I have mostly got my anxiety under control these days, but there are certain situations where it comes rushing back to temporarily take over my brain. Planning a night out with friends is one of these situations. A night out is very rare these days. Mostly because the nature of my business means that I … Continue reading Stages of anxiety when going out for the night
Warning: contains triggers This week (1st - 7th May) is the UK's first Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, and is being led by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership. You can read all about it here. This is such a great initiative, I honestly don't know one single mum who hasn't experienced some kind of change in … Continue reading Maternal Mental Health Week and My Post Natal Anxiety
For years being anxious was the absolute bane of my life. It was like having a really annoying gatecrasher turn up to completely ruin your party. At times it was soul destroying, frightening and lonely. On my dark days when I would have continuous panic attacks I thought I was losing my mind or that … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why I Love Anxiety
As many of you know I am an anxiety sufferer. While I have mostly got it under control, the one thing that still gives it power is my daughter's health. Like most babies, she had a torrent of constant illness as her immune system was developing, in particular ear infections (15 in about 8 months). … Continue reading Meningitis B vaccine and health anxiety progression
It's started to build over the last few weeks. A mixture of excitement, anticipation and anxiety. The big day is looming ever nearer, and I've started to wake frequently at night and become more and more frantic during the day. This has been exasperated by severe PMT and a nasty cold...not a good mix for … Continue reading Managing anxiety over Christmas
As some of you may know I have recently suffered a bereavement in my family. It was very sudden and unexpected, and the initial feeling was of pure shock. The ensuing emotions were of sadness, despair, longing, and then anxiety. I had already written a draft post about it before all this had happened, and … Continue reading Understanding anxiety and natural ways to control it
The last time I came close to having a full blown panic attack was when we were on holiday back in May and Molly had a high temperature. My anxiety levels were through the roof because we were in a foreign country and I was convinced that she had contracted some deadly virus. She was fine, … Continue reading Anxiety or flu?