Hannah - posted on 06/03/2010 ( 72 moms have responded )
It's unusual for me to reach out on a subject like this because I come from the idea you just don't talk about things like this to people you don't really know, but I need advice from other moms. I've been having depression symptoms ever since having my son over a year ago. He's my first. It's just progressed. I didn't really feel this way in the beginning. I got Mirena as soon as I could after having him so I don't know if that could be a factor in this or not. Mostly it's mood swings, depressed feelings, a lot of anxiety, nightmares about my son being hurt or me being hurt and unable to help, etc. This is way out of the norm for my personality. Should I see my regular doc or visit a psychiatrist? I'm really against the idea of anti-depressants which is why I have gone to a medical professional yet. I'm just afraid they'll say "Take this pill." Any advice? I don't think it should be PPD since my son is over a year old now. I'm at the end of my rope.