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Old 02-18-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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So its been 3 months since my baby girl was birthed so traumatically. Ripped from my body because my body was failing us both.

Miss A is still in hospital and until she stops her Brady and destats she won't be home.

I'm not coping. Driving over an hour to get to the hospital to see her, staying all day. It's way draining.

I got diagnosed with PTSD after 6 weeks of being a mum. It's been a rough road and I cry every night.

I've recently started drowning my thoughts with either temazepam or alcohol. I can't do this much longer ..

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Old 02-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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I know how your feeling we have had to deal with this a few times within our family alcohol is not the answer but I know how easy it is to turn to it when your in need please if you want to chat you can message me anytime xx
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:04 AM   #3
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Just an update.

After 92 days of miss a being in hospital, we have her home.

She is now 8 months old. Nearly 6 months adjusted and doing reasonably well.

So was I until I recieved my medical records.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:20 AM   #4
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Wow. Seeing this post and comparing to now...

Here's another update.
Went to therapy, failed.
Tried meds, failed.

I am still managing pnd, guilt and really severe anxiety and PTSD.


My health has deteriorated. My blood pressure and heart rate going all over the place. They are thinking now it could be from the severe pet I had in my pregnancy that's done irreversible damage. They did warn me about that.


Anyway my Bp meds are supposed to help with anxiety. They are not tho. Atenolol sucks!


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Old 03-31-2014, 08:32 AM   #5
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Hmmm meds ontop of meds just been put on an antidepressant again.


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Old 04-02-2014, 06:05 PM   #6
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I spend a year after my third child was born with what I now know was PPD. I even went to the dr but got no treatment or diagnosis.
I felt like I was dragging myself through wet concrete every day just to get the basic things done. My kids were 4 and 2 when the youngest was born. She was born with a congenital cataract in her right eye. It's was a very stressful time.
There is a saying " I would have a mental breakdown but I don't have time" that's what I remember of that time, I just keep doing because the kids needed me to. I don't know how I got through and came out the other side with a marriage and three kids intact.
I hope you can get the treatment you need to help get yourself through this, you have had it very rough with a traumatic delivery and issues with the health of your little one.
Try not to despair there is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:03 AM   #7
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Thank you lillybet I'm trying but it seems things are too hard at the moment.

I ended up having a breakdown.
My marriage is hanging by a thread due to my husbands aggression and anger issues.
He said something the other night which made me really hate the person I've become, and he isn't the same person I fell in love with.

The dr has recommended temazepam as I'm not sleeping and I cry at the drop of a hat at the moment.

I can't wait till I can pull myself out of this rut!


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Old 04-14-2014, 01:43 PM   #8
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So its been 3 months since my baby girl was birthed so traumatically. Ripped from my body because my body was failing us both.

Miss A is still in hospital and until she stops her Brady and destats she won't be home.

I'm not coping. Driving over an hour to get to the hospital to see her, staying all day. It's way draining.

I got diagnosed with PTSD after 6 weeks of being a mum. It's been a rough road and I cry every night.

I've recently started drowning my thoughts with either temazepam or alcohol. I can't do this much longer ..

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I feel for you so much and have been through a similar situation with the birth of my middle child. I do know that self medicating isn't helpful, only dangerous. It's a very rough road and no one but a mother can ever understand what you are going through. I finally had family and friends tell me I needed to get professional help and that was the best thing I ever did, a couple of weeks after starting medication and talking to a therapist I was able to slowly handle my sons situation. This made me stronger for myself and mainly for my son. If I wasn't coping then I couldn't be strong for him. My son is now 15, happy and healthy and I pray for your daughter to be the same. But you really need to take care of yourself too so you can be strong for your baby!
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:50 AM   #9
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Thanks. She's now nearly 2.5 yrs old and it's still affecting me so bad.


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i'm a father with what i believe to be ppd. my first baby was born with congenital heart condition. She will be a year old in 6 weeks. even though she had her heart surgery last month and is doing great, i'm still struggling with my depression. I've been struggling with depression for 10 years but it usually doesnt last more than a few months, but ever since my baby was born my depression has been pretty constant.
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