I’ve wrote on here a few times and always value the response I get then I tend to forget about the page as life is so busy.
I was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis after the birth of my son 3 years ago and we spent nearly two months in a mother and baby unit. Previous to his birth I had a long history of depression, begged for a perinatal cpn when I found out I was having him at 20weeks and was told they were too busy. A category of failures on behalf of our local mental health services resulted in a terrible time for me and my family.
I have been on lithium and up until recently olanzapine. I had a fair idea that things would be pointing more towards bipolar now as it’s no longer postpartum. At no point has my psychiatrist or Cpn discussed this with me though. I needed a supporting letter for a council house recently in which it stated I had a long history of bipolar disorder.
Was news to me. Lol. Prior to my sons birth I had not shown any symptoms or traits relating to bipolar only long periods of depression. Taking things a day at a time just now getting to know the new me. The thing I hate is not knowing who I am going to wake up to be the next morning. I will keep fighting though. J x