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Split from: Women's physical feature after childbirth thread

  1. Jan 8, 2008 #1

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    I can't grow a decent mustache but I'm a walking hormone.

    I know that after giving birth a woman can go into postpartum depression. This will change how she looks because she will not have the vitality going on. More of a frown and a propensity to blow up at small incidents. Like spilt milk or me being 10 minutes late... or 10 minutes early.

    Postpartum depression or any kind of depression needs to be recognized by the new mother and the new father. If its left as a background influence it can cause bizarre behaviour that may be the turning point in a relationship.

    Postpartum depression can last up to 8 years if not addressed properly. Try a search on this for ways to ease out of the situation.

    Other morphological changes include a protruding bellybutton, stretch-marks, a separated coccyx or rearranged ilium. Some women will not give birth naturally and go with a C-section as well as bottle feed their offspring rather than nursing by breast. These practices can be employed in the hope of less changes to their morphology. But, the C-section has obvious implications to the look of the stomach and bottle-fed children are often the ones that keep a parent awake all night... thus producing pretty baggy eyes and further deepening Postpartum depression.
     
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  3. Jan 8, 2008 #2

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    Those are some typical symptoms of menopause as well. Pretty much anything that screws up the hormonal balance can do it. W is on antidepressants now, but sometimes it's still like I'm tap-dancing in a minefield. To her credit, she has an incredible amount of stress going on from a couple of different directions and I can't always react the way that she wants me to.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2008 #3

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    And visa versa good buddy. If I'm at the pub this is not a good reaction by her standards. If she's ripping me a new one... not a good reaction by my standards... erp...

    Menopause, postpartum, adrenal failure, ovarian meltdown, thyroid deficiency, pituitary blindness, god knows what it is. Vitamin B12 deficiency can be a suspect but you have to want to know why B12 isn't being absorbed.

    Vitamin D in high doses.... (4000 IU per day) is a proven cure to the duldrums but this really has to be a signal that the diet is insufficient or that there is a need for more outdoor activity (ie: sunshine). This leads to ATTITUDE... which is often controlled by ALL OF THE ABOVE. So... it takes a long time to bring things back to where they were when you met... or within an approximation.

    Antidepressants? Don't want to know about that. Let me stress again the effectiveness of Vitamin D therapy. This has been all over the news up here in the land of the wild Canuck. Its no money maker.... public domain... so it may be slightly suppressed by lobbyists in your area.
     
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  5. Jan 8, 2008 #4

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    Where have you had your head buried during all of my previous posts, you silly arse? I'm just outside of Calgary. :rofl:
    I had no idea that you were a Canuck as well.

    I've actually seen a few segments with Marla and some others regarding the VitD treatments. In both of our cases, that's not indicated. I'm on Wellbutrin and Cilaxis for ADD, and I forced W to ask a doctor about things because she was uncontrollably violent. She was diagnosed with clinical depression, and she'd had it for decades. Now that she's on a relative of Cilaxis (another SSRI), she's fine except for all of the deaths going on in her family; she tends to take death a little more seriously than I do. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Jan 8, 2008 #5

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    Sorry dude, nice to see an Albertian! Gotta love how you guys stole the Rockies from BC!!! Same way the Flames steal points from the Canucks. Ach...

    And sorry for doubting your ability to heal yourself appropriately... all the best to you and yours.

    We (spouses, etc) still have to research our histories to find the root and cause of these conditions. I wouldn't be so accepting of what other people (professionals included) say about my condition. I mean, you may be in a tough situation and want to accept the help from anyone who will listen..But, as far as I remember, "haste makes waste" and doing some of your own listening to yourself and understanding the things that may have landed you where you are will go a long way toward better health and adaptive mechanisms.

    As far as I see it ADD is "lack of attention" at an age when it is required to develop certain synaptic links etc...

    This may sound final but the brain and neurons are plastic... and modifiable through neurobehavioral modification. Try paying some attention to yourself... as painful as that may be...!
     
  7. Jan 8, 2008 #6

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    I much appreciate the advice, but I'm really sure that I'm on the right track. ADD was never even heard of when I was a kid.

    Oops! I just noticed that it's quitting time. I'll continue this when I get home.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2008 #7

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    This is getting into a different topic from the original thread, and straying from actual biology, so I've split it off where you can share "coping strategies for husbands" as the these posts appear to be. :biggrin:
     
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