panic attacks. AshleyCole 1 child; Omaha, Nebraska 77 posts
3rd May '13

Has anyone else experienced panic attacks after child birth. I had never had one before until about a month after my first child was born. that was 2 months ago. Been to the ER its not my heart but it feels like a heart attack everytime and can last from 10 to 45 min. extreme chest pain, nausous, and bowls feel like i am loosing control.. was just wondering if anyone out there has experienced this too and if so how do you cope with it.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
3rd May '13

Do you know what is causing or triggering them? Dealing with the cause is really the best way to manage them.

AshleyCole 1 child; Omaha, Nebraska 77 posts
3rd May '13

no i dont. i thought it was stress cause when i first got one i was basically taking care of my son alone because my husband was doing overtime to pay for the medical bills but I have had a couple since then when i wasnt under any stress. Like today i was getting ready to go visit my sister and her new baby when I got one that lasted for almost an hour. Was not stressed or anything.

raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 701 posts
3rd May '13

I'd say there are two types of causes for panic attacks. One is an anxiety disorder (like I have) and the other is that mentally you are getting overwhelmed and its a signal from your brain something's wrong. At least that's how my psychologists described it.
if you don't have a history of anxiety attacks or disorders, it could just be that you are close to burning out or having a depression, so they won't go away until you figure out the cause and remove it.
Even then they might never go away, like mine, but just become manageable. Good luck!