I suffered with PP in 2013, after the birth of my first child, I had never heard of it before, also once the physcosis subsided I was left with severe anxiety and depression. As the literature advised it was roughly a year before I felt ok again. Another year has passed now and I have had periods of depression and recently work is causing me to suffer badly with anxiety, to the point where I have handed in my notice and have no other job to go to. Prior to PP I was always a worrier but it would never have caused physical sensations, am I now to expect this if things are bad, am I now to expect I might not cope. My husband was really supportive through my PP but as soon as I was released from the MBU he thought I was ok, he doesn't seem to understand or appreciate how I feel. I also hate to say it but I hate to feel labeled ie say I suffer with anxiety / depression. And now if I do have a low day or an odd moan, my husband asks if it is because of my illness! 😕
Am I alone in these feelings, have people who have previously had PP gone on to suffer with anxiety, does it stay. Would appreciate any advice or even just a chat.