Can someone help with PostpartumDepression?

Lauren - posted on 04/05/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Having horrible PPD and would love to talk to any moms out there who are currently experiencing it or have had it in the past.

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User - posted on 02/21/2012

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Hi everyone,

I am a first time mom with a lovely 5 month old daughter. I am not sure if I am experiencing ppd but I am in the process of getting some therapy and starting some meds potentially. It started with quite a bit of anxiety when leaving the house when she was really young (and I was sleep deprived, driving, etc.). Now I am fine all day with friends and family and alone with babe, but with hubby I am miserable. I hate everything about him all of a sudden and go through times when I just want to pick up the babe and go somewhere else away from him. He is not a bad person, just not as supportive as I need I guess.

So, as I work through this I might have more advice, but certainly know that you are not alone! I appreciate knowing this for sure! :) Hang in there!

Blackwood - posted on 04/05/2011

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I'm not sure if what I had after my son was PPD, however I can tell you I over thought EVERYTHING, never got any sleep and was terrible worried about just general everyday things. I had experiance depression on and off before I had my son and when this happened, I finally decided to see someone to help. I felt like I was close to losing my mind. Eventually with therapy and the right meds, my thought became clearer and I learned tools to help. It's an awful feeling to not be in control of your emotions, no matter what the case maybe. You should speak with your doctor and let him/her know what you are going through and that you need some advise and help. Do it for you and do it for your child. I just remember thinking if I don't get this under control or at least find out what is going on I may not be the mom I can/want too be. I never want my child to feel anything less then he deserves. This is my advise. Don't try to deal with this by yourself becuz you just can't. If counciling or meds are the remedy, then go for it. I can say that I have not been on meds for over a year now and if I feel myself get anxious, I know have the tools to work with and know what signs to watch for. Best wishes.

Erica - posted on 04/05/2011

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I have terrible ppd. I had it with both kids. I've never gotten treated for it. I don't want to hurt the kids, but I hate everything about myself and my marriage. Mine lasts until I lose the baby weight. It sucks because I can't lose the weight unless I have energy to do so. I don't have energy because I'm depressed..... stupid circle. You can send me a message if you want to talk.

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