Postpartum depression treatment and breastfeeding

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Avatar f tn but that isnt all, before i got pregnant i was diagnosed with severe depression and was put on meds that helped alot, i stopped taking them during the pregnancy and my first four weeks postpartum (breastfeeding) i feel so guilty for stopping breastfeeding and im constantly worried about germs and im overly paranoid about falling asleep with the baby in my lap.
5509652 tn?1391232415 Your depressive episodes sound like classic depressive episodes, but major depression and bipolar overlap in the depression phase, making them hard to distinguish if you're not manic. But you have some major mania red flags. Given your young age and the combination of symptoms, I'd say it's a definite possibility, and you clearly need help for the state you're in right now no matter what the diagnosis ends up being. Best of luck.
Avatar f tn Anyway, my doctor keeps assuring me that it IS a type of postpartum anxiety/depression and that it may take a year or longer to sort itself out. I've looked on the net and there is some correlation between having had a baby / severe drop in hormones and strange physical / mental changes. I'm so sorry to hear that you are suffering also - i wouldn't wish this on my anyone. It has totally consumed my mind and my life.
Avatar f tn I developed a rash about 3 weeks postpartum. It started on my breasts, and I thought it was from breastfeeding and messing around with them more than usual. It was SO ITCHY, like fire ants crawling on me, and kept me up most nights. My doctor said it was eczema, and there wasn't anything I could do about it. I tried Aveeno cream for eczema, ice packs, diaper rash cream, and many other over the counter creams.
Avatar f tn Myself I didn't get any meds but got some homeopathic and herbal treatment to tune the nerfs and coold the nervousness and it's helping.. Wish u and myself and all mothers the good luck...
Avatar f tn 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. It has been very helpful to read all postings here as I was not aware of such serious side effects and was not sure what was going on with her. Depression and the pill are obviously not researched at all.
Avatar f tn What she's been through physically and schedule-wise, causes the normal person to feel depressed if cooped up all day in the house, and not getting enough sleep, and the physical demands of breastfeeding and postpartum recovery. The first answer to that isn't drugs. The first answer is get up, get showered, and get out of the house. And as Andi posted, eat right and take care of yourself.
Avatar f tn One doctor told me I haveBack Pain with Sciatica, Hematuria and he went on im his notes I have MS and the MS is called Arthralgia and Muscle problem.Now another told me that Diagnostic were that he note Facet Arthrosis in the lower spine -L4-L5 and L5-SI and mild facet hypertrophy.But no significant disc bulge or protrusion is seen at any level. Disc space are well maintained. Now after my baby was born 2 month she came down with Baterial Meningitis after I stop breastfeeding expain that to me.
Avatar n tn I took Yaz for over a year and just recently stopped. I experienced sever depression which got worse and worse each month. I didn't notice it at first because it happened so gradually. I also had a lot of things going on in my life at the time (studying for the bar exam, starting a new job etc) so i was contributing my moodiness to stress. But after the things in my life calmed down i noticed the depression and moodiness were still there and getting worse and worse.
Avatar n tn They decreased after pregnancy to a few hundred per day. i'm now 6 months postpartum and with the help of a beta blocker I've got them down to between about 6 and 100 per day. There are some scientific papers written on this subject where they have put holters on women who were suffering palpitations during pregnancy and found that they were having thousands of PVCs per day.
Avatar f tn It’s more than just the “baby blues.“ Learn to recognize the signs of postpartum depressionand how to treat it. Questions Breastfeeding Moms Ask About OTC Medicines Learn which over-the-counter medicines are safe for you and your baby Angina (Chest Pain) FAQs Get answers to your top questions about this common — but scary — symptom Best Foods for Breastfeeding Moms 6 essential foods for new moms (and their newborns!
Avatar f tn Since these symptoms are often attributed to being postpartum and the stress of having a new baby, the thyrotoxic phase of postpartum thyroiditis is often missed. It is much more common for women to present in the hypothyroid phase, which typically occurs 4-8 months after delivery and may last up to 9 –12 months. Typical symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, depression and poor exercise tolerance.
1589929 tn?1310070522 You've had depression, anxiety and insomnia all your life and now you're pregnant and you're blaming your new husband for not curing you. And you're midterm in your pregnancy. And you've moved far far away from where you lived before, although it's not clear that you got any support there that might be helpful. What do you want your new husband to do?
Avatar f tn Then, in september this year I gave borth to baby and doctors forbid me to breastfeed my baby, saying that I have infection of hepatitic and I may pass it on to my child. It caused lots of distress and deepend postpartum depression. Anyway, baby is bottle fed. What is you opinio about brestfeeding and hepaititc C positive for antibodies, but negative for RNA test? Should I start treatement with interferon??!
1876121 tn?1320473706 do both cause the mental problems? how soon after they test further and properly diagnose this and begin treatment can i expect results??
