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New here, 7 weeks PP - anxiety and insomnia


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Ambien for anxiety during the day
New here, 7 weeks PP - anxiety and insomnia

My OB told me that I could take Tylenol PM.I do have an old prescription for Ambien and have contemplated taking one of these if the sleep issue persists. Glad to hear that this has been recommended to you.

There is no right or wrong way as long as you & baby are happy! Best of luck to you!. Do what you have to do to get yourself better & back on track. I was anxious just like you & worried about the next time my baby would wake up at night. I was soo worried about never getting enough rest or sleep that I wouldn't be able to take care of my baby in the daytime. Ohh hun! Trust me when I say, it will all pass and you will overcome this! Like you, i had a rough bumpy start to motherhood & 4weeks in I developed severe anxiety & insomnia. There were several times at night where i went to another room to sleep compley alone so I could get a full nights rest while my dh took over. Try that maybe? I just simply couldnt sleep with the baby's every movement. Finally, it got so bad I desperay reached out for help from my doctor & realized it was ppd & was prescribed anti anxiety & anti depression meds & they worked wonders for me! I eventually started sleeping again & became less anxious.

I'm 7 weeks postpartum (FTM) and could use some reassurance.

She is now five weeks and I don't feel my anti depressant is working much. UGH! No idea what I want because I cant even think straight. I thought being a SAHM would be better for my family, but now I am questioning my decision. Wow! Thrilled to find that I am not alone. My toddler is a complete ball of energy and I have absoluy none! I've always worked outside of the home until right before my new baby was born. I also am having increased anxiety with baby #8. However, we cannot afford to pay child care for two children to go to daycare. I found myself lying awake thinking that the baby would be up at any moment so could not settle down. I recently started on Paxil to help with some PPD that set in, but that seemed to increase my insomnia and sleep issues. Thought I would be a pro by this point in life, but realized that my lack of help with my younger children has brought up my anxiety greatly. I am starting to sleep better, but have little motivation and feel rather isolated during the day.

I've never been a good sleeper and have struggled with anxiety in the past. The spurt passed but then I couldn't sleep when he was sleeping. He had one night where he slept for 4.5 hours but I was up the whole time, anxious about the next time he'd wake up. One night was up every 90 minutes-2 hours eating, when he had been sleeping for longer stretches through the night. Then the baby had a growth spurt. I can't nap during the day really.

Thank you so so so much. Everyone in my life keeps ling me it will get better but it's hard to believe coming from people who don't understand. Thank you so much. You too, emerald. I can't l you how much this means to me.

You too, emerald. Everyone in my life keeps ling me it will get better but it's hard to believe coming from people who don't understand. Thank you so so so much. I can't l you how much this means to me. Thank you so much.

The next night I became terrified about affecting my milk supply so I didn't take anything and slept in a few 30 minute spurts throughout the night even though the baby was sleeping. I plan to do the same tonight. I took Ambien last night and missed one feeding (my husband fed the baby while I slept). I got some Ambien from my doctor and was able to get 5 hours of sleep one night.

My toddler is a complete ball of energy and I have absoluy none! I've always worked outside of the home until right before my new baby was born. I also am having increased anxiety with baby #8. I am starting to sleep better, but have little motivation and feel rather isolated during the day. Thought I would be a pro by this point in life, but realized that my lack of help with my younger children has brought up my anxiety greatly. I found myself lying awake thinking that the baby would be up at any moment so could not settle down. Wow! Thrilled to find that I am not alone. She is now five weeks and I don't feel my anti depressant is working much. I thought being a SAHM would be better for my family, but now I am questioning my decision. I recently started on Paxil to help with some PPD that set in, but that seemed to increase my insomnia and sleep issues. However, we cannot afford to pay child care for two children to go to daycare. UGH! No idea what I want because I cant even think straight.

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Can someone please l me that (i) I'm not going to be hooked on sleeping aids forever, (ii) I won't die of sleep deprivation (this is what I was afraid of the other day, and (iii) I will get over this? Thanks. :(.

Just started medicine so anxiety is still there and my dr won't give me ambien since j am bf. This is just miserable. Haven't had a good night sleep in over a week. I am going through this right now.

Another fear I have is that my milk will dry up from skipping middle of the night feedings. My mental health is more important than breastfeeding at this point I think but could use an encouraging word.

The next 4 weeks went okay, had some bad days but felt like I was getting into a rhythm. I had a bumpy start to motherhood with some breastfeeding issues but they were eventually resolved (about 3 weeks in).

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put me on an anti-anxiety med to take at night, which I think is helping but I may need a higher dose. I think I'm definiy headed in the right direction with the meds, and slowly have been getting more sleep. I promise this won't last forever! Just keep talking to your Ob, there is light at the end of the tunnel!. Because I sleep so badly (can't nap during the day either), my husband always feeds the baby in the middle of the night and when I get up in the morning I have to pump, but it hasn't hurt my milk supply at all missing that one feeding. 3 months pp I've found I'm still having trouble, so my Dr. I've been on it for almost three weeks and am still having anxiety and trouble sleeping.

Depression, sleep deprivation and anxiety will do far more harm. I'm going through the same although now my baby is 6 months old. Try seeing the doctor about anti anxiety medication bc they can help with sleep and give you a calmer time during the day. I would feel electrical jolts of anxiety overnight whenever she cried. Things will improve, it's a tough road but you can do it!. It won't affect your milk supply.

