Re: Anxiety - Any options??
I was told no to Xanax. I am on Paxil for PPA.
Most of my suggestions would be for long-term anxiety, not situational, but these are things I've learned in therapy that might help:
A couple of things that help me when it gets bad like that:
1) Rewrite the ending. So if you are worried about him having a reaction to the anesthesia (a big concern for me as my son was a preemie and has had a bunch of surgeries and doesn't handle it well) picture the outcome happily. See him waking up, nursing, smiling, going home healthy, growing up, getting married etc etc.
2) Think of the last time you felt REALLY good. Really safe and happy. How did you feel? How did your arms feel, your heart feel, how were you breathing. Then close your eyes and feel it again. Concentrate on those feelings.. breathing deeply, expanding your belly as you inhale. PIcture warmth and love coming into your body when you inhale, and darkness going when you exhale.
Call me Trish!
Robbie, born at 26w2d on 5/31/08. EPed 15 months. He was G-Tube fed until just before his 3rd birthday. He now knows the joy of food and drink by mouth!
Charlotte born 11/12/11 at 35w2d. Blissfully feeding her from the tap since birth.