Jenny - posted on 02/21/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
Hi, I'm a rapid cycler with a tendency towards mania more than depression. I've been on so many different meds and had horrible side effects with most and no relief from cycling or symptoms. When I got pregnant I immediately felt better and throughout my pregnancy I felt more stable than I ever have. I was able to come off meds completely and now, 6 weeks post delivery, I'm still doing well. My psychiatrist has never seen anything like this and referred me to a psychiatrist who specializes in women's health. She thinks that hormones are the key for me and if/when I have another episode hormone replacements will be the first course of action.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Were you better or worse during pregnancy/postpartum?