When I was younger I always thought my moods and the way I felt was based on the activities I was a part of, my after school job, my relationship, & just being a teenager. As I grew older, I learned, once I started turning myself into a hermit, the activities and the people around me were only 25% of the reason I was the way I was. I took it upon myself, (& after talking to my mom and sister ALOT) to go to the doctor to describe to him my feelings.
I was diagnosed with anxiety.
Medicine helped. Oh, it definitely helped. ESPECIALLY while planning a wedding #bridezilla
Then pregnancy happened.
At. The. Worst. Possible. Time.
I was totally not ready to be a parent. I was still learning how to be MARRIED!
Doctor tells me its safer for me & the baby to be off anxiety meds...... which makes sense right? You shouldn't have anxiety preparing for your very first baby🙄
I weened myself off per doctors orders. In fact, it felt pretty amazing to not be on any medicine. He did give me the option of a different, very low dose, of meds, but I told him I would be fine. I told myself I could control it on my own for 9 months. & I did. & I still am 7 months later
Of course I still have mood swings. I'm a post partum mama. But zero anxiety attacks. Zero sleepless nights due to worrying about absolutely nothing. Ketones couldn't have come into my life at a better time. I truly dont believe I would be the mother/wife I am today without the mental clarity and focus they give me to move past the little things that used to spin my head around.