I occasionally get this sinking feeling in my stomach, like butterflies,
but it’s absolutely awful. No matter how happy I am at that moment I
immediately feel guilty, sad, paranoid etc and I have no idea what for. I
now understand it must be a mental illness like depression because it’s
random and the contrast in mood is just too profound to dismiss.
Nevertheless I don’t think anyone would take me seriously if I tell them so
I’m on my own.
Hi, I am really sorry for what you are going through. Being a Mom is not an
easy task, it isn’t always blissful, but please do seek the help you need,
you should not suffer alone. If you need a friend, just send me your e mail
and we can chat. Or if you are on facebook send me a message. It is
important that you know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and
you do not have to suffer alone. I send you tons of hugs, from one mom to
another. Lots of love, Isabella.
Im depressed cause I don’t have a husband and children… They should be
happy for having the baby… They should get on some vitamins…
I thought I was crazy I kept thinking that I would accidently throw my baby
out the window or down the stairs…More dr should warn about this during
the prenatal visits! Im glad I told my husband how I felt so he knew to
help me. I thankfully didnt need meds.
Don’t wait two weeks if you are feeling homicidal or suicidal. Go to the
hospital right away the same day. You will be helped.
@laurajdahl That is environmental depression that you have or even a little
more, but this is chemical. Think of the saddest day of your life. A day
where you opened your eyes and thought ‘noooo’ because you couldn’t bare to
be awake. Where you can’t get out of bed because you have no energy or you
miss someone…when you are like this you feel that way for no reason and
it’s the scariest thing you will ever deal with because you can’t figure
out why you feel devastated.
@Sikros I have felt like this and if someone doesn’t take you seriously
then you have the wrong Dr. talk to a phyc. nurse or make an appointment to
get a phyc. Dr. You have the right to feel happy and no one can take that
from you, but remember no one will just give that to you. Take charge of
your life you deserve it!
bogus illness, it’s an excuse … just like sex addiction is an excuse to
cheat … doctors are making millions off this stuff
my mom had postpartum depression when she had me. I’ve now been depressed
my whole life. Yay!!!
@steminc1 that’s why over 200 mothers kill their infants every year?
@laurajdahl Easy to say
Postpartum depression is very real. What exactly are you trying to say it’s
an excuse for? It’s a hormonal imbalance. And lots of people suffer from
it. Most women are too afraid to tell anyone they are depressed at this
point in time because they’ve just come home from the hospital with their
bundle of joy and are feeling anything but joyful. You could never imagine
how guilty that makes a person feel.
My question is, is this something new? If not, how did mother’s survive for
thousands of years? If it is new, why has it suddenly become a big issue,
so commonplace? I’m not saying it’s not real. I’m just wondering whether
this is something that’s recently sprung up or has it always been going on
throughout human history. There’s something really scary going on in the
world if just in the past 15-20 years suddenly this is a ballooning crisis.
I had some trouble with what my doctor thought was perinatal depression. It
turned out I was hypothyroid.
yes postpartum is real i all so had trouble with this and it was scary i
was confused at times i cried every day.i lost about 40 pounds in a month i
could not eat at all i never had any thoughts of hurting any one or my
baby.but my self yes i called my family and told them i don’t feel right i
didn’t want to say nothing because i thought they would take my kids away
from me or think i was crazy but for any woman feeling like this after
haven a baby postpartum just tell some one family
Perhaps it’s just being addressed and brought out into the open more now.
Lots of things like rape, “illegtimate” children, domestic violence, etc.
were swept under the carpet and not brought up due to shame, stigma, etc.
Knowledge and Education weren’t really available or were limited in the
points of view of society at the time. As a child born in the early 60s, I
got to see many changes on those topics as opposed to what is just accepted
now as commonplace.
no its something people just dont talk about! there is almost a stigma when
you feel defeated with PPD.
This shit is real. It’s even harder when your family and friends
underestimate your situation and dismiss it like all you have to do is
smile and pray it away. I don’t even like to talk about it to anybody
because the few people I’ve tried to share this with react like I’m making
a big deal out nothing. I realize with my rational brain that things can
get better with time and treatment, and that most people just plain don’t
understand. It’s even worse when your baby has died. God help me!
yes there is so much misinformation regarding depression…experts don’t
even agree…..they wanted to take my nieces baby away too,,,, ya.. we did
not let that happen,
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