The ongoing ache of depression

Tarryn Jade - posted on 07/21/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi im a teen mum expecting her first child, and I suffer from depression and anxiety.. I really want women to talk to who have been through this.. who have perhaps faught it. who has stood strong for their families.. I need the courage and the motivation to keep strong and to find my centre ground.. please help.. anyone??

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Erica - posted on 04/08/2010

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I would say see a doc about it. find out what they suggest and think it over then make your decision. I had to be put on prozac while preg and breastfeeding. my little one is 8 months and I just stopped breastfeeding because my depression and anxiety were no longer responding to my meds. now I'm on more meds the doc added wellbutin and some blood pressure med that stops nightmares, I was having them every night, I think that the wellbutin is kind of helping but not really and the other one is a waste of time. My dreams are more vivid, scary, and action pact than they were before. Hang in there. I can't say it will get better cause it's different for everyone but I can tell you that you are not alone in this

Jessica - posted on 04/08/2010

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I understand I deal with the same I have been depressed on and off through out my pregnancy and worry I will have post partum like my doc said could very well happen.

I havent faught it off myself yet sorry i cant give you any advice just try and keep busy to pass the time like hanging out with family or postive outgoing friends and go to the doctor if it gets worse until then I will prey for you:)

Christina - posted on 01/28/2010

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i feel the same way. i'm not a teen (i'm 24) but still have alot of anxiety and sometimes i feel depressed but i don't usually like to talk about it because i'm afraid it will make me me think about it more and in turn make me feel worse. :( i try to talk to my bf but he seems to not understand and he never likes to talk, unless it's about him wanting me to go back to work. i know he works 2 jobs and it can be stressful but so is taking care of a baby, which he thinks is so easy and that i do nothing all day. i just had my daughter a month ago and i want to go back when i'm ready, not because i'm being pressured and told "well when are you going to be ready?,... you only have 6 weeks you know..." i just wish i had more support,...especially from someone who should be my main source of it. i'm on ativan but i haven't started it yet because i feel guilty about taking it,

Sherie - posted on 08/24/2009

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I was extremely depressed with my last (4th) child, almost suicidal, so I know how you feel. Please talk to your ob/gyn, there are meds you can take while pregnant and breastfeeding. Your doctor also might be able to suggest some mom groups or something like that where to can talk to other women. Hang in there hun, it will get better!

Julie - posted on 08/02/2009

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Do you see a doctor for your depression and anxiety?? That's very important! I was like you through my pregnancy and after and still depressed and have anxiety. You definitely need to find a doctor that can give you the right meds that you can take while you're pregnant. Then, follow up afterward if you need to. Don't ever just stop taking meds cold turkey. You may want to talk to a therapist. Believe it or not there are some good ones. Just don't let this go or it could get a lot worse.. Keep me posted!!!

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