I am beginning to wonder if there isn't more to this anxiety issue then PPD. I have responded well to the medication I am on and truly was feeling great. I still worried, but it was more in line with the normal worry that I think comes from being a first time mom. I have started to feel that panicky feeling returning more frequently. That need to obsessively check on him while he is sleeping and struggling with leaving him with people I trust. (the only people I ever leave him with are my husband, my parents and my inlaws, all whom are fabulous with him). He has been going through a spell of not sleeping, so I am exhausted. Did you find that lack of sleep contributed dramatically to PPD, or do you think this is more? I have an appointment next week with the pyschiatrist, but am curious as to what you think. I wonder if my meds need to be adjusted? Thanks for any thoughts or feedback!
I only know that with my ppd that lack of sleep had a lot to do with it for me. Even now if I'm exhausted or have pms I start to have those ppd emotions again. Good luck with your appointment and I hope you get some sleep!
YES!!! Lack of sleep would ALWAYS bring back my PPD symptoms! In the beginning though, I did increase my dosage and it helped alot. After about 5 or 6 months I was able to decrease it again. I hope all goes well with your appointment and you feel better soon!
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