I think of my body and my brain as interrelated and both being affected by my overall health, but now I do not know where to start to speed up my healing.
I gave birth to my 3rd two months ago. Pregnancy was harder than the previous ones, especially emotionally. I am normally quite a gentle mama, practising NVC to the best of my ability, but while pregnant I snapped at my kids on a regular basis, felt tired often - but hoped I'd feel better after the baby was born.
I feel worse.
I have never felt so easily irritated, so furious so often as I do nowadays. I even experienced waking up feeling furious as my first feeling. How is that possible?
I feel ready to start to help my self and refill my energy. But I am wondering how to tackle this.
I get out every day. I have started working out again. We eat quite traditional with as much organic as possible and as little processed foods as possible, lots of raw milk, protein and veggies, green smothies and many supplements as recommended in "Nourishing traditions", like fermented cod liver oil, butter oil etc. We have eaten like this for a few years now.
I don't know whether I have PPD or one of the many conditions I have read about here, like adrenal fatigue? A liver that needs cleansing? So, where should I start? How can I know whether it is my body that needs healing or more of a mental issue? I have tried counselling before, it did not help much. I feel that I have improved my mental health much more by self study, through all the attachment parenting books and the non violent communication books I have read and slowly but steadily applied to our lives.
But some days I feel that I need to see someone professional.
Where would you start?