Hi Everyone, I am 60. I had the worst case of PP when I had my son 33 years ago. It was life threatening to the point were I was sectioned. After many attempts with meds, ECT - Electroconvulsive therapy did the trick. (Despite controversy). Previously I had no mental issues and they went after a year and I was completely free of any symptoms for years. However whatever 'it' is came back 12 years ago with the menopause. I can take Prozac and sometimes stop for up to 9 months but then the symptoms return. No GP's have any answers. I hate taking meds and tried many times to stop. Interstingly I can start Prozac and it works immediately and stop with not withdrawal symptoms. I have wondered for years what is going on with me. 5 years ago I had cognitive behavioural therapy and discovered that although I had been symptom free I had never got back to normal though I thought I was.
Does anyone know someone who has had the same experience later in life.
I truly sympathise with any mum who has PP, I feel even after all these years the help, support and understanding in the medical profession has not greatly improved to the extent one would expect after all these years. The worst part is that you often do not realise it is happening.
Love to all families who experience this. Xx