Post Natal Depression

Sylvia - posted on 06/19/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I feel like im slipping dangereously back in to my depression. So much has been going on in my life lately and although im trying to kepp a smile on my face and looking at the positives im finding it really hard. Somedays i just want to lock myself in my room and never come out. I also feel like people would b better off without me here. I know thats silly and i would never do anything to hurt myself but im scared. I tried to end it once b4 and i don't ever want to go back there. i know i probably should see a councillor or somethin but to find time to do that isnt easy. Anyway thanks for letting me vent.

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Toni - posted on 06/19/2009

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hey, I think its very good that youve noticed yourself slipping and are trying to help yourself more, the less deep you are in it, the easier it can be to belive you can get btter. Ive had Depressiona dn OCD issues since i was 15. now im in remission, for the 2nd time.. and really wat did help me was family support, and counselling. Not only that, but i got some tough love from people really close to me, telling me that they loved me, and wanted me to be better, but i had to commit to it, and try my hardest to get there, because they could support me, but couldnt make me do it. Its a long road sometimes, but youve gotta keep pushing on. Counselling was great for me, talking aloud to someone who doesnt know me outside of that room, or my family/friends was really freeing for me - talking about things aloud for the rfirst time, and having my actions questioned was crucial for me to understand how i need to hlep myself. I wish you all of the best, dont give up, you can do it! Dont cover up how you feel, let yourself cry if you need to, tell people how you really feel, they will be supportive for you. :) all the best.

Samantha - posted on 06/19/2009

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I was the same after i had my second child. Its an awful feeling, you dont even WANT to see a doctor. Its just a cycle. Im so sorry. All that I did was call the OB that delivered my son and she gave me a script for anti depressants over the phone. It worked wonders., I am so grateful for her. Im here if you want to talk, anytime, the baby keeps me up all night anyway :)
Also, I started running. It works. Just a walk in the stroller one a day, then move to twice a day, then start a slow jog. Makes me feel great.

Cynthia - posted on 06/19/2009

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Quoting Sylvia:

Post Natal Depression

I feel like im slipping dangereously back in to my depression. So much has been going on in my life lately and although im trying to kepp a smile on my face and looking at the positives im finding it really hard. Somedays i just want to lock myself in my room and never come out. I also feel like people would b better off without me here. I know thats silly and i would never do anything to hurt myself but im scared. I tried to end it once b4 and i don't ever want to go back there. i know i probably should see a councillor or somethin but to find time to do that isnt easy. Anyway thanks for letting me vent.



Your in my prayers. Follow the others advice and see someone, and never hesitate to vent to anyone. Makeing time for oyur health is vital, for you and your children...  I'm sure if you told a close friend  about your thoughts, they would take ur children for you, so that you could go the doctor..

Amanda - posted on 06/19/2009

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Keep a smile on your face and go to the doctor to get some help you and your children will be soo much happyier if you do. Depression is not a good thing to be going through but it will always get better because you can only go so far down then you have to go back up again! I've been there so I know what its like, but you have to take your life into your own hands and make it better for you and your kids. It might seen hard right now but do what you have to get make things better and you will see that it will all turn out good. When I was depressed it was because if a boyfriend and it was hard but I left him and made my life better after but at the time it seemed imposable for it to be better! good luck to you and god can help you through anything!

Sabrina - posted on 06/19/2009

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Quoting Sylvia:

Post Natal Depression

I feel like im slipping dangereously back in to my depression. So much has been going on in my life lately and although im trying to kepp a smile on my face and looking at the positives im finding it really hard. Somedays i just want to lock myself in my room and never come out. I also feel like people would b better off without me here. I know thats silly and i would never do anything to hurt myself but im scared. I tried to end it once b4 and i don't ever want to go back there. i know i probably should see a councillor or somethin but to find time to do that isnt easy. Anyway thanks for letting me vent.



Talk to your doctor or another medical professional that you trust ASAP!  Sounds like you have a history of depression and you may be at more risk then others.  People will say that it will past and that you will get over it but you never know and it never hurts to get chekd out.  And I can not stress enough that you need to be brutally honest with whomever you go to for help, they need to know how much suffering you are in.  Therapy works well, medications are another option, however it may take a while to feel the full effeects of this, both would be a good combination too.  I know it is hard right now, but in the mean time do some physical activity, this will help raise your endorphines, which are the good feeling chemicals in your brain.  You are doing the best you can, a new baby is hard, and your babies need you!  I had many issues with depression throughout my life these past 6 years.  And I have gone through 2 bought of post natal depression.  You can do and you will make it!  PLEASE let me know if you need to vent or anything!!!  As someone that has gone through it, I know how important it is to talk to someone any one that may understand!  Your kids need you and you do matter!  Take care!

Sheri - posted on 06/19/2009

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You are not the only one! I didn't slip into postpartum depression until my daughter was 4 weeks old, but when it did it hit very hard. I spent 2 weeks feeling very depressed and finally went in for help. You are also very lucky because you recognize the symptoms. I think that there are some people who chalk these feelings up to hormones and never see anyone, which is not good for anyone. Take some time out for yourself so that you can feel better. Everyone in your life will benefit. Hang in there.

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