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So its been awhile since i've been on here. I'm having a really big problem with ppd. I feel even worse because I have all this support but they dont get it. they help with LO but they dont understand whats going on in my head. On top of that the money been tight so we didn't celebrate Christmas. This is the first time I didnt have a tree or buy anything for anyone.... So when we went to moms house for xmas dinner I couldnt stop crying, I had to lie and say that my stomace was upset so we could go home. And for my birthday my DH took me to dinner and a movie which I tryed desperatly to get out of cause I know we dont have the money to do that. but everyone keeps being nice to me and I just feel guilty to no end. even when I clean the house and do the laundry and take care of LO all day I feel like its not enough, like its just one thing checked off the list that has a million thing on it Sad Sorry to dump all of this here but I need to talk to someone....

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I got hit with ppd two weeks after I had my baby. It was such a sad, lonely, overwhelming, and helpless feeling. I literally felt like my life was pointless and cried all day. I made an appointment with my OB right away and got started on Zoloft since I was bfing at the time and it was a safe medication. I feel 100% better now. It has been about 6 weeks. The best advice I can give you is to call your doctor and get on some medication. You don't have to feel this way. I'm sorry you had a difficult Christmas this year. I think everyone is feeling a financial crunch with our new babies so you aren't alone. Just remember you have the best gift already- a healthy baby. That is truly a blessing.

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Thank you

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Christina, having a new baby is so overwhelming!! It is so hard to adjust to a new life where you are responsible not just for yourself, but also for this little baby. For all of his needs, physical and emotional- it is hard to wrap your head around it... please talk to your doctor about it, get on one of the medications for PPD and the responsibility won't be so overwhelming, you will be able to enjoy your time with your new baby miracle!

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thank you, I've been on zoloft through the whole pregnancy. but at my last visit we changed the strength. and she said it will take a couple weeks before I can feel all the changes. I am going to attend a group therpy on ppd here in my town so I'm hoping that talking with other mommys with ppd will help. Im already feeling a little better just talking with my girls again Wink and im loving all the pic!!!!

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It is so hard to deal with PPD. You feel crappy in general with all the feelings your havaing that you are just not sure how to deal with and noone around you seems to understand it and that sucks. Then on top of that you feel guilty for feeling that way.I have been there done that.I was so scared of PPD this time around. I have had it with each of my babies. My first was the worst. I literally cried for hours and hours a day.The feeling of being hopeless is horrible and not knowing why you feel like that or not being able to get anyone to understand it sucks. Just remember that you are not alone! Once your meds kick in you will feel so much better and if you dont feel any better in a week or 2 call and you may need to try somethign else.

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I'm so sorry you're dealing with PPD Christina. Have you tried talking to your Dr about it? Maybe they can prescribe something for you that might help? Like Jenny said though... just remember that no matter how bad you're feeling, that sweet baby Parker makes it all worth it...

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Hey Christina, thanks for popping in to chat with us! Sorry you are battling PPD and financial stresses at the same time. Hope your med adjustment starts to help you feel better soon. Most days it IS hard to get anything done except feed, change & comfort a newborn. Getting laundry started or even a shower is an accomplishment! As baby gets older though it will slowly get better I promise!
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hugs, hugs, hugs.

I think Jenni nailed it when she said that financial stress at the time of a baby is normal. Crummy, but normal. We're also struggling a little - taking months off work while needing to buy a whole bunch of new gear is a crappy stressor! I'm sorry and I understand.

I've been a little bit blue, too - as a fellow Oregonian I don't think the fact that we haven't had sun in months helps anything, either. I know tanning booths are terrible for you, but they really help me in these dark winter months. Dosing on the cod liver oil for the vitamin D also helps me quite a bit, too.

Something else I've found is that getting away from Laszlo has been really healthy. I'm working a few days a week. While leaving him with his Dad has been really tough, I'm really refreshed by my "own" time.

Please keep in touch!

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To the original post- It never hurts to talk to your OB. I went on PPD medicine at 6 weeks pp and I wish I would have started sooner. It made me feel normal again and although I still cried, it reduced my crying a lot and made my transition back to work easier.

Another question to those on meds:
I am on Zoloft to prevent PPD this time around since I had it with my son and felt depressed during this pregnancy too. I was just curious those on zoloft what is your current dosage?

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"JuneorJulyBaby?" wrote:

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To the original post- It never hurts to talk to your OB. I went on PPD medicine at 6 weeks pp and I wish I would have started sooner. It made me feel normal again and although I still cried, it reduced my crying a lot and made my transition back to work easier.

Another question to those on meds:
I am on Zoloft to prevent PPD this time around since I had it with my son and felt depressed during this pregnancy too. I was just curious those on zoloft what is your current dosage?

100mg a day for me.

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I am so sorry to hear you are going through this... just wanted to send you some ((((HUGS))))

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Thanks ladies Smile
I am on 100mg twice a day. It's starting to help I think. I'm feeling more in control and like I can handle things.