Im going through post-pardum depression and i feel like im possessed and crazy. Im not able to think or concentrated while i am awake. Im always afraid. I feel panicky. I get a numb feeling in my body as well as spasms and the chills. I cant sleep. I just feel hopeless. And i constantly have scary thoughts that repeat in my mind all day and night. I need help because I am breastfeeding a 2 month old who wont take a bottle and i have 3 other children at home.
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you. Potpartum blues is seen in almost 80% of the females post delivery. However, post partum depression is a little less common.
Anyhow, you can still fight over it. Youâll need some psychological support from your family and possibly through the help of a counselor.
It makes sense to consult a psychiatrist as youâll likely need some anti-depressants like sertraline or fluoxetine to fight this illness.As you are breastfeeding, medicines you take can be passed to your baby.
Some antidepressants can be used safely with little risk to your baby. For the same, kindly consult a psychiatrist I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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