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09 Apr 2003

Depression after miscarriage
Hi there,

I'm 31 and had a miscarriage three weeks ago. It was my first pregnany and I was totally over joyed. Three weeks later I miscarried, had a D & C and got the all clear from my doctor saying the usual that it is a coomon thing to happen and the next one should be fine.
My problem is that through all this time I did not take one day off work - I work in export and now everything around me is getting to much. I have never suffered from depression, but I have a constant anxious feeling about everything. I feel overwhelmed and want to stop the world to get off.
My doc prescribed Zanor tabs which to date has done nothing. Where do I go from here????
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Dear BB,
A miscarriage is not something to take too lightly, and although the temptaton is to aim usefully on the future ( which is fair enough ) it's often difficult to just carry on as if nothing had happened. Having experienced an unexpectedly sad and disappointing end to what was expected to be a happy sequence of events, can well lead one to feel anxious in a more general sense, about whether other events, in one's personal life or at work, might also end badly. Maybe it'd be a good idea to consider planning to take some time off work --- even a week or two --- and perhaps having a short period of counselling, just to sort out one's varous emotional responses to what has been happening, and to regroup oneself for the future ?
Xanor is a tranquillizer, which some folks find helps to reduce their feelings of anxiety. It is not a treatment for any significant degree of depression ; and if Depression is present to any substantial extent, perhaps a more orthodox antidepressant would help more ( though remember, they take some weeks to exert their full effects ).
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