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Please Help!!!

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  • Posted By: duncandon6477
  • February 20, 2007
  • 10:03 PM

Hi everyone,

I am a 24 year old woman who had a baby 3 months ago, ever since two weeks after my baby was born, I have not been right. I have had all this pressure in my head, I have been off balence and dizzy, and I have not been able to see as well and I have been very fatigued. The doctors were concerned with this so I went through a series of tests, including xrays, ct scans, bloodwork and a mri. All of this is normal. I also have severe paranoia that I am going to drop dead at any moment! I have also been very depressed lately, but I do not know if I am depressed becasue I feel bad, or if I feel bad because I am depressed. I have recently talked to the dr. again and he put me on cymbalta to see if that helps. I just started taking it last thurs. so I really dont know if it is going to help me or not yet. I am just concered that this may not be depression at all. Does anyone know if my symptoms can be caused by depression or axniety, or if not, what can be causing my problems? I need help, the drs have done everything they can do and I still do not feel better. All my hope lies in this cymbalta drug and if it does not give me some relief, I think I might go crazy! Has anyone else ever felt this way, or has anyone that has just given birth felt this way. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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  • i would suggest that it might be depression, but it also could be something else...like high blood pressure, or a reaction to some medication you were given during pregnancy. did the doctors give you any medications? sometimes when a mother has a baby she has something called post partum depression, but i think doctors over diagnose depression because they don't have any answers.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 20, 2007
    • 11:38 PM
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  • i would suggest that it might be depression, but it also could be something else...like high blood pressure, or a reaction to some medication you were given during pregnancy. did the doctors give you any medications? sometimes when a mother has a baby she has something called post partum depression, but i think doctors over diagnose depression because they don't have any answers.i also do not think depression causes dizziness or vision problems...that sounds more like vascular symptoms to me...yopu can show this to your doctor...i am undiagnosed also, with muscle stiffness and numbness.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 20, 2007
    • 11:40 PM
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  • i also do not think depression causes dizziness or vision problems...that sounds more like vascular symptoms to me...you can show this to your doctor...i am undiagnosed also, with muscle stiffness and numbness.look at cymbalta.com and see if this sounds like your symptoms. is your baby a boy or girl? how wonderful to have a child, i could not conceive when i was young.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 20, 2007
    • 11:44 PM
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  • i also do not think depression causes dizziness or vision problems...that sounds more like vascular symptoms to me...you can show this to your doctor...i am undiagnosed also, with muscle stiffness and numbness.look up symbalta on google and you will find their website. see if that sounds like your symptoms.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 20, 2007
    • 11:47 PM
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  • I do not have high blood pressure and the only meds I was taking during my pregnancy was zofran, I took it once daily for the entire 9 mths for nasuea and vomiting,
    duncandon6477 5 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 00:01 AM
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  • I would suggest that you talk with your Dr. about this possibly being "panic attacks". Sounds like what happened with me after the birth of my second child, in fact I experienced the first one the night after delivery.Panic attacks can cause dizziness, blood pressure elavating, feelings of unreality, and etc. If left untreated they can cause other problems. It certainly wouldn't hurt to ask your Dr. about this, please be sure to tell him all your symptoms. I sure hope this helps, just wish that I had someone to help me at the time I was experiencing these. They are horrible!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 00:17 AM
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  • thanks I have talked to the dr he thinks cymbalta will help. what do you think?
    duncandon6477 5 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 02:18 AM
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  • I would give enough time for the drug(cymbalta)to work, if it's going to, then go from there. I have heard that it takes from 3 weeks to a month to feel a difference. If you don't have good results after then, let your Dr. know, as there are many other drugs out there that you could try. Keep your Dr. informed of any changes that you might experience. After giving birth, it takes some time for your hormones to level out, so try to hang in there, rest as much as possible when your baby is sleeping, it will get better. I'm certainly not a Dr., just a mother of two that has experienced some of this. Hope you see relief soon.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 03:40 AM
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  • This sound like something my mother had. She had her crystals in her ear loose. We all have tiny cystals in our ears that cause us to be balanced. When these crystals become loose and move around they take away our balance. Heavy weight on our head, dizziness, room is spionning, difficult to look up and down, when you walk you have to hold on. There are a variety of symptoms. She was first diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic. There are not a lot of doctors who know about this condition. You should contact an ear doctor. Your symptoms seem similar to my mothers. She recently had a colonoscopy and they flipped her pretty bad and she lost a few crystals. She had to immediatley go to the specialist and therapy. More than 70% of patients have this condition and do not know how to explain it. Good luck!
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