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June 5th, 2012, 02:06 PM
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I called my boss last week and he was amazingly understanding when I told him I was having postpartum anxiety and couldn't leave the baby. He is going to work with me and let me come back anywhere from a week to a month from now...so that I can continue to see my therapist and work on being able to leave Brayden. As of now I have yet to leave him to go even to the corner store, and I have severe anxiety/panic attacks at the thought of leaving him. The doctor refuses to put me on any medication because I'm nursing (she says I don't need antidepressants like Zoloft I need an anxiety med...which none are approved for nursing mothers).

I'm hoping that I will be able to calm down a bit and leave Brayden, because as of now DH has not heard back from the job interview he did and he's applied for and sent his resume to close to 40 different positions in the area and heard nothing from any of them. If he finds a job, then I'll just resign at that point. If he doesn't, then my boss is willing to let me come back perhaps half time for a week or two and ease back into full time.

I really don't like feeling this anxious, but my therapist sort of explained its like the reverse of normal seperation anxiety..usually its the child that has it, not the mom!
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June 5th, 2012, 03:43 PM
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That's awesome about your boss!!

I don't know if it would help separation anxiety, but I did Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for a couple of years. I have general anxiety disorder and had fairly severe panic disorder for about 15 years. The CBT helped immeasurably. I was on Paxil for some time as well but the withdrawal was an absolute *nightmare*.

Anyway, I hope the therapy is helping you and I'd be happy to chat about CBT or anxiety/panic attacks any time you'd like.

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June 5th, 2012, 04:14 PM
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that is great that your boss is being so awesome! I had bad anxiety attacks after DS I ended up taking Zoloft while breast feeding. and even though it is an anti depressant it did help me.
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June 5th, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Jumping in from the June ddc. I have an anxiety disorder and panic disorder and take zoloft while nursing. It is approved for anxiety disorders and if I'm not on it I am a mess. I would look for a new dr. That knows what's she's talking about. You shouldn't have to suffer. Good luck!
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June 5th, 2012, 10:07 PM
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My Zoloft is prescribed for depression and anxiety. It works well for both. I am not breast feeding. but I was told it was fine on it if I did.
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June 6th, 2012, 06:17 AM
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I see my therapist today at noon so I willl mention it to her then and see if she can have a discussion with the dr regarding Zoloft. Anything to feel better!
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