im new here , this is my first post. So Im dealing with the fallout after the initial postpartum psychosis diagnosis. Although I'm relieved to know what happened, knowing what this is is also scary. For me the fallout is:
The crazy things you did
The relationships destroyed by the above
The bone tiredness
The brain fog
The fear.. fear of what your brain is capable of.. fear that you cant go on and you may not be capable of raising your children
I'm only 5months out from my initial break. Which tbh I dont know how I'm still alive or how I survived till now lol. I cant believe there are people on here who are 8 years out! I didnt know it was possible.
But anyways, what helped you get through if your are already recovered? Is recovery a life long thing? Or do you get to a point where you feel recovered and then it's just normal maintenance of mental health? Is there anyone who has survived postpartum psychosis and is no longer on medication? I'm just wondering at the possibilities.. when in reality I need to focus on today i suppose. The rest will sort itself out.
Honestly just typing this makes me feel better. Knowing theres a whole community of people who've been through, who are going through it - though I wouldn't wish this illness on my worst enemy - it is comforting to know I'm not alone.