Avatar n tn you also want to watch foods that are spicey and foods that could be gasey. It will all go through the breast milk and make the baby have the same effects.
Avatar n tn My doctor said it is normal to feel this way if you have a period whilst breastfeeding and didn't even do any test. I have been told I may be lacking iron, could this be the case and if so what can I do? I am just getting so angry with myself for not doing normal house chores etc. I am also not spending quality time with my baby because I am always laying down. My partner is now going back to work after Christmas break and I am not sure how I am going to cope.....please help me!
Avatar f tn So my doctor said if my symptoms returned I could begin taking the medicine again and if that still didn't help I should come and see her for other treatment options. As for the ANXIETY, I went to a psychologist and had group sessions where I learned about panic and anxiety and ways to cope with them. Basically you need to view the situations that make you anxious in a different light by breaking them down and getting to the root of your anxious thinking.
Avatar f tn A woman may have a number of symptoms such as sadness, lack of energy, trouble concentrating, anxiety, and feelings of guilt and worthlessness. The difference between postpartum depression and the baby blues is that postpartum depression often affects a woman’s well-being and keeps her from functioning well for a longer period of time. Postpartum depression needs to be treated by a doctor. Counseling, support groups, and medicines are things that can help. Postpartum psychosis is rare.
Avatar n tn Simple question here, has anyone ever had a negative blood test and negative urine test and went on with their daily routine and a month or so later found out you were in fact pregnant while having ultrasound done. If this has happened to anyone or perhaps someone you know, please respond, I'd appreciate the information. Thanks.
290867 tn?1333572878 *crying jags *hypersensitivity *feeling overwhelmed *irritability *impatience *sadness (may be aggravated by the expectation of new motherhood bliss) Baby Blues becomes Postpartum Depression when the symptoms begin to interfere with you everyday living. Postpartum Depression typically develops anywhere from a week to several months after delivery.
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.
312323 tn?1193300534 decided to send me to a pain clinic and to a psychiatrist because since I had a hysterectomy it thru me into a depression that is imaginable at one point I was considering suicide, I felt like I was no longer a woman, I had no femal organs, and I felt empty inside. I am still going thru all of this all because of a little T shaped plastic thing that was inserted into my cervex. wow I never thought this would happen to me I dont think anyone does untill it happens.
Avatar m tn As we discussed it further, many began to make the connection between when they weaned off of breastfeeding, and this marked increase of emotional depression. Remember, for some women, oxytocin does function as a conduit for uplifted mood and bonding, so their emotional wellbeing during breastfeeding was being bolstered by the rise in oxytocin. As breastfeeding ends, so does the regular hormonal production of prolactin and oxytocin.
Avatar f tn My friend was treated for depression and the main problem that she was diaabetic ..our family friend also had very bad anxiety and depression and took pills for nothing because her problem was (perimenaupose!) and once setting up the hormones level everthing has vanished...! Good luck for u guys and nice to hear from you how you are doing!
Avatar n tn I have 2 beautiful girls who are 14 and 9 years old, and I'm pregnant again. I have bee extremely fortunate to not experience postpartum depression. It can be managed well, with medications and without, with therapy and understanding. It is hard at times, I will not lie, but it can be done and successfully.
Avatar n tn I've struggled with anxiety, PTSD and depression my entire life due in large part to a crappy childhood and bad genes. I'm 47. In my thirties, I had extreme postpartum depression and anxiety that resulted in a suicide attempt--pretty severe stuff. As I've aged I've also gained a bit of wisdom about myself and how I want to live the rest of my life. Certainly not with all of these mental health problems. A year and a half ago, I started psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. First, Zoloft.
Avatar f tn After my trying lithium, Abilify and 7 other drugs over the past year with terrible side effects (the worst one was major depression), I'm trying alternative medicine and 2 weeks into my new regimen, I feel 100%. I'm taking Gaia Herbs Holy Basil, per bottle dosage guidelines, and 8 grams of Nordic Naturals Omega-3's per day. My question is has anyone had a patient who has been successful in treating her bipolar disorder with Holy Basil and Omega-3's?
215461 tn?1331866365 Thyroiditis usually resolves itself within 12 months and does not require treatment. But it is more likely to be goitre. As said before a goitre may (heterogenous) or may not (homogenous) contain nodules - the only sure way to tell is by ultrasound. Keep an ear out for those two words as they do the scan. The strange feelings you are having in your neck are common with goitre - as the enlarged gland is causing compression and pressure on other structures in your neck.
Avatar f tn I am 21 and very active, tall and have always been thin. 6'1 and around 170 lbs until I started treatment about 9 months ago. I am now 203 lbs, and have been dramatically cutting back on food and drink and increasing my exercise. I have been in a 5 day a week boot camp challenge class for the last four months, as well as a yoga class once a week, and I swim for over an hour almost every day, as I am a nanny and I swim with the kids.