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    Default Impending sense of doom before or during letdown?

    I had this with my last DS last year and just started having it again with my 3 week old DD.

    Just before/during or after for a few minutes I get this overwhelming sense of sadness and anxiety. Almost like my world is ending and I have nothing to look forward to. But because I know it's because of the Let down I'm not that phased by it anymore.

    I just did some searching on DR google and found out it has a name! Dysphoric milk ejection reflex!

    Does any one else have this?

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    Default Impending sense of doom before or during letdown?

    No I don't but I was going to say that's what it sounds like!

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    Default Impending sense of doom before or during letdown?

    Wow Neekie! Does the feeling last long? That's awful to go through every time you b/f, I hope it doesn't last for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    Wow Neekie! Does the feeling last long? That's awful to go through every time you b/f, I hope it doesn't last for you.
    Nope only a few minutes maybe 2-4. It's so odd. I think knowing that it only lasts for that small moment helps it not bother me too much. And the let down is painful to.

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    Wow I've never heard of that before - sorry that you go through that. Hopefully now that you have a name for it and can read into it (I saw there is a .org site on it) it will help you cope with it. The body/hormones can do some pretty crazy things that we have no control over!

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    I only got an impending sense of doom if I forgot to wear a nursing pad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnybambino View Post
    Wow I've never heard of that before - sorry that you go through that. Hopefully now that you have a name for it and can read into it (I saw there is a .org site on it) it will help you cope with it. The body/hormones can do some pretty crazy things that we have no control over!
    I was just on there reading up on it! I'm so amazed that this even is a real thing, my DH thought I was a weirdo and my dr had never heard of anyone feeling like I do when I feed, but now I'll tell him to look it up!

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    Default Impending sense of doom before or during letdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by captainscaptain View Post
    I only got an impending sense of doom if I forgot to wear a nursing pad
    Bahaha. Yeah I still get that too.

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    Yeah, felt like anxiety to me in the early days. I still feel like I'm being drained when I get letdown, like I'm going to faint

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    Default Impending sense of doom before or during letdown?

    It's called D-MER, I had it too.

    I've never heard of Anyone else having it!


 

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