OK, so this is my second baby and I'm about 8 months postpartum now. About six weeks ago I started feeling depressed and then that turned into panic attacks. I haven't started my cycle again, but last time I started again right at six months pp. I can vaguely remember having some anxiety come up right before I started cycling again (like a month or so before), but I don't remember exactly how that all lined up. In any case, it's much worse this time compared with last time.
I'm wondering if anyone else out there has had a similar experience with getting ppa or ppd right before the return of fertility?
I should also add that my ppa has been more than just anxiety and panic attacks and is actually similar to hyperthyroid symptoms, but when I had my thyroid levels checked everything was within the normal range.
I would appreciate hearing what anyone thinks...
Sierra, wife to DH , Mama to DD (2012) and DS(2014). In love with my family and hoping for inner .
I've pretty consistently had pretty intense symptoms about 2 months before cycles return. I've sort of wondered if its like, my body is deciding, "okay, its time to get on with this ovulation business" and starts producing the hormones and "tries" to ovulate a few times before being actually successful in ovulating. (I have weeks of ewcm before first pp ovulation) then maybe all those hormones just kinda messes with me? I do tend to feel more stable once af is back.
Thanks for your replies. Very interesting about the 6-12 month thing, sierra, it's affirming to hear that i'm not a total anomaly! it did seem like a lot of the stuff I was seeing about ppd was specifically about the baby blues in the first couple of weeks just not going away.
and lilstar, thanks for sharing your experience too! I am hoping that things will make a turn around for me when my cycle comes back.