- Started by Sars Today, Feb 25
Hi all, hope all safe and well. Sorry to bother ye just wondering has anyone been diagnosed with pnd post a traumatic event. I got covid laat may six weeks after birth of my fourth baby. I had atypical symptoms. Very weak like a paralysis or stroke and couldnt breathe. I ended up in isolation for two wks in hospital away from my family and baby who i was weaning off breast feeding. The hospital experience was hard in that i felt so scared , unknown was horrible. All was coming back fine yet i was not good. They sent a pysch into review me who advised it waa covid. Ive a nursing background which didnt help. However once i got home my mental health deteriorated. I got into a hole of tears and i trusive thoughts consumed me. I eventually went to pnd team and they have been amazing. Im.onmeds and through counselling and cbd im working on everything. Im still all over shop at times with thoughts ...I did have alot on family wise but i thought pnd ansd thoughts were towards new baby. Ive had them with the kids etc. And dark days are certainly less whatever covid did to me. Getting physical.symptoms still which could trigger alot too. So sorry this is so long. Just wondering has pnd come on people post a horrible time post birth. So sorry again for long post
- Started by A on Feb 23, 2021
My baby is now nearly 9 weeks old and I've struggled since day 3 with what I thought was baby blues. It got worse and crying every day and have been onto the councillors in the mental health Holles street since week 1.. after many weeks of counselling I decided it was best to try antidepressants as I was not feeling happy and like myself anymore
I'm on sertraline now 50mg one week.. anyone else with similar experiences or on the same with similar and positive outcomes?
- Started by Anne on Feb 21, 2021
Hi. I am a mum to two amazing little girls, aged 2 and 5 months. I'm struggling at the moment and wonder if maybe I might have postnatal depression. My birth went fine and all was fantastic. I'm finding things very hard as my 5 month old is a bad sleeper. We started weaning at 4 months under the advice of my PHN. That's going fine but the baby goes down at night fine, but wakes all through the night for hours sometimes not going back to sleep at all. We give a feed if shes hungry but a lot of the time she doesn't want a feed. We are both exhausted. With covid obviously my 2 year old is home with us so it's a full busy house and theres just no break. We dont have any outside support mainly due to covid restrictions. My husband is due to return to work shortly and I'm afraid I wont cope with the 2 smallies on my own. I also have 2 step children who are here every 2nd wk due to schools being closed so we are home schooling as well. That coupled with a serious lack of sleep is just not helping. My husband is very supportive and hands on but I feel like I'm sinking. I'm teary a lot, I've no interest at all in a physical relationship with my husband and its causing problems. Anybody have similar feelings? I'm really not sure what to do.
- Started by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2021
I wonder if anyone can help. I’m looking for someone to help me out with my baby during the day as I have pnd & im struggling to cope with her. She’s a beautiful baby girl (4 months old) but she has reflux & is teething & it’s all too much for me. I find myself dreading the morning because I’m not sure how I’ll get through another day. My partner is great but he needs to work. If you know somewhere I can find someone who would be willing to help for a few weeks/months then please let me know.
- Started by ALICE on Feb 20, 2021
I feel a bit guilty about being on here after so long I have 3 girls I had terible health anxiety after my first two and thought every bump lump and odd looking freckle was cancer. This forum literally saved my life it was Such a support and I got through two years by being on it and listening to great advice and support.
I recently went for my first smear after my last baby and doc said my cervix looked great perfectly normal she saw a small polyp just at neck of cervix and therefore referred me straight to colpolscopy unit in the city just to get it removed. She said just a minor thing they are benign not cancerous growths not to be
concerned at all as she definately wasn't - just better to get these things early and do something about it when given the chance. She just did a referral letter there and then to colpolscopy as no matter what results come back from the smear I need to get this minor procedure done anyways. So whatever letter comes to me first my smear results or appointment for colpolscopy il definaely be having a procedure no matter what the smear results say.
The old anxious feelings and thoughts are back now tripple fold I've cervical cancer, the Dr was just being nice and just didnt want to alarm me - but I definately have it - sure look at Vicky Phelan all the wrongdoings done there,'
I'm nauseous can't sleep so guilty when with the kids as I'm short tempered worrying thinking I'm so frightened to leave them,
Did anyone else have these polyps discovered on their smear?
Could a smear test results show up normal results even with a polyp?
I've a couple of weeks to wait and I don't know how il cope waiting?
Thank you so much for listening again, such a relief to talk about it in this open forum where I don't feel I'm going crazy
- Started by Year13student on Feb 21, 2021
Hello, I'm currently doing a research project on whether the mode of delivery has an impact on the development of PND. I'm really struggling to find any statistics and numbers to back up my points! it would be really helpful if anyone who has suffered from PND could complete my survey. it only takes 1 minute. Thankyou!
- Started by Julie on Jan 30, 2021
Hi everyone. I have a 6 week old baby and I have been in such a bad place since just after the birth. I’ve just been diagnosed with PND and started medication 3 days ago. They also have me on xanex to try and calm
My anxiety while the PND medication sets in. Since starting the medication I’ve become even more anxious which I’m told can be a bit Of a side Effect for the first few days. I’m so very sad and scared the medication won’t work and I won’t get better and come out of this horrible place I’m
In. Has anyone else felt this way and can anyone Shed any light?
- Started by Anonymous on Dec 26, 2020
I was diagnosed with PND in august after my second baby, he was 8 months old then - I started medication and instantly felt better - I still have moments of being overwhelmed but over all much much better than before - he is a really tough baby and I am constantly exhausted however I am managing much better except for one thing - whenever I hear of others having a second or third baby of different genders I find it really triggering. I get very jealous and sad that I have two boys - I adore both my children but I feel like I’m grieving for a daughter. Has anyone else felt like this? I don’t know how to shake this feeling, my husband and I have agreed to no more children & even if we did change our minds I don’t think I could handle the disappointment of another boy. I feel so horrible for thinking this way when I adore my boys but I can’t shake it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
- Started by D on Sep 02, 2020
Hi All, my second baby is 3 weeks old. I can’t control my anger, but I only feel the anger towards my partner and sometimes my toddler but never ever anywhere near what I feel for my partner. He has no compassion for the fact that I just had a baby and was the same with my first little girl. I roar and shout in front of the kids and can’t stop myself, but then the guilt of acting like that in front of my kids absolutely kills me I just sob for hours afterwards. I wish I could stop but I can’t. I’m so afraid of my behavior having a negative impact on the kids, particularly my toddler. I’ve tried to talk to my partner about PND but he still doesn’t get it. My daughter was 7 days old when I first lost my temper and he just told me I was mad
- Started by Jenny on Apr 13, 2017
Please tell me how I can avoid getting Postnatal Depression, my friend in such a state just dont want it to happen to me.