Hi all. I suffered from pp quickly after the birth of my first son in March this year. Completely out of the blue, I've had no history of mental illness.
I didn't sleep and was v elated then anxious, I was admitted to a psychiatric unit when he was 13 days old, I can't imagine being apart now but I was so out of it then. I was in there for three weeks and was prescribed aripriprizole. I think I've made a full recovery, no anxiety or depressive symptoms now. Just can't wait to drive again, my consultant needs to write to the dvla as I've been stable for three months.
I hate the name pp, it doesn't suit my symptoms. I didn't hallucinate but did think I aw dreaming at times which I guess is the same.
I'm worried about it happening again if I have another child but consultant is confident that it won't b as bad - any mums in here that had a second child?
Anyone from North West uk?