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I have recently been getting anxiety and it’s awful

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Angelross

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So I never use to be an anxious person, I use to be up for anything, and never be anxious. Recently, a lot of personal stuff has happened in my life, that has caused me some worry and upset. I have had my daughter 9 months ago, it started mild from there, then since all this stuff has happened after it’s increased severely.
I am only 17 so I get worried sometimes about taking my daughter out and getting funny looks.
I hate going out in busy places, I hate using public transport, I want to lock myself in my house. I wasn’t even going to go to my appointment to see someone about my anxiety, because I was getting butterflies in my belly thinking of getting the tram there.
I get anxious about things that don’t mean anything to me, could be something on the news and I’d over think it until I’m blue in the face.
Without my daughter I’d honestly be really really struggling. Today it’s not too bad but last night it was awful. I’m fine with socialising with people, but thinking about meeting them gives me anxiety? If that makes sense?
If I have loads to do in one day, I get over whelmed, and get in a rut.
Any advice on how to cope that works for you guys? It’s awful.
 
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Georgina

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I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter it wasn't planned I was very happy though to go out for walks with her in the pram, I spent the last months of my pregnancy taking my newborn sister out everyday for fresh air. Maybe trying positive thoughts rather than worry will give you better confidence you deserve it your a young mum enjoy....
 
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Angelross

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It’s hard though because some people can be so judgemental! I will say though when I do take her out, it’s not as bad as I think.
Just in general though, even on my own, I hate it.
Awful feeling. I’ve been to take her for a photo shoot today and that was fine.
 
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Worriedgirl88

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I had my first young. Now i have 3 and just dont care what others think. My anxiety was triggered with having a baby think sudden change in lifestyle the pressure of this little life to look after. I did cbt therapy and her advice was baby steps and exposure therapy. Make yourself go for a walk every day start 5 mins then build it up the first few times you will hate it get panicky etc then one day you will do it without thinking. Xxx
 
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