Postpartum antepartum issues
(Eveleth Minnesota )
Hi Wray, I would like some insight on my situation. I became pregnant after a miscarriage the year before and many years of infertility. I was 38 when I had my son. When I was almost eight months pregnant I started having severe anxiety and intrusive thoughts. I do have a mild form of OCD but it never affected my life. I had never had anxiety or any issues like this in my life. I almost had a nervous breakdown, did not know how I was going to manage being mom and caring for my son while I felt that I could not manage myself.
I live in a small town so I was getting no support as no one knew what to do with me other than telling me to do yoga or take a antidepressant. I did make it and after a very traumatic delivery my beautiful baby boy was born. I say traumatic because we almost lost him and had to do an emergency cesearian. His heart rate was dropping and my blood pressure was sky high. He had to be bagged as my placenta was dying? I do have hypertension and have been on meds for ten years as my entire dads side of the family all has high blood pressure. I did develop preeclampsia after giving birth. Just some history.
I had hoped after birth things would even out but that has not been the case. I breast fed my son for nine months so I did not get a period for almost a year. My periods used to be like clockwork but not anymore. I get it anywhere from 23 days to 26. I start to bleed a couple days prior to that but it stops and then my period will come. I never experienced this before. My moods are horrible surrounding my periods. I always had pms but nothing like this. I started Prozac and it helps some but I still have a lot of anxiety. I ordered a saliva test after going to my ob gyn and she was a snot and told me I was almost 40 (39 now) and all of this was normal. I should be getting the results soon. I took the test on your site and I think I had over 100 boxes checked so I started the progesterone cream and I am praying this is what I needed. Any insight you could give me would be great. I feel blessed to have found this site. You are amazing!! Thank you thank you