Since I had a baby 7 1/2 months ago, my hormones are out of control. I'm sweating at night like I did the night I had him (you know, that glorious estrogen let-down).
I've been back on the pill for about 5 months. I sweat even when I take the sugar pills.
By sweat, I mean SOAKED clothes and sheets the next morning. I exert the smallest effort-like walking while shopping-I'm dying and feeling like I'm having hot flashes.
My period is all wonked out, it lasts like a day, so light I don't even need anything. Which would be all great and whatnot, but DAMN the hormones.
Having a baby wrecked me. Don't even get me started on canoeing. Can't even do that anymore!
That happened to me at about 6 months, then again when I stopped breast feeding. I thought that I was going to melt into a puddle every night. It was worse when I got longer stretches of solid sleep. It was to the point that I was getting up in the middle of the night to change the sheets every single night.
The key for me was getting off the pill. My hormones and what not were not the same as they were pre-baby and my body just couldn't handle the pill. So I had an IUD put in. Hot flashes and crazy lady were gone, although then got pregnant again... so there's that to consider... but both my kids were one hit wonders, so you probably won't have my same luck (and I use the word luck loosely right now).
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Oh sweetie, you aren't crazy at all. It takes a solid 12 months before our bodies are totally back to "normal" after having a baby no matter how we feel. I put normal in quotation marks because everyone has a different normal and our normals CAN change drastically after we have a baby. You should talk to your Dr about it tho'. It could be as simple as waiting it out or it could be that you need a different prescription for birth control. Eat healthy, get plenty of rest and exercise and do see the Dr. You aren't alone, most women have a hormonal change that's difficult to cope with after childbirth. The time it lasts is different for everyone.
You and me both. I don't have the sweats, but my periods are insane, and I have cycle-related mood swings that feel like I'm bungee jumping. I keep being told it isn't hormones. Bull hockey. Very frustrating.