New Momma Blues

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Hi All,

My name is Carmen and I was diagnosed with PPCM in October 2015. My EF at that time was 50 %. I was re-evaluated in February 2016 and EF was then 47%. After trial and errors with various medications, I stuck with Losartan 25 MG. My EF recently became 55-59%. I am hopeful and looking forward to living my life again. I feel stagnant. Some days are good, but others are not. I try to go for light walks and become winded and exhausted.

I was also diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease of the thyroid, but do not require treatment at this time.

I have developed awful anxiety from the PPCM. Doctors would like to treat the symptoms, but I am concerned to take medication for anxiety, as well as for PPCM. I do not know much about dual medication.

I feel guilty because I have a beautiful 5 month old daughter who is close to perfection in my eyes. I can't help but feel like I am disappointing her. Like she deserves a momma who is healthy and has more energy than I do. It's a process, I suppose.

I also would like to try and have another baby, but that remains to be seen at this time.

I am grateful to this wesbite for its comforting information and hope to connect with other heartsisters.

Thank you-

My Details

  • Date Diagnosed: 19/10/2015
  • Child: 1
  • Initial EF: 50%
  • Current EF: 55-59%

Story By Karmen Ceballoz

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