Over the past couple of weeks, DD has become increasingly fearful and anxious. She needs to be with DH or me all the time, and panics if I'm out of her sight in the next room for more than a minute. She used to go to sleep on her own just fine, but now one of us has to lay with her for 30+ minutes until she finally falls asleep. Also, she won't go to the bathroom without us anymore. She says she is scared and when asked what she is scared of, will point to a random piece of fuzz or dust. She is also terrified of bugs and has a very extreme reaction if she sees one.
The most concerning thing is that she is suddenly having to go pee incredibly frequently. I took her to the doctor to rule out a UTI, and he thought it was related to anxiety. It is very frustrating to be taking her to the potty every 5-20 minutes or so.
DH and I have racked our brains but can't figure out any event that would have triggered this. Has anyone's child been through something similar? I'm hoping it's just a phase but I'm concerned it's something more than that.