I was on birth control for 11 years. I didn't realize it at the time but it was the cause for the anxiety disorder I had been suffering through. I tried anti-anxiety meds, councelling, anti-depressants, meditation. I got a bit better with time but it was never truly gone. Not until I got off the pill entirely. I had my suspicions it was the culprit but the male Dr's that I had been going to had all said "No, it's not likely". The Dr who I have now is a female and when I asked her she said "It's a definite possibility".....11 years of frustration.
Anyway, now I"m pregnant for the first time. I'm about 5/6 weeks along and so far I've felt pretty good. Aside from the normal stuff like bloaty, gassy, moody, and tired, my mental state has been pretty clear. I'm worried though. I'm worried that because pregnancy knocks your hormones around that the anxiety is going to come back.
For those who are/have suffered with anxiety while pregnant, when did you notice it start to happen? It's on my mind quite a bit so I'm trying to gain a bit of insight to put my mind at ease. Any information you have to offer would be helpful!