This idea occurred to me that maybe my chronic pain since having my daughter 12 years ago is actually a form of postpartum depression that manifested in physical aches and pains. I never felt sad or depressed, but I was very worried and nervous (but not like the severe symptoms described for postpartum anxiety). I had a lot of the other things that put a woman at risk for postpartum depression though – a traumatic pregnancy and premature birth, lack of connection in the beginning with the baby, lack of support at home and feeling like I was a failure for not being able to breast-feed. I’ve read some articles online, and it seems that the cause of postpartum depression is unknown – but it’s often treated with antidepressants, hormones or psychotherapy. Anyone here connect postpartum depression to their symptoms, and is some sort of medication or hormones necessary to recover from it?