Hey New mother,You are ok, deep breath and let's sort this out. You are a new Mom and even thow it is a happy time in your life it is stressful. Has your physician done a chest xray or checked you for an upper respiratory infection? I agree just giving you pain pills is not the answer. You want to get to the bottom of the problem.
Are you eating a lot of fiber or using fibercon daily with full glasses of water for your IBS? Perhaps you shoud ask your PCP if you have a bit of post partum depression. This is very comon and with help from your doc you should be able to get through it.Please stick with us and let us help you. Keep on posting and getting your feelings out. We care about you so I hope you feel comfortable talking with us.
Hugs to you sweetie. Kitt
Good Morning New Mother,
Hope your day is a good one and if you can get some sunshine that would be great. Sunshine is good for people with depression. Send some my way would you. I am in the snowbelt..............ugh.Hugs
Thanks for your support.. I needed to hear something.. if not anything..
Well today I had an argument with my fiance. I slept until 2pm, and I'm still very tired. My throat feels like something clicks or pops when I swallow, possibly anxiety.. Trying my best to ignore what anxiety throws at me. I do realize my stress is out of control. Our dog peed on the floor, and that triggered my stress like crazy. I have a daughter to take care of, a house to clean, laundry needs to be done...and I just dont want to move a finger. I told my fiance "i give up on cleaning" I just dont want to do anything. I broke my cell phone, because.. I just had so much anger/stress I had to take it out on something. (never done this or felt the need to throw anything) My fiance is just looking at me like.. "where did you go, who are you" I think having so much discomfort, and getting no answers... having crappy insurance so even if I wanted answers, i'm screwed. My fiance thinks I can just "snap out of it and i'll be okay" i'm giving up. Im getting to the point where i just dont want to "feel" cause when i do.. it doesn't feel good. I may have some postpartum, but I feel like.. If I didn't have so much discomfort in my ab area- and if I can breath good...I wouldn't be feeling so depressed. I just want to feel normal.. NO discomfort. I want to eat whatever, go jogging again without chest pain... I want a life! Im in constant discomfort!!! my ab area feels awful, why? I dont think this is ibs.. i went to the library and every book on ibs doesn't relate to my symptoms.. i dont have pain,(only chest pain) I have constipation but nothing to complain about.. yeah I get backed up, but I eat fiber and drink water and I'm o.k. the only things that bothers me is my discomfort in my upper ab area. Im starting to think it may be muscle related? because if i turn my body for too long and go back to normal it feels awful. I try to work out, it feels awful. Who do I go to see about this? I can't afford health it seems like. My miind feels ..crowded? foggy like..I can't think straight. I am getting muscle twitches all over..(anxiety, trying to ignore it)
I just want to lay in bed until I feel better.
If you were to see me in a store, you would think I'm perfectly healthy (other than me holding my stomach) I can play it off so well that I'm great, because I've been dealing with this since September. Now, i'm sick of dealing with it and acting like things are okay because there not. I can't even eat right now. At least I'm taking vitamins..
yes I too get migraines, but I know its from crying.. if I cry too much my head starts pounding with a terrible migraine. It's weird, i use to get migraines ALOT in highschool, my friends kind've knew this about me because i always carried tylenol or advil... I would get such bad migraines I would throw up.. Then after I had my baby, well.. since I got pregnant they've stopped. It does suck getting migraines. I know a friend who gets them alot, and the doctors just give him pain meds as well. he's had an MRI and every test you can think of.. I personally think he's just stressed, he has 3 kids- and working full-time. Anyway, thanks for your support gals.. I am trying so hard to think positive (believe it or not) but it is hard.. the only positive thing in my life is my daughter and of course family in general.. but the way I feel.. is torture. Can postpartum really make your stomach in constant discomfort? and be affected by food? I dont know..
New mother, I have IBS and it's horrible, it's what they diagnose you with when they can't find an answer....frustrating??? YES..I am in constant pain, but there is nothing "wrong" with me...I hate it
Push your doc to get all that you can...don't let them make you feel silly. It hurts, I know.. it (well I'm bollocking on now)
Email me if you need, we can do this together xxx
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 2/24/2008 1:27:49 PM (GMT-7)
I was just reading your post and a few things crossed my mind that I remember happening to me. Normally, post-partum you feel as though your hair is falling out in clumps, but really what happens is you grew more hair than normal while you were pregnant from the vitamins, etc. and that hair is now shedding. This happened to me with both of my kids. Also, this happens sometimes when I am really stressed out, so try to relax about that. Also, some of your symptoms sound anxiety related (I would feel that way sometimes, too right after I delivered both of my babies). I could just be making bottles and feel panicked and/or start crying at the drop of a hat.
If the sensation in your stomach is this intense, I would say to call your doctor and work out some sort of payment arrangement because of the lack of insurance. Most doctors have no problem doing this and will work with you. Also, have you also ruled out lactose intolerance?
Panike- good luck with having a baby. God will bless you when its the right time- thats how I felt when I became pregnant.. It really is great. Even though I may have "postpartum" and "anxiety" she makes me feel better. We went to the beach today, it was nice. We met up with some of my fiances friends...and had a good time. I've been good..well I've been alot better. The only thing that has been bothering me (almost wanted to go to the ER)
I've been getting chest discomfort. It feels "stuffy" I've had this happen before but I tried deep breathing thinking it was anxiety and i just got dizzy and felt out of breath. It was scary.. I felt like my chest muscles or something were just.. tightening and i dont know. it felt strange.. I felt maybe this could be heart related, my sister has a heart condition- then again it could be related to my ab discomfort? (I've had a heart ultrasound before, and ran on a treadmill while they watched my heart-test was fine. This was in November-no discomfort then, just shortness of breath) So, Im trying to convince myself that if it was heart related it would've showed up. Than my anxiety says..all this stress i've been having could've affected my heart.. idk. worry worry worry...
I also found a bruise on the side of my stomach, (never hit myself, or remember anyway) This wouldn't bother me, but I've been getting bruises on my legs and my Dr. says it could just be not enough vitamins.. so idk.. i do take Centrum daily? Anyway, I'm trying hard to ignore this "anxiety"
Something I'm excited about, I have a job interview tomorrow. I just pray this helps me and I dont quit because of Anxiety. I quit my last job because I would get shortness of breath, but I haven't had shortness of breath since.. november! I get discomfort like i've explained that "messes" with my breathing but it's something I can control now. So, I'm excited. The lady I spoke with says I can bring my baby if I need to, she liked my resume and said "we'll just talk briefly" I have hope.. I know God is holding my hand through this and I'll see better days.. I just have to have faith always.. sometimes I loose my way and want to give up, but I have to remember the good days and know there will be more-