Discussion in 'Wellness' started by Afishwish, Nov 14, 2017.
Hugs Zoom. This is a sizeable step and I'm proud of you for reaching out.
@megatron I had no idea! That’s really good to know!
All the love and support @Zoomzoom
So, PP bleeding? I really didn’t bleed heavily for very long. I only needed the maternity pads for the first day, and for the next week I was fine in normal maxi pads. Then liners were really all I needed.
Every time I think I’m done bleeding and have a couple days of nothing, I get a gush. Also random clotting... but it’s not really bloody, but... fleshy.
No foul smell or anything, so I haven’t been too alarmed. I have no idea if this is in the realm of normal.
My bleeding with D was kind of similar, especially if I over did it.
Some info on stages of bleeding here
@BigFatGoalie YMMV but
1. Gushes after BFing are normal for awhile as it causes the uterus to contract more and I definitely had that until 1 monthish pp with C and experience that now with J at 3 weeks pp
2. My OB office advises any bleeding beyond brown spotting past 6 weeks pp deserves an exam. Thats just whats in my discharge ppw and I haven’t actually talked to a doctor regarding that info so I can’t say more but I just wanted to pass that on.
If it were me I’d maybe make an appt for in a week with the hopes it stops and if not ask for an exam and maybe U/S justtt to be safe. This is the kind of stuff I’d rather go in and have the OB/midwife think I’m silly than ignore and have a huge issue later.
I had the fleshy bits and it freaked me out particularly having had a retained placenta, but I don’t think it lasted this long. I’d probably try to be seen just for peace of mind.
Yeah, it’s been nearly 10 weeks now. I’ll book an appt and if it seems to stop for good before then, then great!
I've been prescribed sertraline (Zoloft). I'm nervous about it for reasons I can't quite put my finger on and worried that I'm going to need to be medicated for the rest of my life. It's a super low dose to start out then I go back in 2 weeks to re-evaluate.
I’m taking it now, you’ll be fine. The side effects (for me) are way less than the others I tried. Even if you need to take it for a while it’s because it helps and you need to treat a mental sickness just like anything else. Therapy will help you too, and your therapist and docs will always be evaluating when you might be able to taper off of it.
(Oh and it might take more than 2 weeks to really work, but you should feel some difference if the dose is ok. I switched right from one to another med and it took a few weeks to even out again and I’m still trailing dosage. Don’t give up too soon.)
I was on citalopram and now sertraline for about a year so far I think. I was scared the first time I went on meds, but they made such a big difference.
There’s no reason to think you’ll be on them forever if this is the first time you’ve really struggled. Sometimes we just need a little boost to keep us level.
You might feel crummy adjusting to it the first few weeks - I seem to always be drowsy at first - but within 6 weeks you should feel it lifting, hopefully.
Oh I struggled before as well. My doctor has me on a very low dose for the first week to try to minimize the onset of any side effects. I see her in two weeks to see how I'm doing. I also worry I won't know if I'm doing better because of the meds or I'm adjusting to motherhood or A is getting easier.
I have the "is it the meds or the other stuff getting better on its own" back and forth in my head, too @Zoomzoom . Really though the answer doesn't matter as much in the beginning of the process because it's all about getting back on your feet. You dont have to be on meds forever and probably won't be, but that's too long-term a view to take. Try and focus on feeling better now.
My skin is being straight up RUDE right now. Dry as fuck and yet acne and blackheads? Whatchyou doin gurl? Annoyingly I usually have pretty easy skin with none of the above issues. I guess I did get super into my K-beauty skin care after C was born so maybe I need to find a minute to restock and get back on that. I hope this is a hormones gone wild though and my skin will settle back down because especially the dryness is driving me insane.
@BigFatGoalie did your bleeding ease up?
You have a baby that’s 5 seconds old! You’re gorgeous!
Had my first counselling session today and I think it's going to be really helpful. Also stepped on the scale which was a serious reality check at how bad my weight gain is/was. Yiiiiikes.
Me too, friend. I didn’t think I had that much fun, but apparently I did. You’ll have time to worry about that later.
Don’t beat yourself up too much about weight gain. You grew a human being. Some people gain a lot, some a little. Some lose it all easy, some don’t. You’ll figure out what your body needs, but give yourself some grace while you get through figuring out a newborn before you worry so much about the number on the scale.
I am starting a mom & baby fitness class tomorrow, way back on the junk food, and going for a lot more walks. That was the plan even before I saw how bad the gain was, now I'm even more motivated to clean up my act. I feel like garbage (physically) so it had to happen scale or not and I have very few clothes that fit. I'm trying not to focus on what the scale says even though it was painful to see.
Oh definitely. The better choices will help, even if you aren’t monitoring it necessarily. Mostly I just meant to take it easy on yourself while you figure out all these changes. You’ll get there!
I know you know this but in case you need a reminder:
That class sounds like fun and I bet it's going to be stinkin' adorable.
Actually thinking of it as my gravitational pull makes me feel a lot better, strangely.
Liking for therapy
All the love and support @Zoomzoom . None of this is easy, and you're a rockstar for taking these first steps.