bi polar, pts, and now postpartum

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   Posted 6/18/2010 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't posted on here since 2008 and ALOT has happened since than but bottom line.
I'm 20 and I have a 5 month old daughter who was born on Christmas morning.
I live with my fiance and both him and I are bi polar.

I'm on my meds still which is 450 of welbutrin xl
I stopped the meds while I was pregnant but had to get back on them after 3 weeks of breastfeeding because I got really depressed and could just tell that I needed to be back on my meds.

about a week and a half ago I started feeling really depressed and wanted less and less to do with my daughter.
I love her to death and I am still capable of caring for her but recently I feel as if a special connection I once felt with her is gone and I don't know how to get it back.

I'm so stressed and my therapist recently moved so I have no one to talk to.

Has anyone here been through postpartum? Is it normal to go through this? Will I ever be able to feel that connection I once felt with her again?

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   Posted 6/18/2010 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Michelle - I'm in a rush and can't post everything I want to say right now. 

YES - you'll get that connection back.  But don't be alarmed if it comes and goes.  Now is a good time to make a plan for managing how BP affects her life.  What happenes to her when you have an episode?  When your fiance does?  When you both do?

My son is 3 and if I have anything lasting longer than a day, he gets to go on vacation to grandma's house.  I am VERY concerned about how my BP in his childhood can affect his life as an adult!

Bipolar 2
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder

happy bill
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   Posted 6/18/2010 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
    Dont give up hope, there are better days ahead. Just hold on and there will be some great people here to handle your question. And sorry your therpast moved, however we are here to talk to you and many people have found that talking to other BP people is easier since we understand what you are going thru.
   "If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade"
   "It isn't my fault that i am BiPolar, It is my responsibility how i treat it so that i don't hurt others or myself."  Happy Bill
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   Posted 6/21/2010 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   

and we take our daughter to his mom's whenever one of us has an episode she is VERY supportive for the most part.

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