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Feeling hazy, fogginess

Hey,

Just had baby boy almost 2 months ago. Diagnosed with ppd/ppa. Started taking 10mg Fluoxetine for about week in half. I had a great pregnancy and felt so good. My delivery was pretty intense and i felt different afterwards. I played it up to just having the baby. I started feeling hazy vision, fogginess and anxiety alot! Feeling like im just going through the motions, like im looking at myself but outside myself😞 Everything seems like im in a dream state. Really crappy.. My anxiety has lessoned with medicine a little not sure it will help with hazy feeling. I just want to feel like myself again!

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Welcome!

Congratulations on the birth of your baby. I'm sorry you're struggling with these symptoms. I too had the foggyness, vision issues, and feeling as if I wasn't really there. It's horrible!

Meds really helped me with these symptoms . One and a half weeks isn't that long so hopefully in another couple of weeks you'll start feeling more like yourself. Indeed in this interim period you may feel worse . Hang on in there if you can.

Keep talking. You're doing all the right things and will recover x

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Thank you. My baby just turned 3 months. Started feeling better for most part. But last week been feeling more anxiety again. Esp. In mornings. Blood pressure goes up and down. For the most part medicine is helped with foggyness and vision and some anxiety.

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Hi there

It's really positive you're feeling better believe me . Ups and downs are a normal part of the recovery process - very draining through.

Can you pinpoint what could have triggered the anxiety? Perhaps it's a type of post Xmas blues - this time of year can be hard too. Pmt can also be a trigger.

Mornings are hard for many apparently there's a physiological explanation as certain hormones dip at night . If you feel rubbish am try to get up and distract yourself - maybe that'll help take the edge of it x

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Hi there

How r u doing these days? Im having same symptoms. I’m 7 months postpartum. I haven’t found any clue yet that why I’m being like this. I want to be myself again 😩

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Hello:)

Just started to somewhat feel back to myself. Been up and down for almost 4 months now. I was taking meds for 2 months which helped with depression and foggy vision. But my anxiety was still coming and going. Luckily i just started drinking more water and deep breathing and cold washcloth around my neck when it happens. I check my blood pressure and if its normal i know its just my anxiety and lay down and relax myself. Once off the meds im feeling better. Im having better days now:) I realize it might take awhile for my body and hormones to get back on track and to not be hard on myself. I take it one day at a time! It will get better:)

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Hi there!

Thank you for the responding!

Yeah, I pretty much doing the same things. Check my bp when I feel weird an take my meds and makes me better. At very first couple months I had no idea what to do and what that was. Now, I try to relax and take control over my body.

How many postpartum are you?

I’m 8 and half months since it started.

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Im 4 months now post pardum. Feeling alot better now. I quit my prozac 10mg. Started taking good quality prenatal vitamin, eat protein, drink alot of water and get rest when baby does. I realize everyday will be ok as long as i go with the flow. Breathe and pray to God for his help. Some days are not so good but thats ok too. Living in the moment and looking forward to spring!!! Hope you are starting to feel better💜 Starting to exercise 30 min. When weather gets nicer. Walking with baby in stroller around the neighborhood. Take care!!

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I’m happy that you feeling better! 💖

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Great to hear youre doing so well! Exercising makes a huge difference and getting out and about with baby is perfect.

Having ups and downs is normal part of the recovery process - the down moments or blips are tough but having coping strategies helps hugely x

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Hello:)

Just started to somewhat feel back to myself. Been up and down for almost 4 months now. I was taking meds for 2 months which helped with depression and foggy vision. But my anxiety was still coming and going. Luckily i just started drinking more water and deep breathing and cold washcloth around my neck when it happens. I check my blood pressure and if its normal i know its just my anxiety and lay down and relax myself. Once off the meds im feeling better. Im having better days now:) I realize it might take awhile for my body and hormones to get back on track and to not be hard on myself. I take it one day at a time! It will get better:)

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Sounds really positive! So pleased you're feeling better x

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Thank you!! I am too!

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