Reply to PTSD anybody help me?

Posted By Anonymous on Sep 16, 2022

Can anyone help me going out my mind I have PTSD I had baby 5 weeks ago had to go back in when he was a week old I was bleeding I collapsed I had to be rushed to surgery there was bit of placenta left in I had infection in womb also I'm suffering very bad with panic attacks and anxiety never had before they put me on tablets I had to come off them I was worse I don't want to take tablets.can anyone help me please? Is there support groups in cork for it please

Posted By Theresa Short on Sep 19, 2022

Hi I am glad you have sought help. this is your first step to getting support that you need. Please remember no matter what you are not alone, you have people that can help. Facebook have a real time support group called, Postnatal Depression Support group for moms and dads. This will be a start. In the mean time please link in with your GP and healthcare nurse as they will have local supports available to help you. You are amazing , strong and powerful and every day gets easier, i am speaking from experience, take care and stay strong. PM if you need anything, i am in louth.

Posted By Anonymous on Sep 19, 2022

Thank you so much you are so good😊 I have my first councelling session Friday I just feel like absolute crap dizzy and tired constantly on top of anexity and the panic attacks I just feel I will never be normal again

Posted By Anonymous on Oct 08, 2022

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that the fog of anxiety and panic attacks has finally lifted for me. It started when my baby was 10 months (1 year now) and my husband was away for work and I was so overwhelmed. I started to get very bad panic attacks and went to doctor and was put on medication but like that it made me feel worse (not anti-meds just did not work for me). I found that for me the most important thing is sleep so if you can find some way to catch up on sleep that is a lifesaver (I made my husband change sides of bed so he coukd be nearer the cot and he could attend to baby during night). I recommend the postnatal depletion cure book for some advice on supplements. I also found the work of Karen Kleinman who made me feel like I was not going mad and helped me come to terms with how I was feeling. There are some great insta groups for this (postpartumstress). It's not a cure all, I still have down days but difference is now I can recognise them for what they are and I don't allow them to overwhelm me and they pass as fast as they come. I wish there was more information on this, my background is research so I did alot of that myself. The hormonal changes that happen to a woman after childbirth are huge and I don't think our society is set up to account for this. I hope you feel better soon because I really know how bad it can feel but keep the faith because it will pass :)