Post-partum Depression

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.hilary.'s picture
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Post-partum Depression

Does anyone have PPD? I took that little quiz and it seems I have it. In my case I think I am depressed due to my painful/slow recovery. I might have to go see a physiotherapist now due to damage to my pelvic floor. Not sure yet but it is an option on the table. My midwife will have more to say on Monday...but as you all know I am dealing with a lot of pain still and now it is truly depressing me. I feel quite hopeless and I'm no longer enjoying day to day life. I still enjoy my baby and love my time with her but I know I am not healthy for her now. If you have PPD what have you tried? I am wondering if I am going to need medication but I am worried about the effect it will have on bf-ing. Maybe once I am healed I will be better but I don't know when I ever will be so I think I need to take some action now.

JuneorJulyBaby?'s picture
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First of all Hilary :bigarmhug:

I have PPD. I started on Zoloft in the hospital at 25mg, upped it to 50mg at 2 weeks and was still feeling depressed so upped it again to 75mg at 3 weeks and it is working well. The only effect on Emily is possibly her lack of pooping without prune juice but I spoke to the pedi about it yesterday and she doesn't think that is the case. It is amazing how awesome I feel this time around compared to when I had PPD with Nicholas. Zoloft is the safest antidepressant for baby according to kellymom http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/antidepressants-hale10-02.html#Zoloft

Just because you take something doesn't mean you have to be on it forever. You can always wean off it when you feel like it might be time.

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Hugs Hilary!! I don't have any good advice to offer as I've never suffered from PPD, but I know that the other girls who have or are going through this have lots of good info for you! I hope you start feeling better soon... KUP!!

.hilary.'s picture
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Thanks ladies. I have never dealt with depression before and it is really hard. I am unable to fall sleep usually until 3am or later at night, which makes it harder, sometimes I think with just some good sleep I'd be doing a lot better! Angela, I'm sorry to hear you have it too. Have you noticed any side effects from the Zoloft yourself? I am often really sensitive to medications myself so I am wondering about that. I am so glad to hear it is working for you though.

Pedis: lol I don't know why my iPad made the font change halfway through and I can't change it back!!

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I am so sorry you are dealing with this. No advice, just a big hug!

JuneorJulyBaby?'s picture
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no effects Hilary but I am not sensitive at all to meds.

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Hugs Hilary! You are definetly not alone. If you do need medicine there are some that are safe while bf. I'm on Wellbutrin xl. I don't think it's one of the safest to take but the risk is minimal. Zoloft is safe while bf. kellymom.com has a list of meds with their pg or bf risk categories.

Good luck. I hope you and your edical team can get you back to normal very soon.