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Placental insufficiency & update

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As you some remember a few weeks ago my OBGYN told us the reason for Elizabeth's passing was placenta insufficiency, she didn't give us
much more info. She said it could be due to the placenta giving out before she was born. Not enough oxygen or nutrients, a possible blood clotting
disorder or just bad luck :(  I don't have an appointment to have my blood searched for any auto-immune disorder til december, which was the earliest they
could get me in. On top of this I have been having really bad panic attacks at work & depression. I sleep for more than 10 hours at a time & I just keep thinking something bad is going to happen. I did make an appointment to be evaluated for depression but once again the earliest they can get me in is Dec. 10. Any advice on how to control panic attacks if any one here have had one?
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Re: Placental insufficiency & update

  • I'm so sorry you're feeling so rough on top of all this grief. I know it's not for everyone, but I'm on meds (Lexapro) for my depression and anxiety. 

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  • That is such a long wait.  I have had an issue getting motivated to get back into life as well. I joined a grief email list, where they send daily emails about how God is there with you.  I'm not super religious but the emails are usually uplifting.
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  • They can't see you until December for a mental health evaluation?! That seems crazy to me.  Are you able to get in with your GP before then?  In the past I have done that and he was able to write a prescription for anti anxiety meds. 

    For me, I can definitely feel a panic attack coming on.  it usually starts with shortness of breath for me.  I start taking deep breaths to compensate and if I don't catch myself, will end up hyperventilating.  Trying to just breathe normally, sit down and close my eyes can help, depending on where I am.  Sometimes I need to remove myself from whatever situation might be triggering me. 

    If you are at work, are you able to sneak away to the bathroom for a few minutes?  Or a break room where you can be alone?  Before we moved I was a HS teacher so it was really difficult sometimes, but even if you can steal a couple of minutes to check in with yourself and mentally assure yourself that you are not in danger might help. 
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  • I suffer from panic attacks, too. I try to walk away from the situation where it is happening. I get up, get a glass of water, go to the bathroom, and try to collect myself. Removing myself from the situation seems to really help. Lots of hugs!!!!

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  • Thanks for the advice, I do get up from my desk at the office. I am very fortunate that I have amazing supervisors that understand my situation. I will try to get in contact with my doctor sooner so see if I can get in earlier with a referral or at least prescribe something, it's just to the point I can't drive, my DH leaves me at work & picks me up. 
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