by faith (143 Posts), Fri Jun 10, 2005 07:04 pm
I gave myself about six months to get over my fears, anxiety, panic attacks, etc and it just wasn't working. At the advice of my primary care doctor, I consented to go on an anti-depressant. I'll admit that at the time I was really apprehensive about taking a pill...I somehow thought that if I couldn't deal with my post tramatic stress issues (due to eclamptic seizure) & post partum depression issues that somehow I was a failure to myself and to my son. Well, fast forward six weeks later to when the meds started to kick in...I now feel great...finally, after months of needless suffering I am able to put things in perspective and I am starting to feel like my old self again...thanks God! My only concern is, how long will I have to be on the medication? My doctor feels that if it is working, then I shouldn't be worried about that now...but I don't want my happiness & calmness to be dependent on these pills. The way I am feeling now is the way I felt before PE & Help hit me. If anyone else had to go on perscription anti depressants after PE, how long did you have to stay on them??? Also, I was watching tv the other night and I saw a commercial for one anti depressent in particular that said if you have had a seizure in the past then this pill is not for you....while I am not on that medication (I'm on Zoloft) it promted me to ask my doctor if zoloft was safe for me being that I had an eclamptic seizure. She assured me that I am fine, but I must admit, my faith in the medical field has been lacking these days. Additonally, after I read a the post about "when were you diagnoised with h.e.l.p" i called my obgyn who informed me that I had h.e.l.p as well...and I didn't know that until just now...almost seven months post partum! I wouldn't have even thought to ask if it wasn't for the post I read on this forum. Guess you learn something new everyday!
Mommy to Matthew born at 37 1/2 weeks. Post Partum Eclamptic