and emtional abusive but i learned over the years you tend to pick control people like that because you have no self confidence. when i finally left i went to a dr. that finally told me i wasnt lazy or stupid i had depression. but things still wernt better i always picked people that were controling and i had a need to help everyone. when i ment my second husband i was sorta getting sronger we had are frist child and we all moved in togeather him and his son my frist daughter and our daughter things were good i got pregnet again with twins and then hestarted acting real weird one minute sweet the nect real nasty. he has bipolor so i was learning about that working at a daycare and just floating thru life then i broke my hip i had 4 surgerys in one year and now i am disabled my husband was. well my angzity got worse i was bringpeople in my life that were so toxic then we lost our home and everything we were homless i was about to turn 40 and laying in that hotel room i relized panick disord or not i needed to take control of my life stop depending on everyone for money amd help. it was hard but in the last to years things have been better i take my colonzipin and i keep positive thoughts and i do things for me

Khali - posted on 02/14/2011

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hey kelsey after 6 months decided to vent a little about my anxiety(if thats what it is).2 weeks after having my girl i kept crying and lost my appetite for a couple of weeks also i would have these really low moods.After that i started to get these horrible thoughts that harm would come to my baby then it was what if i harmed my baby!(the thoughts were overpowering ) I felt incompetent and kept thinking she would be better living with mum.Nearly 7 months on and the thoughts of not being able to cope aer pretty much gone,The low moods are almost non exsistent but the thoughts come and go,Somedays ill have none others loads.I also felt like i was in a surreal world and wasnt sure whether anything was real,I would be looking at my girl but worrying that something had happened to her!!.I spoke to docs as i was convinced i had psycosis but he diagnosed me as havin anxiety(with psycosis apparantley you cant rationalize your thoughts and feelings).I also talked to a councillor and my family friends and partner they said it was anxiety and sleep dep!.Im still breastfeeding,And havent been away from meadow yet not because im worried but because i miss her even if im on the loo!.I just wanted to know if you think it is anxiety im suffering from?.Im not on anti ds even though the docs prescribed them,Im just venting alot.I enjoy things like i always did i get out everyday,bake,make clothes,Breastfeed,go walking so i dont feel depressed but get really upset when i have a week of no thoughts and then they come back!.Any thoughts and advice on how to get rid of them once and for all would be greatfully appreciated!(i know mums worry but i want to control it!).
Thanks guys.x

Kelsey - posted on 03/24/2010

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It always helps to know that there are people out there that can relate to you and are going through the same problems as you. you are def. not alone in this! They say one in ten people with anxiety are actually doctor treated so there are many of us out there looking for solutions and answers! Have you figured out what the root of your attack is? Is it your thoughts of bad things, money, health, etc? The best way to start is figuring out where your issues start! Im so glad you joined this site doing what you can to reach out for help. Its the same thing we are all doing :) -Kelsey

Megan - posted on 03/23/2010

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Hello! My name is Megan. I never had anxiety until I had my son! He is ten months old and since he was born I have not felt like myself...I have had a few panic attacks about 6 months ago now I just deal with daily anxiety. It can be very rough..the hard part for me is accepting that its anxiety and that I am not suffering from some undiagnosed illness or problem! Having anxiety is hard because you feel alone...aleast I do. I feel like I am never going to get better and will never be myself again. I just started looking into groups like this to see if talking with people who understand will help...

Kelsey - posted on 03/19/2010

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Golly girly i cant imagine having to be home with so many things on my hand! I know my son is a special needs child and now that hes 5 his weight makes the ability to help him slim along with my daughter so im thankful my husbands not military :)

Ashley - posted on 03/19/2010

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honestly i would have to say its easier when he is home i have other health problems that are a big stress but he helps alot when he is home mason our first son is 2 and jackson our second son is 1 but mason weighs 30 pounds and jackson is 27 so they are big boys they i think help my anxiety while he is gone but there are moments when i cry myself to sleep or have a bad day and just want to pull my hair our but its much better with him home

Kelsey - posted on 03/19/2010

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ooo c i want to know whats that like too, being married to someone in the navy with anxiety!! Is it under control more when hes home or away? Do u think that your anxiety might be from him being gone and everything being on your shoulders? I couldnt imagine!!

Ashley - posted on 03/19/2010

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hello my name is ashley adams i as well have been diagnosed with serve panic attacks which runs in my family mother grandfather and so forth. i have gone to the doctors and been on medication for several years and i have learned that they where not placing me on the proper meds. i found out that most people suffering from anxiety disorders should be treated with a anti anxiety medication and an anti depressant this has worked very well for myself and i know some people are very anti medication and i did try to go with out medication and found that i couldn't manage i have 2 sons which are 11 months apart in age and can be overwhelming but i wouldn't have it any other way! if anyone has any questions about anything i am here and i might as well be a single mother even tho i am married for 4 years and together for 8 almost 9 but he is in the navy and on a fast attack!

Kelsey - posted on 03/18/2010

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Im sorry to hear that! Being a single mommy and married are difficult with anxiety!! Marriage stress makes it worse (lol) but i know single mommy stress has to make it worse too!! What do you to kinda subside the anxiety? How bad is your anxiety? Mine's like a mind of its own lol. Some days real bad, some days i hardly even think about it. I think it just depends on what gets it going. I know the worst is that with anxiety you never know when your sick...if your really sick! So many things are produced by mental disorders that you can physically make your body sick! Its crazy! Well, welcome to my community and i hope discussing things amongst us can help to feel like there are others like us out there and that we can be support for one another! Beautiful baby btw :)

Brittani - posted on 03/18/2010

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I suffer from anxiety and social anxiety, both of which make it hard to get by day to day, especially with a high needs, clingy child who likes to scream and cry most of the time. It's a horrible feeling. I pretty much self diagnosed myself too when I was younger, as I was too scared to even go to a dr and let them tell me... I wish there was a way to live without it. And I can imagine that marriage makes it even harder for you, I am a single mom. Both are not so fun at times I imagine..

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