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hello, 6 weeks ago i had a little girl unfortunatly she was born with gastroschisis and had to be whisked away to special care unit. A week later she had her op and went sucsessfull. Two days after that i came to see she was on a ventilator as she could'nt breath on her own. Now she is off her ventilator she is having trouble taking to her milk at the moment its one step 4ward 2 back. Anyhow since she was put on a ventilator i have been suffering these weird sensations in my head like pins and needles running all over then comes the constant pressure or heaviness and then my arms go numb and heavy. Sometimes the pressure is so intense i feel as though my head is going to explode. Im finding it really difficult to concentrate aswell. i went to the doctors and they said i have post natal depression which can trigger phobias and anxiety. i am still not convinced. i know this may sound silly bt i am convinced its a brain tumor or something.


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replied May 6th, 2008
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Your symptoms could be due to post-delivery depression and because you are so worried about your baby’s health. You should be aware that it is unlikely that you are really ill although your baby is. It seems unlikely that you have a brain tumor or any other severe disease.


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