Eclampsia and then Thyroid problems from UK?

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Eclampsia and then Thyroid problems from UK?

Postby Lynne1009 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:58 am


I recently experienced post partum eclampsia. 4 hrs after the birth of my baby boy I became very ill with a blood pressure of 170/149. My organs and veins all started to shut down. The doctors were amazing though and went full hog on me, pumping me full of so many different drugs. I was out of it for about 48 hrs so as a result cldnt feed or spend time with my little baby. My milk ended up being a week late too. I only breast fed him for 7 weeks as i really struggled and suffered a little depression. I think coz I lost those first few days id convinced myself we hadnt bonded and he wasnt attaching properly. Once I stopped breast feeding though things improved and got alot better until recently. I've just now been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid. Ive been feeling really down and insecure and Liam (my wee one) screams his head of a lot. To make matters worse my hubby works away.It all came to a head this last tuesday when i kind of lost it and phoned my hubby telling him i didnt want our baby anymore. He spoke to my parents who took action amd ive been staying with them for support. I feel awful as i didnt mean any of it but still feel miserable. Im wondering if anyone out there has experienced anything similar with eclampsia, depression and thyroid problems. Until the eclampsia i had no history of thyroid issues and have read that there could b a link btween the two. Could really use talking to someone who knows how i feel

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Re: Eclampsia and then Thyroid problems from UK?

Postby sam10 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 07:54 pm

Hello and welcome.

I am so very sorry you had such a hard time with eclampsia hitting you right after birth. But I am very glad your doctors acted quickly and provided proper care.

I am not sure if anybody told you, but having a traumatic birth or postpartum experience makes you more prone to post-partum depression. I am not a health care professional, but from what you are describing it sounds like you might suffer from it. But to be sure it might be best to seek professional help. Postpartum depression is something that also women suffer from who had very normal births.

I am very glad that your parents are here to help and you are finding ways to cope. I found counseling to be a lifesaver during my pregnancy and also after giving birth.

PS: I will move your post to the forum "Ask the Experienced", as you might get more readers and hopefully somebody else will chime in. Sorry I only saw your post now
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE

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