y wife gave birth on the 23rd of February 2012 to our beautiful baby girl. My wife is a very calm controlled person and has never had any anxiety or anything like that.
After giving birth, she didn't tell anyone that she hadn't been sleeping. This went on for 6 full days. By the time she told me, she started to become worried about things, mainly about pain in her back after an epijoural. She was a little manic and I ended up taking her our GP.
He thinks that she has anxiety issues and has put her on Zoloft to manage it. She was hospitalised for 5 days whilst she was given strong sleeping pills to knock her out and make her sleep. She has now been released from hospital after pleading to come home. She is now confused, seems distant, doesn't answer questions until it's asked 5 times etc etc. She is sleeping and getting twice daily rest, but I'm concerned as she doesn't seem to be functioning properly.
I'm scared that the doctors have got it wrong. Perth 'King Edward' hospital were contacted by midwives and they backed up the doctor that she is going in the right direction. Is this something that will just take time? Or is this wrong and has she being incorrectly diagnosed? I'm so worried for her. But she is doing her baby duties like nothing has even happened! She loves her to bits, breast feeds, changes her, is still telling e that she loves me etc. But she does ask several times a day, 'what's wrong with me?'. She is a different person... PLEASE HELP!!!
You can research it but sometimes due to increased hormones and changes in blood volume can effect autonomic nervous system and cause it to malfunction which is defined as a form of dysautonomia. The autonomic nervous system controls all of our body's involuntary actions such as but not limited to: respiration., blood pressure, digestion, body temperature regulation, etc. When one has a breakdown of the autonomic nervous system, multiple systems are affected and multiple symptoms are present. Some symptoms of a disorder called POTS (posture orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) can include the following: tachycardia, orthostatic intolerance, low blood pressure upon standing, fainting or near fainting, fatigue, general weakness, visual disturbances, insomnia like your wife has. You can be so fatigue during the day that no matter how much you sleep you won't feel refreshed however at night its reversed and you have difficulty falling asleep and have energy. Nausea, joint pain, (especially lower back, neck, wrists) inability to regulate one's body temperature, cold hands and feet, chest pains, etc. Symptoms can range from mild to dibilitating. Symptoms wax and wane and can change at any moment. I hope this helps you.