Rebecca asked if I would talk to my doctor about my anxiety.
The short answer is absolutely, 100% YES.
The longer answer (because I always have a longer answer) is that I wanted to give myself a week to work it out on my own. The feelings started last Friday and I was hoping it was temporary. I do feel a bit better right now, but I definitely still feel anxious. Tomorrow will be a week.
I have an appointment to have an IUD put in at the end of September. Part of me feels as if I should wait until then and talk to him about it if I am still having anxiety. Part of me feels as if that is way too long to wait. I'm just not sure that a week is long enough.
I am absolutely okay with being on medication, but I am a little concerned about nursing while I am on them. I know that thousands of women are doing it without harm to their babies, but it just makes me feel a little . . . guilty? No, that's not right. I don't feel guilty for taking care of myself. I just hate the thought of passing it on to Emma through my milk. So I also wanted to check in with our pediatrician and get her opinion on the best one to be on. I read somewhere that Zoloft doesn't pass through breastmilk and I need to do some research on that, too.
I realize this is a sensitive and extremely personal topic, so perhaps keep your comments anonymous if you prefer, but if you have any experience with either taking these medications or other solutions/suggestions, please leave them for me.