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Hi Scsrleteen,
A couple months ago I was told by you guys to stay off the internet because that is what could be a trigger of my pregnancy anxiety (even though I haven't actually had vaginal intercourse). Anyway, I figured out that you guys were right, last month I didn't look anything up and was pretty calm (except for some...but not a panic...before my witdrawl bleed was supposed to start on the pill). This month, I was worried about precum seeping through cotton shorts into my vagina and caved. I looked on the internet which led to me looking up other things and went into a severe panic attack. I took a preg test this morning and got my bleed an hour ago (like it was supposed to come today or tomorrow). So, I found out you guys were absolutely right and I wanted to thank you for helping me. I will not be looking things up anymore. But, I came to see if you could help me with a vicious cycle I found myself having. During weeks 1, 2 and 3 of my pack I'm pretty calm no matter what happens. The monday on week 4 (I get my bleed usually on tues or wed...sometimes thurs) I start to breakdown and panic or get much more worried than the other times throughout the week. It is ALWAYS on that monday. Tuesday or wed i am usually calmer and I get my bleed. Hours after I get my bleed I get really horny which leads to oral and manuel sex. And the cycle starts over therapist I used to go to told me to realize any patterns. Now thati I have, I was hoping for some ideas on how to surpress some of the extremes. I just need help figuring out where I should go now that I've figured out what I've been doing. Please let me know of anu techniques or things I could try to help. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.

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We aren't therapists, and we're not trained to provide the kind of mental health help that would most likely be useful for you. However, a therapist is an excellent place to start, even the one you used to see if that's an option. A therapist will be able to help you learn to break these thought patterns and work with you on strategies to deal with anxiety when you feel it happening.

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