Just wondering how fellow anxious mummies cope? I never realised until I had my son that I suffer with anxiety. I've never seen a doctor about it and I most probably should because my existence doesn't feel hugely easy. My anxiety always kicks off if my children either don't go to bed, wake in the night or are poorly. My son was quite frankly, horrendous as a newborn up to the age of one. He'd take forever to settle to sleep and if he woke we'd be up for hours and hours trying to resettle him and I got PND and crazy anxiety. From age 1 he got much better and as a whole he's pretty fantastic. However, those time still haunt me, whenever I hear a cry through the monitor at night the first thing that happens is my heart stops for about two seconds (best way to describe it anyway) and my joints lock as if I've just stepped out into the cold. This is before I get change to take a step back and calm down. Until the moment they resettle again I feel, well, anxious, nervous, worried about what sort of night is ahead. Am I the only one who struggles massively with it? Luckily my husband is the ying to my yang and takes up most nighttime duties, which luckily is very rare these days, because he's more relaxed and unworried by such occasions. But still the heart stopping still happens even if my daughter cries for just a moment and settles back down. I just wanted to see how other anxiety sufferers cope?