I am coming up to 4 months into my recovery from postpartum phycosis, I was in a MBU for 12 weeks and diagnosed with PP 7 days after my daughter was born in May.
Whilst at the unit they also diagnosed me with bipolar.
I am on sertraline, lithium and olanzapine.
Luckily I am doing well with my mood now, as it dropped extremely low and it was very dark and I finally feel I am bonding with my beautiful little girl.
One thing I am struggling with is comfort/ binge eating and my energy levels. I can go through a pack of biscuits and think nothing of it. It’s a craving I really struggle with, if there is nothing in I will find something to ease the craving, like have jam on toast, cereal and sugar. I am putting on weight and hate it.
Has anyone else experienced this? The plan is to start coming off the olanzapine once my lithium levels have been checked.
Thanks everyone x