Comment on Anxiety after pet loss by Elaine Peltier.
Our dog died from kidney disease on Feb 23/23. I was and am in a depression with high anxiety and about 5 -6 days after Gordy’s death my anxiety went even higher. I don’t know if I will be able to have my meds increased (maybe 1?). I see the doctor on Tuesday but I am so scared from this extra anxiety. Things that never caused me anxiety have happened like I was ordering a mattress online and I was a wreck! Does anyone have any idea what can get your anxiety calmed down? I am assuming this is grief anxiety. I am reading a good book (but it’s for humans) called Anxiety: The Forgotten Stage of Grief. I am trying to process my feelings and emotions but I never expected my anxiety to get worse. I don’t remember this happening with my other dog (2007) but I wasn’t in a depression back then. Any comments would be appreciated. Elaine