I'm very new here. I've been looking online for information on PP for a while and only just found this. I hope you can give me some advice.
I suffered from PP in early December 2014. I went through all the usual symptoms and was eventually sectioned when my little girl was 9 days old. I was away from my baby until I was found a place at a mother and baby unit in Nottingham, miles from my home town. (Would just like to add, my heart really goes out to you ladies who were separated from their babies for a long period of time; I would have seriously deteriorated if I had to wait any longer than I did).
I was in the MABU for almost 2 weeks as I made a fast recovery and was discharged early as Christmas was approaching. I was happy to get back to my normal life and felt fine.
I was given an anti-psychotic and a course of Lithium for 2 years as they had diagnosed me as bi-polar. When I was discharged a team of people had to come from my home town and agree on the support I would be offered. On arrival at home I was having regular contact with my Doctor and had a nurse come to check on me twice a week. I attended the support groups I was invited to but stopped attending as the women were suffering with Post-natal depression, and had nothing in common with my illness.
I came off the anti-psychotic and my new Doctor said he would reduce me off my Lithium as he didn't feel that one episode of PP meant I was bi-polar. So 6 months after my PP I am off all medication and thought I would feel fine....
Unfortunately, now I feel worse than ever. I feel so low and hopeless. I've tried to contact my Dr and my nurse and had no reply. At every appointment I felt fine and told them that, so I think my Dr and nurse think I'm cured, but now I'm not OK and really need some help. I'm so disappointed they haven't checked on me or replied to my messages. Its been 2 weeks since I stopped my medication and haven't got another appointment with my doctor until June! (I will keep contacting them).
Just wanted to know if how I am feeling is normal? Am I suffering with post-natal depression? Or is this just reality without my medication? Anyone had a similar experience?
Sorry for the long post, just feel really confused and have nobody I can relate to. Any replies would be really appreciated and will answer any questions. Thank you in advance