I had postnatal depression and i thout i was better but y do i keep crying and feeling bad

Krystal - posted on 12/20/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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with my first son i had it up till he was 6 months and then i fawnd out iwas prg agan and thow my pregncey i was relly depresed and then my 2nd son was born he was relly ill so i couldnot see him for about a week we got home and 1month latter there dad left me to cope with 2 boys under the age off 3 and i was only 20 at the time i just wont'd to end my life i no its silly but i could not copewith thembut thay was the only think that keepd me killing my self iwas like till my 2nd son was about a year and no that i can cope with them and idont wanna kill myself anymore i have a lot of suport from family and frends but i still sit there most time crying my eyesout ones the boys have gone tobed i just feel soo low and i dont no y

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Krystal - posted on 12/21/2009

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thank u i will go the the docters and i will try and hold my head high thank u agane

Candice - posted on 12/21/2009

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if you had any idea how common it is, you wouldn't feel ashamed asking for help. My doctor told me even other doctors have come to her for treatment because they had a hard time seeing it in themselves. I've been on antidepressants since i was 17...the pills don't make you happy, they make you capable of feeling happiness. Without them, i would be dead. I went off them trhough my pregnancy and was fine, but had to go back on after my daughter was born...and i tell you, without them...again..i would be dead.
Your kids deserve a mom who enjoys them, and who is in a frame of mind where she can cope with them, and teach them, and love them. If the pills helped, stay on them. And don't ever come off them suddenly...you have to be weaned off slowly if you decide to come off them. Dropping them quickly can make things worse.

and hey..you deserve to enjoy your kids!!!

Krystal - posted on 12/21/2009

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i have been to the doctor afther my 2nd son and i fellt better but me being silly come off the pills but i feel asamed that i need help to be happy and that i ant got over it yet ive had it for 3 years i had to fight just to make my self love my boys dont get mr rong i love them soo mash naw but back then i lookd at them and i felt nothink i uest to think wot kind off a mother am i thay would be better off with out me but even thow i love them i still think thay would be better with out me but yea i do think i need help even how hard it is ganna be going thow them doors to get the help

thank u candice

Candice - posted on 12/21/2009

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you need to see a doctor and a counsellor. there is help for this. I had it bad too, but i got help and it went away fairly quickly.



And remember...if you did kill yourself...your kids would have no one. Keep fighting so you can be there for them...and get help so you can enjoy them. please.

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