I’ve just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes and it’s really knocked me. I’m not very occupied with work as things are winding down as maternity leave approaches. I’ve stopped taking haloperidol for a few days on the advice of my perinatal psychiatrist, tried eating differently (avoiding sugar) and now I just feel utterly miserable. I love food and hate diets.
I’m not looking forward to these next few months at all. I’m thinking of re-starting the haloperidol tonight to see if it makes a difference with my mood, especially as I’ve been so tearful and sleepy today.
This pregnancy has been one thing after another - anxiety about getting postpartum psychosis again, flu, hypomania, waters breaking early and now gestational diabetes. My last pregnancy was nothing like this! It feels like I have such bad luck and worry about what more could be thrown at me - maybe a shit birth to top it all off.