Headaches Dizziness Light Headedness 6 Months Postpartum

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Sophiejoe1 - August 15

Thank you for getting back, did you get anti depressants or did it calm down on it's own? Only reason I ask is I really don't want to take that road with anti depressants especially if there's anything I can do myself to make me feel more normal? :)

 

Sophiejoe1 - August 15

Thank you for getting back, did you get anti depressants or did it calm down on it's own? Only reason I ask is I really don't want to take that road with anti depressants especially if there's anything I can do myself to make me feel more normal? :)

 

Sophiejoe1 - August 15

Oh also forgot to mention that I was tested for thyroid and it came back hyper active and as slowly went to 'normal' levels as of last week, I'm wondering if it has now went undeactive and my bodies not coping well from it.. My doctor called it thyroiditis could this still be causing my dizziness x

 

MikeyMay - August 15

I didn't go on anti depressants. Honestly I never realized or wanted to believe my symptoms were caused by PPD and Anxiety. I really believed there was something physically wrong with me. I used to spend hours and hours online trying to figure it out. I would be in the ER one day and my docs office the next just crying and shaking. Once at the ER they told me I had elevated TSH and that could be at the root of it all. Then I went back 3 days later to get retested and that test included a thyroid panel with free T3 and T4 etc and that one came back normal and so has every one since that day. I am under the impression that our thyroid goes up and down a bit post partum and then gets back to normal. Some people end up with a perm. thyroid condition after pregnancy but not most. You can google this relationship I think there is some evidence that a little fluctuation after birth can be expected. During all of the early days when I was super dizzy and lightheaded I would wonder if something was wrong with my ears. They used to ring too. I discussed this with my doctor and she gave me ativan which is a benzo drug (like xanax or valium but safer if b___stfeeding). At first it was prescribed every 8 hours and it really helped with the dizzy feeling. Then I was afraid to get addicted to it so I would only take it if I had to do something like go out with the inlaws or walk around the zoo etc. This medication is given to people with vertigo and numbs the inner ear/brain connection some so you don't feel as dizzy. Of course it is also something anxious people take...LOL...looking back now I see why it worked for me. Do you have anything else going on? How are you sleeping? Does the dizziness come and go or ever get less? I am like you in that I didn't want to be on anti-d's. I always said that if I felt suicidal or like I wasn't bonding with my child I would do it but I never felt that. I tried some natural things like Magnesium citrate (love it) and GABA. Go to Amazon and look up Natural Calm drink. It works! I was trying to post a link to a forum I used to post to years ago. This forum won’t let me post it so if you want go to netmums and look up “fuzzy head tired after birth.” There was also one I used to post to on b___stfeeding dot com but I don't know if it is still active. Besides time and sleep one the the biggest helps for me was finding others and realizing there was hope. We didn't know what was wrong but it felt good to know there were people out there having the same feelings. A group of ladies from this forum as well as others have started a private facebook group. If you are interested drop me a line at 789c___p at gmail dot com. I wrote the address that way because this forum doesn't allow email addresses :o)

 

Sophiejoe1 - August 16

Wow that sounds like me, I've diagnosed myself with absolutely everything, the latest being low blood sugar, it is strange you seen a little difference in thyroid too as my doctor is adamant that's what's causing my problems and anxiety, hoping once my thyroid stabilises this can all be just a bad time ( which I'm upset about as this is meant to be an exciting time having a baby) I will look for the page you've sent, will be helpful speaking to you all that have been through this :) also have ordered the natural calm here's hoping it does me good :)

 

Cecily - October 24

Hello everyone – I'm wondering how many of you had epidurals versus natural childbirth, particularly with ringing in the ears or tinnitus. I know that sometimes an epidural or spinal anesthesia can cause spinal fluid leaks and pressure changes, not necessarily accompanied by a headache. If it's a smaller leak it might not be found on MRI? I'm trying to avoid more invasive procedures. Also, how many of you have had your symptoms go away? How long did it take? I have found that these are really common symptoms during pregnancy but usually go away right after the birth. I'm finding less cases that start after the birth, some of these were confirmed cases of CSF leaks - A couple cases used blood patches to relieve isolated auditory symptoms. I am going on 15 months here. Thanks!

 

Cecily - October 24

Lyns - I know it has been three years, so did the ringing in your ears and everything go away? If so, how long did it take? Thanks!

 

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