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Subject: Health anxiety - polyps 1 Replies

  • Started by ALICE on Feb 20, 2021
Hello all, 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 Regards ALICE
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  • 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!
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Subject: Helpless 9 Replies

  • 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?
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Subject: Gender grief 1 Replies

  • 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
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Subject: Post Partum Rage 2 Replies

  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • Started by Anonymous on Jul 24, 2019
Hi Mums, First post here,I was just wondering if someone (anyone!)could shed some light as I feel like I'm out of my mind! I have a 1 year old little boy . Since November things haven't been great, mental health wise. I am still suffering (gynaecologically speaking) after a tough birth and I don't think this has helped. My main question is ; have any of your PND symptoms manifested in a physical way as well as mental? I have had constant dizziness the last 8 months , I've seen a neurologist , have had mri , bp monitor fitted... All fine and normal. But this dizziness is constant and is so debilitating . No friends have gone through this so I feel like I'm the only one. I also get this feeling, daily , like a tingling feeling, like water or something crawling on me. Can anyone relate?
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  • Started by Claire on Aug 24, 2020
Iv seen a few topics from journalists looking to speak with women about PND. I just want to know if your a journalist please reach out to let me know. I am happy to talk. The stigma needs to be removed. People need to understand PND is a real illness. Not something you can snap out of or get a grip. It’s not something anyone has the right to say how come you can’t cope when others can. I am happy to speak out. I have no shame in saying I suffered and I still suffer. Comments welcome
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Subject: Returning to work with PND 4 Replies

  • Started by Anon on Mar 19, 2019
Hi ladies. I'm a mom of two, a little girl now 6 and little boy 4months old. I suffered so badly with my first and it wasn't until she was 6months old that I sought help from my gp and realised it was PND. We planned baby number 2 and I had a plan in place with my gp should this happen again and sure enough those feelings began to come back and I started on Strenaline and was doing fantastic. I felt I was being very pro active with my mental health and swore for the sake of my first born I would ensure I got help as soon as I noticed any signs. Now I'm beginning to feel very low, uninterested again (even though I'm on the max dose) and i feel all this is due to me having to return to work the end of next month. I dont feel mentally ready to juggle all this and go back to work and leave my kids, it's making me feel so so anxious. Any mom's in the same position?
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Subject: advice greatly appreciated 2 Replies

  • Started by Kellie on Apr 15, 2016
Hey everyone, looking for a bit of help/advice from anyone who has gone through Post Natal Depression. I had my baby 5 months ago, everything from my pregnancy to birth was a breeze. Yet in the last few months I have been suffering terribly from Post Natal Depression. I feel so lost and alone, even though I have so much support around me. My partner contacted a doctor/public health nurse months ago at the 1st sign that there was something wrong, but I wouldn't attend as I didn't want to believe anything was wrong. Myself and my partner began to fight an awful lot, I became controlling, jealous, angry, anxious, insecure, the list goes on, to the point where he couldn't take it any longer and left. Now I feel so much more alone. It's killing the both of us to be apart. I have made an appointment with a doctor and I cannot wait to go. How long does it take to start feeling better? I need to get my relationship and family back if it's not too late. It's a horrible illness and my heart goes out to anybody else feeling this way x
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