I have been diagnosed with PP and PPD. It started in March 2015, 4 days after the birth of my daughter. I won't go into details, as it will bore you all, but basically, I am 7 months down the line and feel nothing has changed and I am only getting worse. It has destroyed my life and turned it upside down. I am so unhappy, I can't describe it.
I have support form a mental health team and currently seeing a psychiatrist and psychologist. I have a loving husband (who knows everything and has been there for me throughout) and friends and family if I let them in. However I have now tried many drugs and different doses and nothing seems to have worked. Has anyone ever tried ECT?. I know it is drastic, but I am pretty desperate. I know people keep telling me that it will get better in time, but I don't know how I can be this ill! To the point where I do not believe I am ill and there is something bigger going on (part of the psychosis).
I guess I am just after some advice about alternative treatments to antipsychotics and antidepressants and whether there is any advice out there about ECT for this condition.
Thank-you for listening,