My name is Simon and my wife is Diane, we are new to the group.
We gave birth to a beautiful baby 6 months ago and almost right away my wife was struck with insomnia and insane energy. Unfortunately being in Mexico right now, even though I am originally from England, my wife's condition was brushed under the table as nothing more than extra energy and hormones from child birth.
She suffered with over a month of insomnia, less than 2 hours sleep per 24 hours if that and always on the sofa after crashing out.
After 1 month of being told I am an idiot and she is fine by multiple doctors she finally cracked and started to hallucinate. Not sleeping this long does that to you.
She was committed to a Pysc ward and finally treated.
Now she is much much better having been on treatment for a few months now. However I still feel that they are treating her for Bi Polar disorder (no family history of illness) than PPP.
She is being given Lithium Carbonate after previously taking lots of other drugs to stabilize her.
The problem with Lithium is that she now sleeps for 16+ hours a day and the rest of the day is still drowsy although completely with it mentally she is getting more and more frustrated and now that the drugs are causing additional weight gain I feel she is soon going to be depressed because of it.
The Drs here are not good at all, and they are the best in the city, so if anyone can share some examples of their treatment and timelines that would be great.
They are currently saying she will be on the lithium for over 1 year more, and if the weight gain continues like that (even whilst dieting) she will become obese which is stressing her a lot as before the baby she had done great to lose a bunch of weight and become healthy.
Any ideas and support would be incredibly appreciated.
Simon and Diane.