When do you stop calling it postpartum…

I’m not sure if this came through on my earlier post, so I wanted to clarify.

My son is currently 3 and 1/2 years old. My descent into postpartum anxiety and OCD occurred when he was about 2 months old. I’m not sure when you stop using postpartum to describe your mental state. For me, it started as postpartum and simply held on. Whether I would have stumbled onto this muck had I not had a child, I doubt I’ll ever know. My reality now still includes my daily meds to keep me sane, and yes, they’re working because I’ve got triggers that don’t knock me for a mental loop as they once did. Not to say they don’t bother me, but I’m not running crying and screaming for the nearest as-far-away-as-I-can-possibly-get place to hide until it’s over.

So I’m about 3+ years into this journey, and I can now talk about it without having a panic attack or going batshit crazy.

Be well.

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~ by phaerygurl on February 11, 2013.

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