So good news: I now have a 7 week-old son. He is gorgeous and perfect and I’m totally in love.
Bad news: If you know my history, my MAV drastically improved when I went off the birth control pill in September 2009, and got even better when I was pregnant. During the pregnancy, it was pretty much a non-issue, except for some certain triggers like fluorescent lighting.
About 5 weeks postpartum, I started getting headaches. Soon after came the all-too familiar rocking, swaying, imbalance, visual trouble, fatigue from trying to stay steady in an unsteady world. It’s been a couple weeks, and I only think it’s getting worse. I am so depressed; I just want to feel like a normal human being again. Of course, this has totally confirmed for me that my MAV is 100% hormonal. Fortunately we have a good nighttime sleeper, or I’d be in big trouble.
Anyway, just wondering if anyone has suggestions for me. Does nursing contribute to MAV? Will I get better on my own in several months, once my hormones settle down? Is it the drop in progesterone that causes this? Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated