Depression????

Laura - posted on 07/01/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Ok my son is 4 months old now but this started when i was about 6 months pregnant, I went to the emergency room thinking I was having a heart attack, but they said I was having a panic/anxiety attack. My Obgyn said its very common in pregnancy for this to happen, i was like ok, he said it should go away after I have him. So now within the past couple of weeks I started having them again, I feel so weird cause it feels like I cant control my emotions, i get overwhelmed in fear and its scary. I have made a doctors appt to talk with her about it, My question is, is anyone else go through this, I have no one to relate to on this, and what about medication, is it a good thing or bad thing, will it make me not be myself. I just want to feel normal again.....:( let me know if you can help me out........thanks!!!

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Lori - posted on 08/14/2009

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Make sure that you get good nutrional food into your system. Depression and Anxiety is made worse with caffiene. Fish is good for depression as it has Omega 3 and helps your brain waves. Staying hydrated with water helps to combat it as well. The fast foods will make it worse. BEEN there and Done that. Eat whole grains, fresh veggies, and good protein to help your body chemicals balance out.

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Lori - posted on 08/14/2009

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I struggled with Post Partum depression with all three of my children. It started around the sixth month and lasted for about two years. I felt out of control. I didn't enjoy my children as babies. I didn't like them. By child number three, I hurt physically to the point of clawing my arms. I didn't recognize what was going on the first time, so I got no medicine. I just had a wonderful group of friends who listened to me and supported me. With child number two, I had a therapist and medicine. With number three, I went on zoloft in my last trimester. I hated being pregnant as well as I was sick all the time. When I ran out of medicine, and insurance (hubby started new job) I just thought I could handle it. I couldn't. That is when I was starting to claw my arms. Don't get down on yourself. ASK for help. Sleep as much as you can, Drink water, and take care of yourself. I finally came to realize that God created me just like I am, and he knew that I would have this tendacy of depression so I finally realized that I didn't need to hate myself for not enjoying my children like my friends enjoyed theres. I love them, and I finally enjoyed them when they became about 4. I am still on zoloft. I will always be on something now unless they can balance my hormones. I don't see that happening any time soon as I am without ovaries or a womb now. I am a good Mom, a good teacher, a good wife, and a good friend who now understands that Christ loves me just like I am and I don't have to be alone. I say verses to myself when I feel my anxiety rising, and I write in a journal all my feelings to get them out and off of my mind. I pray, I meditate on the word, and I understand that I am not expected to just know all things. I can learn how to do this one day, one minute, or at times one second at a time. Being a mother is the hardest job there is. It is okay to be afraid. It is okay to feel overwhelmed. It is okay to hate it at times. It is okay to get away from your children and take you time. It is okay to let the dishes set, the clothes set, and the spouse take care of some things. You can't physically be all things for everyone in the house at the same time. It is unrealistic to expect it of yourself, so cut yourself some slack.

Miriam - posted on 07/31/2009

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don't give up the the types of medicine your doctor puts you on because everyone's brain in wired different. It is a hit and miss process....but once you find the medicine that is best for you with the help of your doctor/therapist.....you will feel much better. Consider therapy is you think you need to resolve issues that seem difficult to discuss. It is okay to cry and let it out.

Sarah - posted on 07/28/2009

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It is ok. Your ob will help you out. I had horrible post pardum depression with my daughter. She would scream and I would panic. I would feel like people were running at me from every direction even if we were alone. She also had colic and we didn't know so her screaming was endless and she rarely slept. So mamma never slept either. Get a good sleeping schedual down for both you and the baby. It will help emmensley. The 2 things that are GREATLY increased thru a lack of proper sleep are fear and depression. Make sure to sleep as much as you can between 9 and 12 p.m. You will feel so much better.

Lisamarie - posted on 07/02/2009

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yea my sis has a bunch a problems, but it takes a while to find the right drug for you. Dont take anything that will make you feel worse that you already feel.

Laura - posted on 07/02/2009

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well i went to the doc today and she put me on celexa......omg I took one and then took a nap with my son and then woke up feeling numb all in my neck and arms, i was sweating and it was scary. So my husband came home then took me back to the doc, and apparently i had a weird reaction to the medicine. So now she gave me something else, now im scared to take the new one, just cause i dont want that feeling again!!

Lisamarie - posted on 07/02/2009

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What you are going through now is very normal. I went through it after having my kids. The worst was my oldest son, but I think it was because I was young. Its simply baby blues (depression after having children) you are not alone in this. Many women go through it. I don't believe in medicine for my mental health, but I forced myself to get help after my son. I also was perscribed Prozak. It did help, but not it's not for everyone. If any drug makes you feel like you are not yourself, then its the wrong drung for you. If that happens just tell your doctor you would like to try something else.



Good luck!

Laura - posted on 07/01/2009

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Quoting Kristi:

I have a 5 month old daughter and I was extremely emotional during my pregnancy, I was fine after having her but now 5 months later, all I do is cry.... I blame everything on myself and just all around miserable. I went to the Dr. also, she put me on a low dose of Prozak and honestly its helping, it just put me more at ease and I dont take everything to heart anymore, I can actually enjoy my daughter again. I definately think you should talk to your Dr. and discuss all the options and find what is the best for you. But dont get yourself down, it's fixable!!!


ok thanks alot.....it seems like there is a light at the end of the tunnel!!!

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I have a 5 month old daughter and I was extremely emotional during my pregnancy, I was fine after having her but now 5 months later, all I do is cry.... I blame everything on myself and just all around miserable. I went to the Dr. also, she put me on a low dose of Prozak and honestly its helping, it just put me more at ease and I dont take everything to heart anymore, I can actually enjoy my daughter again. I definately think you should talk to your Dr. and discuss all the options and find what is the best for you. But dont get yourself down, it's fixable!!!

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