I've also had experience with panic attacks, I think for me it was a number of different things that lead to me having them......eventually my Dr suggested a book called "Change your Thinking" that dealt with CBT or cognitive behaviour training (basically teaching your brain to respond differently to situations instead of relying on old patterns) - loved it and it really helped me.
My bil was in a similar situation to your DH, I think he took some time off work....I'm not sure of the specifics of how he dealt with it though, and it could be (especially if your DH's boss has already told him to "work harder") that its not an environment that would support that kind of admission.......
Keep us posted xx
Early last year I was quite depressed, its really hard to help yourself when you're stuck in the middle of it all (the same goes for anxiety)...I did a survey/trial at the time with i think it was with the black dog institute...you could do online modules thinking about how you react to say, stress or problem solving and it got you to think about other ways of dealing with problems more productively (& develop better habits etc). I know think that my anxiety, particularly if its prolonged by unresolved issues, it seems to trigger depression or at least contribute to it.
Another not so pleasant symptom of pregnancy so far seems to be increased anxiety about everything. But trying to get on top of it now...its easier to deal with now I can recognise it (& accept it) and realise most of its unfounded.
Eta: like littleduck I've found cbt quite useful/helpful.
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I think you're onto something there blotched - culminating unresolved issues tends to make things worse. Perhaps write a list of the things that are bothering your DH at the moment trio - are there any that can be reasonably resolved?
I've had baby related dreams 2 nights running...
My mind is probably toying with me but last nights was very warm & fuzzy
Trio, with everything that has happened to yourself and your DH lately, I can imagine the extra stress at his work would be adding to his anxieties. I hope things start to improve soon. Seems like the ladies here are always full of great advice.
Calstar, I had baby dreams when I was pregnant before I got my BFP! Hope it is the same for you.
Thank you for all your help and advice. We had to take DS to the dentist today for his chipped tooth. He is going to need a general anaesthetic to get it fixed. He was so brave at the dentist he really made me proud, he opened his mouth really wide, and let her put a mirror in there. Just like peppa pig did!
Dh had to drive us to the appointment but waited in the car. Usually he would be there too, but I guess he's just not up to it. I really wanted him there to ask questions and listen to what she says too because it is hard to wrangle a kid and listen at the same time.
I am definaby going to make an appointment with my doctor, so many things I need to talk to him about. And he is an anaesthesiologist too so I can ask about risks. This is just so scary. We need a break, but won't get one till Christmas.
Little ted, I am sure to was just too early, I really hope the next two weeks till your scan fly by.
Calstar, I dreamt I had twins a few nights ago, I wish it was real.
I know Ttc is off for me. I know I can't throw that into the mix too. But yet I have this stupid glimmer of hope that maybe, if dh sees a doctor or quits his job we can still have a baby this time next year. I just have to let it go. But how when it's the one thing you think about and crave all the time?
Will be thinking of you.
I've had depression, PTS and OCD.
The anxiety and OCD never fully leave you but it can get manageable.
I've always wanted to try these courses.
Where are you located? Anywhere in particular you recommend? (You can pm me if that's more appropriate).
Very good info
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