Hi all, I’m looking to chat to mums who are recovered or going through PND PNA. I’m suffering from PNA currently although have started anti depressants and and in therapy. Genuinely can’t believe this is happening to me. I love my LG and adore spending time with her, but can’t shake the anxiety / thoughts. I know it’s something I will get through but would love to have a few friends to discuss with at this hard time x
Hi Roz I had PND/ PTSD From a very difficult birth my son is 7 now. It’s very hard but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Keep going with the antidepressant andvtry andbtet a bit of exercise each day. I found talking Omega3 and evening primrose oil fantastic. Hope each day gets a little bit easier..xx
the anxiety was the worst part for me and of course lack of sleep when mind racing, nobody wants PND and can be very hard to cope with, its good that you are going to your GP but I really found the support group a great help being able to talk to other mums and realise that I was not on my own really helped oh and that I not judged and also meeting women that had recovered. the Support meeting is on last Tues of the month in Cork University Hospital at 8pm. Get together for coffee and chat next Tues 11 Dec at 11am. Just take 1 day at a time, look up helpful suggestions on this website. ring office if you would like to chat 021 4922083
I am also suffering from PPA. Our baby was born in August and I got it around 6 weeks after. What types of anxiety do you have?
Hi, I know this is an older post but I hope you’re doing ok. It’s such a scary thing to go through! I had depression following my mam’s passing in 2013 then again after having my son in 2016 and it’s just such an awful feeling. I had mainly anxiety, racing thoughts, negative thoughts, panic attacks about coping. I was just so so overwhelmed! Lack of sleep was main culprit I think and having a full uninterrupted night or two along with Lexapro 10mg started the turn around for me. I could cope better, not struggle. I started enjoying my son. I got out walking more too & this was huge help. It took about 6-8 weeks to start feeling properly better but after 2 weeks the panic stopped. I’m pregnant again on 2 now but I’m on Lexapro still. I train in the gym a lot and practice meditation. These are the things that help me. I find daily meditation great tbh! I go to a therapist once a month too. I was so embarrassed when I got unwell first but you do learn a lot about yourself and how to deal with it. I struggled to accept it but by time I had 3rd bout (when I had to go on Lexapro full time) I found the bout wasn’t as long or as intense. I managed it better once I accepted it and let it come & go with my coping strategies! Anyway I’m blabbing on. I hope you’re feeling someway better and things are a little easier. It’s not you btw it’s something that happens nearly every person at some stage in their lives! It’s stress, hormones & lack of sleep and a new situation! Be kind to yourself xxx