I had a son about 5 months ago and have developed some postpartum depression and anxiety. I did what I could to battle it myself such as eating healthy and excercising, praying and reading the Bible and other self help books. I felt like I was doing alright until a month ago when I woke up in the morning vomiting. I lost my appetite completely, spent the whole day feeling nauseas, vomiting or dry heaving. I was consumed by anxiety that I was going to die. I put up with this for a month before I ended up in the hospital where they did every test on me and determined that all of my physical problems were caused by anxiety. I found that hard to believe, but I am dealing with it. I started Xanax and Lexapro 2 days ago and am looking for some hope and support that I will be feeling better soon. Everyone tells me that within a week my symptoms should subside and I will feel better. Has anyone had this experience with being physically ill because of anxiety and depression? How long did it take you to start feeling better? I'm praying for strength every day to make it through this!
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