I have struggled with Generalized Anxiety Disorder for quite a while now. It peaked when my mom was dying of cancer and shortly after she passed, I got help.
I have been on Lexapro for 2 years now, but when I found out I was pregnant, I slowly weaned off. I have noticed recently my anxiety is starting to get the best of me again.
My 2 year old recently got the flu and I noticed that he has a swollen lymph node in his neck. Rationally, I know that this is most likely caused by the flu but I cannot stop worrying that its something more serious like cancer or something. I had him had the doctor today to make sure he didn't have an ear infection and had him check the lymph node. He said it was just swollen from the flu and was fine. But I still can't stop worrying about it.
I don't want to go back on meds while I'm pregnant but I can't feel like this constantly as I know it takes away from me being a good mother and just quality of life in general.
Is anyone else in this predicament? Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for listening.