Evening ladies me again ☺️
Just wanted to ask & basically see if our symptoms we displayed during our espisodes of PP was similar..
What was you’re early warning signs something just ‘wasn’t right’ within yourself?
& how quick after delivery did you notice symptoms?
For me it was a few hrs after delivery I felt a ‘switch’ & I just knew I didn’t feel myself or how I did after I had my first son 5yrs previous.
I put how I was feeling down to the heavy drugs I had been given during my C section & presumed I would feel much more myself after a few hrs rest (although for the life of me my brain just wouldn’t switch off & allow me to rest)
I also thought that it was due to my Anaesthetist giving me the strong cocktail of medication & then I started to ‘blame’ him for why I was feeling the way I was, I was convinced he had gave me such high meds & that I was no longer the same woman who walked in to theatre a few short hrs ago, I was forever changed & I would no longer be me again.. this strong belief was very much true to myself.. & I made my family aware of that.. I kept saying over & over again ‘it’s Jamie’s fault’
Again I now look back on & believe this was where first symptoms of psychosis begun..
it then all transpired to me believing the midwives ‘had it in for me’ & didn’t like me, I thought they was checking up on me & felt very shifty in their presence..
again I now look back & believe PP was very much in motion..
Was this the same for any of you?
How soon after delivery did you notice you wasn’t feeling yourself?
& if so did you speak up on how you was feeling or ignore it in the hopes it would go away after a few hrs/days?