Patients Behavioural disorders / Mental illness
Going through postpartum depression and anxiety
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I’ve had depression and anxiety since I was 10 years old, I also suffer from PTSD and I’m recovering from an eating disorder (I prefer to not say). Well, I gave birth in March to my daughter & only child, now I have severe PPD/PPA and it seems to be getting worse. I take Prozac, but I’m not sure it’s helping. Lately though, things are getting worse. I never want to eat, I’m never happy anymore, I feel so lost and alone. I feel as if I’m nothing more than a mom. I love my daughter, I’m overly attached to my daughter.. but I feel as if nobody cares about me like they do her. My relationship is weird. We hardly even kiss each other, I try talking to him about how I feel but he tells me that I’m a mom and that’s part of it.. but I can feel myself sinking into that dark hole I tried so hard to get myself out of. I don’t have anyone to turn to. I feel so lost and alone. ? does anyone have any advice for me? I hate feeling like I do. It’s to the point where I’m not even eating or sleeping, I’m crying almost constantly. I just hate it
@jen.rose98 Hello jen.rose98, thank you for opening this discussion and sharing what you've been going through. Let me tag some other members who may have been through postpartum depression or anxiety and who can possibly share their experiences and/or advice with you.
Hi everyone, how are you doing today? How did you cope with postpartum depression? What helped you to feel better? Can you share any advice with jen.rose98?
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Courtney_J, Community Manager, Carenity US
Hi there. When I had my son...many moons ago....I had post pardom. I didn’t even know what that was. He was my second child. With my first I didn’t experience it so to now have these feelings felt so wrong and scary. My boyfriend at the time was soooo unsupportive. He didn’t understand it. Heck I didn’t understand it. I finally opened up to a family member about it. And she brought me to the doctor who explained that it was COMPLETELY normal and sooooo many women go through it. It’s a hormonal change in our bodies that we can’t control. Talk to your doc. You may need a change in dose or to switch to another med. and message me if you ever need to vent!! Sometimes just talking it out can really help :) as a mommy who’s been there, I’m here if you need me.
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I went through PPD and Psychosis. Horrific and none of my providers could help me. I walked around the house like a zombie for months until my sister came over and drove me to psych center. Still, I was messed up for a year and a half after that.
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