Postpartum Depression

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frolickinfroggy's picture
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Postpartum Depression

Anyone else dealing with it?

I didn't think that I was, but apparently, I am. LOL. Isn't that just grand? DH had pointed out some extreme behavior and mood swings. I didn't even really notice them until he said something. Then, it's like the elephant in the room thing......I noticed it all day long, every day. At first, we just thought it was related to the minipill (discussed in the other thread about birth control options), I'm off that too. I do think that played a part, but after talking to my OB, as well as a psychologist that I go to church with, they both think that it is postpartum depression and the change in hormones from the minipill exacerbated it. But that it was probably already there. Apparently, my PPD presents itself mostly as extreme irritability and anger. I have started taking Zoloft. I really didn't want to go on anything, but I think it is probably the best thing. I have had some pretty extreme thoughts and I just want to be the best I can for my children.

I suppose it also makes sense.....they say that you are more prone to PPD if you had complications or if the baby comes early. I had both. Anyway, hopefully the zoloft will balance me out. I'm hoping that I won't have to be on it for long.........hopefully, just the minimum recommended time- 6 months.

Anyone else dealing with this and feel comfortable sharing? If not and you want to pm me instead, I'd love to know your story. Smile

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Hey Sharon, I'm sorry you are dealing with it. I don't have any experience with PPD, but wanted to give you a long distance hug. Hope the zoloft helps soon!

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I'm sorry, Sharon. Having a newborn is tough enough without adding PPD on top of it. I hope you don't have to take Zoloft for too long and everything works itself out.

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I'm so sorry you are dealing with this. I had some very dark weeks in the beginning. I would cry all day and all night. Most of it was directed toward DH. I was terrified he didn't love me anymore and was going to leave me. It lasted a good 6 weeks. I'm not sure it was PPD but it only let up when I started running again. Running is my antidepressant and it has pulled me out of a few holes in the past. I hope you feel more like yourself soon!

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:bighug: I'm glad you got yourself some help. I hope you start feeling better quickly!

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I did have a few weeks of extreme moodiness and weepiness...but it seems to have subsided. I am also running again and that is my happy place. I love to run off my axieties and stress...

I'm so sorry you are dealing with this and hug you virtually! Smile