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Anxiety and panic attacks after childbirth. Pressure in the head and ears. Difficulty sleeping. Can you help?

HI DOC I HAD AH BABY 3 MONTHS AGO.9 WEEKS AFTER HAVING BABY I GOT FULL BLOWN PANIC ATTACK AND STARTED GETTIN ANXIETY AND FROM THENCE I STARTED FEELING THIS CRAWLY FEELING IN MY HEAD N I FEEL DIZZY (NOT ROOM SPINNING)UNSTEADY LIKE AM ABOUT 2 FALL OR FAINT WHEN I LAY DOWN IT EASSES N WHEN I SLEEP N GET UP IT GOES AWAY FOR A LITTLE WHILE N COMES BACK. NEARLY EVERYDAY FEEL SO AWFUL SOMETIMES I FEEL PRESSURE IN MY HEAD N MY EARS.DID BLOOD TEST IT WAS GOOD.I ALSO HAD PROBLEMS WIT SLEEPING DUE 2 ANXIETY WHAT CAN THIS BE NEED HELP
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hi,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum

You are having several anxiety symptoms. Anxiety disorder is common after childbirth. They can also present as psychosomatic symptom like headache and sleep difficulty.

As you are in breastfeeding period then treatment need to be chosen carefully after discussing all treatment options from psychiatrist as medicines reach to baby through by breast milk. First try talking treatment like CBT (Cognitive behavior therapy), if it is ineffective or problem is severe then you can opt for drug treatment.

Apart from that get your blood pressure measured.

Till you meet psychiatrist, following non drug measures will also help you:
-Healthy diet: Milk and fruits in diet.
-Daily morning walk
-Breathing exercise, yoga and meditation (which you can learn from some expert in person)

Wish you Good Health and all the best.

Regards,
Answered: Tue, 5 Feb 2013
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