Reply to Physical PND symptoms.... am i going crazy?

Posted 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?

Posted By Anonymous on Jul 29, 2019

Hi! Just wanted to reassure you that you’re definitely not going crazy. I struggled with postnatal anxiety which has manifested into a lot of different physical symptoms. I have had dizziness but for me it comes and goes and I also get tingling/burning feelings on my skin some days too. I know of other women who have had these postnatal symptoms too. It’s helps knowing you’re not the only one and it’s more common than you think. I’ve had loads of weird physical symptoms but I am getting better :)

Posted By Anonymous on Jul 30, 2019

Thanks so much for your reply. Its helps knowing I'm not the only one. It's just a viscous circle of all these symptoms adding to my anxiety!! Hopefully it passes soon, fingers crossed

Posted By Anonymous on Jul 30, 2019

No problem :) I know exactly how you feel and it really helped ease my anxiety when I found other women who had gone through the same thing. I’ve had a list of symptoms in the last 5 months but most of them have eased or are gone completely. It takes time but we’ll get there! :)