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Postpartum Insomnia Treatment
Antidepressants: If it's true post-partum depression, and you are having difficultly functioning and bonding with the baby, antidepressants work well. If in addition to depression, you are having obsessional thoughts about hurting the baby, you should see a mental health professional immediately. If it is baby blues-which start soon after birth and last days, will improve on it's own. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a small retained placental fragment (14 weeks postpartum). I was prescribed methotrexate. Is this normal treatment?
Is a hospital psych ward an appropriate place for postpartum psychosis treatment? I'm particularly concerned with use of anti-psychotic drugs!
At times, yes: Postpartum psychosis is an extremely serious illness. Women with postpartum psychosis may hallucinate and be delusional. Without treatment, may act on delusions. When ill, some have thought their babies were demonically possessed and needed to be killed. Temporary inpatient treatment can stabilize the mom, and protect both her & her infant. Antipsychotic medications may be life-saving. ...Read more
Many Options: Depending on the severity here are options to consider talking with your obgyn and psychiatrist: 1) bright light therapy 2) psychotherapy 3) antidepressant drugs - some drugs, such as zoloft & paxil, (paroxetine) end up in very low concentrations (if at all) in breast milk. 4) transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) is an outpatient treatment that uses an MRI strength magnet to stimulate the brain. 5) and more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How is post-partum hormonal imbalance treated? Its 10 months later w/ ectropic cervix and persistent hsv-1 breakouts, suppressive therapy not working.
SSRI medications: Are usually effective. Don't wait.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can postpartum depression, stress, anexiety and sleepless period end up with PVC , if all the tests are normal? How to stop it?
Sleep study: Insomnia, defined as insufficient or inadequate sleep, is a common sleep complaint. It includes difficulty in falling or staying asleep at least three times per week for longer than one month, spontaneous awakenings and difficulty in returning to sleep, a lack of restorative sleep, and daytime sleepiness. Rec.: see neurologist/sleep specialist for sleep study investigation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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