Help on feeling better

Rebecca - posted on 03/26/2014 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Since about half way through my pregnancy I've been feeling down. Me and my boyfriend have been through a hell of a lot and my hormones made me 100 times worse I think but the doctor prescribed me with citalopram (anti-depressants) and at the beginning I thought they were working. I feel like I'm just on a downward spiral again. I'm moody, no energy, could cry all day and cannot be bothered to talk to anyone. I have a 3 1/2 month old baby and my partner has really started to help me and takes the weight of my shoulders but if it wasn't for my baby I wouldn't get up get ready or put a smile on my face. I've considered conselling but haven't been to see my doctor in a while. Just need some women to talk to because I can't say the words aloud to many people.

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Carol - posted on 03/27/2014

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Hi Honey- I think you have the baby blues and you need to go to a Dr and maybe the celexa (citlopram) doesn't work for you.

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Rebecca - posted on 04/05/2014

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I think I've just hit rock bottom. Me and my partner have been having terrible rows and mostly I start them. He has a baby with another girl and he lives with his sister because his mother is incapable of looking after him but now he has to start seeing her again for contact between her and the baby. There is not a lot of age difference between our baby and his, literally about 6 months. I just hate the fact he has to see her again when she wants him back and had said really nasty things about me. I just feel like I can't cope with it all and it's making me feel so down. Also my mum and sister are having a hard time and are relying on me to make them feel better. I honestly could say I wouldn't wana be err if it wasn't for my baby boy. He keeps me going but I feel like in on auto pilot and just don't know what to do with my life. I paint on a fake smile to everyone and have no one to talk to because I don't wana bother them and I can't talk to my mum because she always says it's not as bad as her day etc :( just wana feel back to myself again but I feel it's to far gone now, and thanks girls for your comments they are really helpful lots of love xx

Charity - posted on 04/01/2014

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I have a four month old baby girl and there are times when I get a little bit down and feel kind of overwhelmed (sp?) and I cry sometimes. Also, when you're a stay at home mom with a baby, it's hard to force yourself to get dressed and look nice sometimes. Don't worry about it. I think it's normal to cry sometimes for no reason or just get stressed out. I think most moms have good days and bad days. I know I do.
Birth control was making me sick, so I decided to go with the spermicide sponge and so far it's been working alright. I felt pregnant all the time when I was on the birth control pill. It made me soo tired and I had nausea that felt like morning sickness.
I don't know much about your situation, but know that most Moms don't have a whole lot of energy and it's hard taking care of a baby all the time. It's normal to cry sometimes or just feel tired. Maybe you don't need to be on medication, but you just need some girl friends to talk to and cheer you up.
Maybe force yourself to get out of the house and go for a walk with your friends and your baby. Meet up for coffee with your girls. Maybe that would help.

Stephanie - posted on 03/31/2014

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Ya being in the house all day doesn't help I haven't gotten to hang with friends much since my son was born but when I did I felt better talking to other women really does help

Amanda - posted on 03/31/2014

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I haven't been to the doctors yet but I've been feeling the same way. My emotions has even put stress on my relationship. I just had my little girl just over a month ago and still go from laughing to crying in no time. Family helps all the time but I'm just miss talking to other women my age and think that meeting with new people and getting out of the house will help with how I've been feeling.

Stephanie - posted on 03/28/2014

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I felt almost sick a lil depressed after I had my son he is now 5 months old n I'm just now feeling a little back to my normal self give it time having babies and not being pregnant anymore is a big transition. btw my stupid birth control makes me feel sick im going to get a new one if ur on birth control that might be the cause of some of ur problems

Carol - posted on 03/27/2014

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I think because you feel overwhelmed and the Dr will find the right med for you just for awhile while you get it together and put your big girl panties on and are able to love yourself and life !

Rebecca - posted on 03/27/2014

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Why do I start to feel better sometimes and then go right back to were I started?

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