I'm 7 weeks postpartum (FTM) and could use some reassurance.

Just started medicine so anxiety is still there and my dr won't give me ambien since j am bf. Haven't had a good night sleep in over a week. I am going through this right now. This is just miserable.

I've been on it for almost three weeks and am still having anxiety and trouble sleeping. Because I sleep so badly (can't nap during the day either), my husband always feeds the baby in the middle of the night and when I get up in the morning I have to pump, but it hasn't hurt my milk supply at all missing that one feeding. I promise this won't last forever! Just keep talking to your Ob, there is light at the end of the tunnel!. 3 months pp I've found I'm still having trouble, so my Dr. I think I'm definiy headed in the right direction with the meds, and slowly have been getting more sleep. put me on an anti-anxiety med to take at night, which I think is helping but I may need a higher dose.

Finally, it got so bad I desperay reached out for help from my doctor & realized it was ppd & was prescribed anti anxiety & anti depression meds & they worked wonders for me! I eventually started sleeping again & became less anxious. Ohh hun! Trust me when I say, it will all pass and you will overcome this! Like you, i had a rough bumpy start to motherhood & 4weeks in I developed severe anxiety & insomnia. I was soo worried about never getting enough rest or sleep that I wouldn't be able to take care of my baby in the daytime. Do what you have to do to get yourself better & back on track. There is no right or wrong way as long as you & baby are happy! Best of luck to you!. I was anxious just like you & worried about the next time my baby would wake up at night. There were several times at night where i went to another room to sleep compley alone so I could get a full nights rest while my dh took over. Try that maybe? I just simply couldnt sleep with the baby's every movement.

I would feel electrical jolts of anxiety overnight whenever she cried. Try seeing the doctor about anti anxiety medication bc they can help with sleep and give you a calmer time during the day. Depression, sleep deprivation and anxiety will do far more harm. It won't affect your milk supply. Things will improve, it's a tough road but you can do it!. I'm going through the same although now my baby is 6 months old.

Another fear I have is that my milk will dry up from skipping middle of the night feedings. My mental health is more important than breastfeeding at this point I think but could use an encouraging word.

:( Hi. Can someone please l me that (i) I'm not going to be hooked on sleeping aids forever, (ii) I won't die of sleep deprivation (this is what I was afraid of the other day, and (iii) I will get over this? Thanks.

Hi.

If you're not taking it every night or only for intermittent periods, I promise you won't become addicted. It got bad enough, around 2 month pp I called my OB and got a small rx for Ambien. But I found if I took it every other night, It helped a little and didn't seem to mess with the baby at all. The instructions they gave me were very specific and somewhat restrictive, so it made me nervous about taking it at all. I'm going through the exact same thing with anxiety and not being able to sleep.

Glad to hear that this has been recommended to you. My OB told me that I could take Tylenol PM.I do have an old prescription for Ambien and have contemplated taking one of these if the sleep issue persists.

I took Ambien last night and missed one feeding (my husband fed the baby while I slept). I plan to do the same tonight. I got some Ambien from my doctor and was able to get 5 hours of sleep one night. The next night I became terrified about affecting my milk supply so I didn't take anything and slept in a few 30 minute spurts throughout the night even though the baby was sleeping.

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He had one night where he slept for 4.5 hours but I was up the whole time, anxious about the next time he'd wake up. I can't nap during the day really. One night was up every 90 minutes-2 hours eating, when he had been sleeping for longer stretches through the night. Then the baby had a growth spurt. The spurt passed but then I couldn't sleep when he was sleeping. I've never been a good sleeper and have struggled with anxiety in the past.

I've never felt more scared and alone. I've been in touch with my doctor(s) (OB, therapist, former psychiatrist).

The instructions they gave me were very specific and somewhat restrictive, so it made me nervous about taking it at all. But I found if I took it every other night, It helped a little and didn't seem to mess with the baby at all. It got bad enough, around 2 month pp I called my OB and got a small rx for Ambien. If you're not taking it every night or only for intermittent periods, I promise you won't become addicted. I'm going through the exact same thing with anxiety and not being able to sleep.

I've never felt more scared and alone. I've been in touch with my doctor(s) (OB, therapist, former psychiatrist).

I had a bumpy start to motherhood with some breastfeeding issues but they were eventually resolved (about 3 weeks in). The next 4 weeks went okay, had some bad days but felt like I was getting into a rhythm.

Anyone I have spoken with seems to downplay all my anxiety issues. Those nighttime jolts of anxiety are awful. I actually feel that my problem is more with anxiety and less with depression. I feel like I am living in a very repressed area when it comes to these postpartum issues. Almost feels that i am awaiting something terrible to happen when they occur. Treating the depression without the anxiety seems pointless to me.

Those nighttime jolts of anxiety are awful. Almost feels that i am awaiting something terrible to happen when they occur. I feel like I am living in a very repressed area when it comes to these postpartum issues. Anyone I have spoken with seems to downplay all my anxiety issues. I actually feel that my problem is more with anxiety and less with depression. Treating the depression without the anxiety seems pointless to me.

Ambien for anxiety during the day