When you have knee surgery, they give you pain meds so that you can work through the pain to get through.
Ads are the exact same tool.
Would you take an aspirin if you had a headache?
Be good to yourself. If you can feel better without some crazy negative consequences, please, take the road that is going to help.
That said, only your doctor and you can decide. Mine suggested I not get ADs. I regret that choice!
Have you brought up the topic of AD's with your IC? At the same time, an IC isn't always the right person to make that call whether or not you actually need AD's. I ended up having to see a psychiatrist that my IC referred me to, in order to help diagnose my depression and get me on the correct regimen of meds. Your doctor might be a good resource, too.
I'm so sorry to hear that you are hurting so much. Hang in there, and know that we're here for you.
I know I had bouts of sort of paranoid thoughts - more like panic attacks with rapid breathing and racing thoughts. So sorry for your pain.
I am leary of ADs - I refused them myself. I'd be concerned about ADs especially if you are nursing?
Peace and Strength to you.
Your IC may have some techniques available to help you process your feelings, so ask - but you may already be processing them just fine. If so, hang in - you'll probably feel better soon (again, within the context of caring for an infant).
Sisoon I value you telling me you think it's quite a normal place to be at 4.5 months in and that does provide me with some comfort.
I'm so afraid to let it go at the same time. As soon as things start to feel normal I kind of panic.
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Now, two years later, the pain has subsided considerably. I never thought I'd survive. Now, I have moments of completely unexpected peace, happiness and joy. More than ever before d day.
Just keep taking one day at a time and love that baby. Hugs friend!