So throughout my pregnancy, I have been fairly happy and calm. I am coming up on my 19 week mark and will find out the sex of LO very soon! Monday morning, my SO left on a business trip (which I am used to). He has not gone on travel since my second tri, and what makes it worse is the poor guy had to fly both to CA and Dallas in the same week. I noticed Monday the moment my head hit the pillow, I felt severe anxiety. Three days later, I have not had any REM sleep. Last night I cried like a complete baby because I was alone and I was worried if he was okay as he was in mid flight so I could not text him to make sure. Today, my eyes are swollen, OB ordered that I not return to work until Monday. I have a history of hyperthyroidism but I usually know when my thyroid is out of whack and only a small portion of the symptoms (anxiety) are there. OB says if thyroid is normal she would like to start me on anxiety medication. I have never been on anxiety or anti-depressant medications a day in my life, so I am really hoping that what I am experiencing is separation anxiety. I was perfectly fine Sunday night, it all started the day SO left. Not only is it hard for me to be without him, but I am also worrying about his well being while he is away.
My question is this: did anyone else suffer from separation anxiety? Not just from SO but from parents or close family/friends? If so how did you cope naturally? I think it's an interesting topic that is not discussed often, as women are usually shameful to admit to your DR. or to others that you may have an anxiety disorder, making it one of the most common disorders that goes untreated during pregnancy.