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Monika Hearne, M.D., Board Certified OB/GYN
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I am struggling with post natal anxiety, I have intrusive

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I am struggling with post natal anxiety, I have intrusive thoughts that I am frightened to discuss although I don't plan on them happening at all, suffering with palpitations and constant worry about my family. I don't know what to do
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

I am sorry you are having such bad anxiety symptoms and intrusive thoughts

you need to see your GP doctor about your anxiety symptoms

there are treatments with medications which can help.

your GP doctor can also set you up with a psychotherapist to help you with therapy which can help.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I am due to go back on Friday, I have been given sertraline but this seems to have exacerbated the symptoms and caused other side effects and bleeding. Shall I stop taking it
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

no, you should continue to take the sertraline.

it can take sertraline 3-4 weeks to start working.

you need to give it time to work.