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    Surgical termination anxiety

    I donít really know where else to put this and I know some may not agree but Iím scheduled to have a surgical abortion soon and Iím just freaking out about the whole thing. This is worse then any other anxiety Iíve experienced before and the thought of something going wrong or getting an infection or Bleeding out or just it being the most painful thing is really just making this awful experience even worse because it just more worries on top of a big worry. Having health anxiety on top of just anxiety about all the other stuff that comes a long with it is just spiralling out of control.

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    Re: Surgical termination anxiety

    Iíve not personally had one done but Iíve been with a couple of friends that did not too long back, itís a very quick and simple procedure. The staff are absolutely brilliant.

    If you do have any concerns be sure to bring it up at your appointment, but as much as there is always a risk with any procedure the sorts of things youíre thinking about here are very slight chances! One of my friends left with antibiotics just in case, the other didnít both were absolutely fine.

    Itís understandably a difficult time with hormones being up in the air which is bound to make the anxiety a little higher too.


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    Re: Surgical termination anxiety

    No experience here, but I wish you all the best.
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    Re: Surgical termination anxiety

    I know ladies who have had it done and nothing went wrong. Deep breaths, getting worked up intensifies pains. This is a hugely emotional thing that’s going to happen, anxiety is completely normal. Any medical procedure is scary. No judgement from me, I’m sorry I can’t advise more but I hope you will be ok xx

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    Re: Surgical termination anxiety

    Thanks for all the replies and being nice. I was worried the post might upset some people because itís quite a sensitive subject. Iím really trying to manage my anxiety about this but it just feels really out of my control and the physical symptoms of my anxiety that I havenít had to deal with for a while have just come back 10x worse. I did do the counselling session they offer before but if Iím honest it was over the phone and they really only asked me how I felt and that was it so it wasnít that great and Iím not really sure who to talk to about this now.

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    Re: Surgical termination anxiety

    Quote Originally Posted by emmc View Post
    Thanks for all the replies and being nice. I was worried the post might upset some people because itís quite a sensitive subject. Iím really trying to manage my anxiety about this but it just feels really out of my control and the physical symptoms of my anxiety that I havenít had to deal with for a while have just come back 10x worse. I did do the counselling session they offer before but if Iím honest it was over the phone and they really only asked me how I felt and that was it so it wasnít that great and Iím not really sure who to talk to about this now.
    Are you able to arrange any other counselling via the gp with wellbeing service? If you have anxiety already the pregnancy hormones will be making that much worse along with the situation as a whole. I really wish there was something I could say to help put your mind at ease x

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    Re: Surgical termination anxiety

    If I lived near you I would adopt the baby, I really can't give input as I don't know anyone who has had it done, gives you hugs.
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    Re: Surgical termination anxiety

    Iím not sure. They have a 24 hour hotline they said Iím able to use if afterwards I feel like my emotions have not settled but other then that Iím not really sure what there is to access. Especially atm, itís quite difficult to get any type of formal counselling I was receiving some before this happened that was just about management of anxiety symptoms with a nurse not proper counselling. I guess Iíll just have to try calm myself for now.

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    Surgical termination-no pain?(sensitive)

    Iíve had a surgical termination today and a copper coil fitted. I was quite shocked that it was generally okay and theyíve sent me away with antibiotics and things. However , of course Iím now worrying about the fact Iíve experienced no pain???
    I had mild mild cramping when I got out of the procedure but Iíve been home for hours and expierenced not even mild cramping and of course even this would flare up my anxiety because everyone online said they had cramping lots of bleeding and what if it didnít work or somethings not right.
    Not really sure where else to put this sorry as it is my health anxiety as well sorry if itís upsetting to anyone.

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    Re: Surgical termination anxiety

    Hi

    This is just a courtesy reply to let you know that your thread was merged with another of your threads.

    Please when posting on similar topics add it onto your previous post rather than starting a new one.


    It is nothing personal it is just to make it easier for people to follow your story and to give you advice as a whole.
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