I'm pleased to say that I am feeling more and more like myself with each passing month...My husband and I have even started to talk about trying for #2. Part of me is nervous because of what I went through last summer with out of control anxiety and intrusive thoughts, but I feel confident that I will never allow myself to get to that place again. I recognize the signs and know what to do if ever those thoughts or feelings resurface.
In any case, we all know that for many of us, OCD and anxiety are things that we have struggled with for a while...long before ever having children, and it is not something that will ever just totally disappear. While we learn to cope and deal with our thoughts, unfortunately so much of it is in our genetic and chemical make up.
Does anyone find that they seem to be doing fine, but feel that their symptoms of anxiety/OCD are slightly heightened around the time of their period? I have found that this is really the only time of each month that I find it difficult to just let my fears and anxious thoughts roll off my back. It makes sense, I suppose. Thoughts?