Postpartum depression symptoms treatment

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Avatar n tn Hypothyroidism has the same symptoms as ppd? I didnt know that. What were your symptoms? I just get really emotional at times (like pms times 1 million). I miss my baby horribly, and I cry at the drop of a hat. This is why I thought it may be PPD.
Avatar f tn i went two weeks later to my practitioner who diagnosed me with severe postpartum depression. My husband works away and is only home about 1 week a month. He left the day after I got home from the hospital so i was alone with a 3 year old and a newborn. My mom said she would help me if i went to her house but she just was too tired to come and help. I'm essentially on my own.
5864500 tn?1380893197 If you have truly tried a lot of different meds and therapy and just haven't seen any improvement, you may have a tougher case of depression (called treatment resistant depression). Your doc could shed light on that for you, if he/she feels that may be the problem. If that is the case, and you're doing as much as you can to address it, trying different meds and working hard yourself, then it may be time to discuss treatment options like ECT or electroconvulsive therapy.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with aggitative postpartum depression - but this is my 3rd child and didn't suffer with the others - certainly with no physical symptoms such as these. I had a very heavy epidural this time, which numbed me from head to toe and which, for the next few days, I experienced double vision, weakness in arms and legs (similar to the way I felt 5 weeks after the birth). Any ideas? Anyone else experiencing a similar postpartum depression?
5509652 tn?1391232415 So while both bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder involve depression, the treatment, especially when it comes to antidepressants, is different for bipolar and it's really important to screen for. You being pregnant right now does complicate things, both because medications do have some risk in pregnancy, and because hormones can wreak havoc with your moods.
Avatar f tn One thing you need to make sure of ---- do NOT let them base your treatment only on the low TSH level. Treatment based solely on TSH, is nearly always a recipe for disaster. Insist on having both Free T3 and Free T4 tested, if they haven't been already. Do make sure you get a copy of all labs that are done, for your records. Your doctors are obligated to provide you copies upon request.
Avatar f tn After 2 months I became hypo thyroid and was put on levothyroxine 50 mcg, since August 2015 I had symptoms of fatigue, dizziness, lightheadness, tremors, shaky hands and my heart rate was 110 with fluctuations in BP. I went to see a doctor but he said these symptoms are more related to Depression but I didn't believe him and later I went to another doctor he asked me to stop the levothyroxine for 3 days and asked me to go for blood test. The blood results were given below. Tsh - 3.78 (.
Avatar f tn This was really only a few of my worst symptoms. I had mentioned my symptoms a couple of times in my children's appointments but was told as a new Mom I was really tired and that sometimes after a bad virus ( I was sick when my daughter was born in August ) you can feel dizzy for months. I wasn't convinced. It was about 3 months after my daughter was born all the symptoms came to head. I felt extremely weak and I almost dropped my 3 month old baby.
Avatar n tn postpartum thyroiditis. TSH approx 0.3, neg graves dx w/antibody tests. Re-check labs 3 months later TSH 0.47 T4 6.8, Dr sid all fine stay the course. Feeling better but still tired, leg pains, etc. Anyway, now 8 months later I have various symptoms, very heavy menstral flow, tired, anxiety, depression, hair falling out, aches, wt gain. My body is just not the same!!! I tell this to my Dr, and she thinks I should try birth control pills, and zoloft. Neither are helping after 2.5 months.
Avatar f tn The steroid shot and dose pack got rid of the betadine allergy and the postpartum rash temporarily, but the postpartum rash came back. The PUPP went away after birth (except I still have a rash on my upper arms, but it doesn't itch.) But this third thing has been itching like crazy and I'm 6 weeks postpartum now. I have been to numerous doctors and lately a dermatologist that has referred me to an allergist just recently.
Avatar n tn can make neurological symptoms worse. However, one has to be concerned that the symptoms are real and that anxiety is making them worse and not causings them. Our perception of reality can vary according to our mental state. This does not make the symptoms less real to the individual however. If a full work up was done, then your symptoms might be due to a conversion disorder, anxiety, etc. I would first make sure that the symptoms are not real.
Avatar f tn Rapid recovery from major depression using magnesium treatment. Major depression is a mood disorder characterized by a sense of inadequacy, despondency, decreased activity, pessimism, anhedonia and sadness where these symptoms severely disrupt and adversely affect the person's life, sometimes to such an extent that suicide is attempted or results. Antidepressant drugs are not always effective and some have been accused of causing an increased number of suicides particularly in young people.
Avatar f tn I never had any postpartum problems in my previous pregnancies but this time was different! After deliver I use to experience from time to time lighthead, low energy, inner tremors and so... but not all together. but after one year of giving birth where I was still breastfeeding, I started to experience low energy and fatigue also I got like PMS symtoms with more anxiety than depression kind of..
937868 tn?1379188559 Rapid recovery from major depression using magnesium treatment. Abstract Major depression is a mood disorder characterized by a sense of inadequacy, despondency, decreased activity, pessimism, anhedonia and sadness where these symptoms severely disrupt and adversely affect the person's life, sometimes to such an extent that suicide is attempted or results.
