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hi guys [Smile]

I haven't written here for a while, but I feel I am in need of some help here..

if you look at my last couple of posts, you will remember I had a pregnancy scare not long worst nightmare was almost confirmed. since then I have been on the lookout for any symptoms of pregnancy and have been going over the situation in which I may have had the risk. over and over again I go, and although my instinct tells me I didn't have a risk, obviously my faint positive result followed by a negative blood test hours later makes me doubt myself all the time. I have bled irregularly a few times since (I am on the implant, I got after the situation in question) and although I have bled lighter than a period, It has been sustained for at least 7 days at a time and substantial enough for a pad at times. this should be enough to reassure me, but....
my partner has just gone off to uni, so I have a lot of spare time. I would like to start a new hobby or something, but, heres the thing that's troubling me...I cant seem to move on. my fears are like a giant wall in my way, a wall which I cannot seem to break down. it is blocking me at every turn, stopping me from making decisions which would only enrich my life. how do I get past this wall?

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Hi Maddley,

I know you've mentioned seeing counselors for your anxiety; what sorts of suggestions did they give you for handling your fear when it feels overwhelming? How well have those strategies worked when you've put effort into trying them out?
If you find that those things aren't working for you any more, then your best bet is to go back and talk about what other coping mechanisms you can try to manage those fears.

We do have a pretty new article about self-care that's worth a look as well, if you haven't seen it yet: Self-Care A La Carte

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