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Can pnd come on suddenly 4 months pp?

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RC000 Mon 28-Oct-19 07:30:53

Hello,
I have been feeling pretty normal but in last week feel like a tonne of bricks has hit me. Very teary, bone crunching tired, then feeling anxious I have pnd. Supportive partner but he works v long hours in week so I do wake up to bedtimes solo so am exhausted. Baby sleeps well but busy 3 yeat old too.
Will I feel normal again? How long should I leave it before going to GP? What will they most likely do? I have a thryoid condition but recent blooda normal. I am a bit scared.

tilder Mon 28-Oct-19 07:35:27

Mine came on around then too. Are you still seeing a health visitor? They may be able to help but yes, go see your gp. I had pills and counselling (was breast feeding).

Lots of hugs. It's horrible. You are a great mother. It's an illness and needs treating.

MayFayner Mon 28-Oct-19 07:42:47

Yes it can come on at this stage, absolutely.

You say it’s been a week. Maybe give it one more week and if you’re still feeling the same go and get checked out- the less time feeling miserable the better.

brew and cake for you

Jinglejanglefish Mon 28-Oct-19 07:44:59

Yes mine appeared out of nowhere when DD was about 5 months old.

Vix20678 Mon 28-Oct-19 07:45:56

Mine did. I’m not sure if you’re breastfeeding or not, but i found each time the baby dropped a feed I really suffered mentally.

But leaving that aside, delayed onset is common regardless. I hope you feel better soon. flowers

Trewser Mon 28-Oct-19 07:47:47

Yes because you are finally exhausted and running on empty. Go and see the gp its absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.

chipsychopsy Mon 28-Oct-19 07:59:50

Yes it can. But could it be possible your period is about to return? The hormonal build up to that can be horrendous. Agree with the PP to maybe give it a week.

RC000 Mon 28-Oct-19 08:14:54

Thank you. Sat here sobbing reading replies?! I am not BF so have had 2 periods so far mut may be linked. I will leave it another week before going to GP. Such a horrid feeling. Thank you for supportive messages.

Trewser Mon 28-Oct-19 08:15:49

Try and get as much rest and help that you possibly can this week.

AnuvvaMuvva Mon 28-Oct-19 08:45:49

PND can be caused by your being sensitive to your progesterone. Before pregnancy, did you suffer from PMT?

RC000 Mon 28-Oct-19 09:46:20

@AnuvvaMuvva no I didn't which is odd

chipsychopsy Tue 29-Oct-19 11:35:53

Just wanted to say if you feel really awful and want help now, absolutely go to the GP.

I'd guess a sudden drop is maybe hormonal though, that's not to say it isn't awful and it doesn't need treated, but perhaps might give you some comfort that it could be transient.

blackcat86 Tue 29-Oct-19 11:43:39

Mine came on at 4 months PP. I was warned that I was high risk after a traumatic birth and nearly losing DD. I felt ok at first, pleased to have her and me home safe but after a few months I was finally able to start catching my breath and that's when it all hit me. I found speaking to my GP helped. I had a short course of ADs and then self referred for CBT. I the end I found that counselling also helped.

RC000 Wed 30-Oct-19 16:50:12

Thank you for supportive messages. Really, really helpful. I have been feeling more myself the last few days but I am aware this may change so I am going to give myself another week to guage whether I need to see the doctor. I am trying to just accept the waves of sadness/anxiety when they come and realise that they do pass, on the advice of a friend.

orangejuicer Sun 03-Nov-19 16:16:38

Yes, 7m for me. Go to gp if only for a chat.

tilder Thu 07-Nov-19 19:00:44

Thought about you today op. Hope you're doing okflowers

RC000 Thu 07-Nov-19 21:25:37

@tilder thank you. I am feeling more myself. Have had the odd moment where I don't feel right but so much better than that bad week. I am still keeping a close eye on myself as I felt so awful it has confused me. Thank you for all your advice. I will keep you updated smile

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