Avatar f tn For FYI Rapid recovery from major depression using magnesium treatment. From PubMed Major depression is a mood disorder characterized by a sense of inadequacy, despondency, decreased activity, pessimism and sadness where these symptoms severely disrupt and adversely affect the person's life. Antidepressant drugs are not always effective and some have been accused of causing an increased number of suicides particularly in young people.
Avatar f tn I went through treatment for only 6 months and I am 45. Yes, hormonal issues can be at work. I had a complete Hysterectomy at 33 due to cervical cancer, so I'm aware & through alot of those symptoms. The treatment could've triggered something hormonal though. The blood work should show any thyroid or other condition that could be damaged. My Dr.
6610335 tn?1382967069 If you suffer from dysthymia, you are also likely to suffer from several cases of major depression over the course of your lifetime. There are also some very specific and unique forms of depression. Postpartum depression and seasonal affective disorder don’t easily fall into the other catagories of depression and treatment for these two forms of depression can be considerably different than the other types.
Avatar f tn Magnesium is a mineral we all need and thats what your body is lacking which is very well the reason for depression. Magnesium is a correction, its a cure. Its not just a treatment of symptoms like Celexa and Wellbutrin. Medications can create problems in your future and then you need more prescription on top of prescriptions. Prolonged use of these drugs could make you drug dependent and you can not just take yourself off of them.
Avatar n tn I suffered from a terrible case of postpartum depression after my DD was born. I was put on Zoloft and it didn't work for me at first. My dose started out at 50mg and the dr. increased it slowly until I was finally taking 150mg and I started to feel better after about 6 weeks. I don't know why the dr. wouldn't put me on something else, because it was so painful to go through PPD and I was looking for relief.
Avatar f tn Please discuss this possibility with your doctor. Normally, ophthalmic migraines do not require treatment. But if these symptoms recur regularly then you may need medication to reduce the frequency and/or severity of attacks. Postpartum depression is a strong possibility. This is very common and expected after delivery and under diagnosed. It presents with many symptoms and the symptoms can vary from person to person. Talk to your gynecologist once about this.
1056278 tn?1261729045 With your EKG reading there is a possibility you MAY have something called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, however having said that, your symptoms don't really fit that disease process; my daughter was already being transplanted by the age of 22. By 16 she had over 48 hospitalizations. You really need to get some serious help with your panic attacks; it is the panic attacks that are keeping you from enjoying life, it's not really the PVCs.
Avatar f tn These compounded hormones do not affect fertility, they are not for birth control purposes, but can certainly help with excessive, irregular bleeding, depression, menopause symptoms and other hormonal imbalances. My heart goes out to all you having problems with the pill. I have a 20 year old, 4 months on the pill, experiencing constant anxiety and depression with anger and bouts of crying over small things. I am helping her find alternatives.
Avatar n tn I have constant headaches and head rushes. I definitely have depression symptoms probably due to the hair loss. My anxiety is the same as before taken synthroid, in other words, I still have it (I have taken meds in the past for anxiety but all they made me feel was numb). I think my freeT3 should be higher as well as my freeT4. I am going to talk about adding T3 to my meds next weeks. It seems that most of us that are medicated still have symptoms...wonder why that is!!
Avatar n tn I should have know that was due to my postpartum depression. I went to see a psych and he gave me xanax. I took it for about 3 months and when i noticed I was taking them daily I tried to stop on my own. IT WAS HORRIBLE. I thought I was going insane. I kept thinking negative thoughts, my anxiety went throguh the roof, My heart was constantly racing, I couldn't drive, I was a big mess. My heart would tingle.
1453232 tn?1285175548 I took it because I had bead anxiety after my baby was born. I should have know that was due to my postpartum depression. I went to see a psych and he gave me xanax. I took it for about 3 months and when i noticed I was taking them daily I tried to stop on my own. IT WAS HORRIBLE. I thought I was going insane. I kept thinking negative thoughts, my anxiety went throguh the roof, My heart was constantly racing, I couldn't drive, I was a big mess. My heart would tingle.
215461 tn?1331866365 I obviously have goiters or nodules or something for the swelling neck, so could these cause the symptoms I'm having, without changing my blood tests? I would appreciate any advice since I am getting no where with my doc. I am 28 and have no energy to even take care of my 22 month old son. Also.. while pregnant, they told me I had really whacked out hormone problems. I also had pregnancy induced hypertension and extreme edema. I read this could be from a thyroid problem as well. Finally.
Avatar f tn I got pregnant in August 2008 I gave birth May 8th (2009) and have not felt well since. I am nearly 5 months postpartum now and have dropped only 20 of the 50 pounds I gained during my pregnancy. I dropped that weight within the first month and have not lost a pound in 4 months! I could eat salads only and not drop even an ounce! I am breastfeeding too! I am now 156 pounds and 5ft 5" tall.