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Can post partum depression cause physical symptoms . I can barely stand or function . So. Dizzy and weak abnormally. Doc wants me to get on meds ?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Can barely stand?

I would follow the Doc's advice to take meds if I were you.
Yes, postpartum depression can certainly cause physical symptoms. But the fact that you stated you could barely stand or function, so dizzy & weak abnormally indicate to me that you might need blood work and possibly other tests.

In brief: Can barely stand?

I would follow the Doc's advice to take meds if I were you.
Yes, postpartum depression can certainly cause physical symptoms. But the fact that you stated you could barely stand or function, so dizzy & weak abnormally indicate to me that you might need blood work and possibly other tests.
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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

In fact, fatigue is one of the main physical symptoms of post partum depression.
Increased somnolence (sleeping excessively) or the opposite - insomnia can also be seen in people with depression. I hope that helps. I would definitely follow up with your doctor!

In brief: Yes

In fact, fatigue is one of the main physical symptoms of post partum depression.
Increased somnolence (sleeping excessively) or the opposite - insomnia can also be seen in people with depression. I hope that helps. I would definitely follow up with your doctor!
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