So first step of the whole baby thing is going off my anxiety medication. I’ve been on it successfully for 5 years. I never had any plans to go off until this whole baby thing, and I still wonder if it’s for the best (as my doctor pointed out, an anxious and stressed pregnancy also increases chances of problems for baby, which is the problem with my drugs). But I’m giving it a try and seeing how it goes.
It’s a very slow process – it will likely take over two months before I’m not on any dose at all. So far I have had…three days of reduced dose. I can tell no difference whatsoever. But since the drugs take a few weeks to start to be effective when you first start taking them, I’m guessing I won’t notice for awhile. If at all, I hope.
It’s hugely scary though. I was supposed to start this process at the beginning of last week – but I was too stressed by the whole idea, too – ha this is a pathetic joke – anxious, and so I gave myself some time to get used to the idea.
I guess we’ll see how it goes!
I like the cartoon below very much – there’s pretty much nothing I can’t worry about. B once said to me, trying to understand how this worked, but surely you can’t be worried that zombies driving tanks will suddenly appear and take over the country. To which I replied…well now I am!