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Post Partum Depression Almost there! :) Due November 8 (boy); Texas 539 posts
23rd Nov '12

i had my baby boy 3 weeks ago and before getting pregnant, i took meds for manic depression. the first few days were perfect, i loved being a mom. now though, i feel like i can't even function, i obsess over dirty pacifiers, bottles and wake up during my naps to check on my baby. then there are times where i dont even wanna care for him and i feel extremely guilty about it :( does it get better? will this ever go away? i want to care for my baby so badly and enjoy him but i just can't. i can't carry on a normal conversation without thinking about something else. i feel like i will be stuck in this dark hole forever. :(

I had a BabyBumpBelly 17 kids; American Fork, Utah 34384 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Almost there! :):</b>" i had my baby boy 3 weeks ago and before getting pregnant, i took meds for manic depression. the first ... [snip!] ... carry on a normal conversation without thinking about something else. i feel like i will be stuck in this dark hole forever. :("</blockquote>




Take your medicine

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21644 posts
23rd Nov '12

It is serious but it should get better. Mention it to your doctor.

Almost there! :) Due November 8 (boy); Texas 539 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting We made a BabyBumpBelly:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Almost there! :):</b>" i had my baby boy 3 weeks ago and before ... [snip!] ... about something else. i feel like i will be stuck in this dark hole forever. :("</blockquote> Take your medicine"

i've been taking it for the past few days but no help :(

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21644 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Almost there! :):</b>" i've been taking it for the past few days but no help :("</blockquote>




It takes awhile to work.

I had a BabyBumpBelly 17 kids; American Fork, Utah 34384 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Almost there! :):</b>" i've been taking it for the past few days but no help :("</blockquote>




It takes time to work, its not instant.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting Almost there! :):" i've been taking it for the past few days but no help :("

I had depression before I got pregnant but wasn;t taking meds at the time. After LO my hormones sent my emotions down the toilet so I got back on my medication



Your medication can take a couple weeks to start working properly.

Almost there! :) Due November 8 (boy); Texas 539 posts
23rd Nov '12

are there specific medications for ppd? or should i stick with these? i have an appointment with my psychiatrist dec.3 but dont think i can wait any longer.. and its the soonest i can see him. my case worker said my pediatrician could prescribe something?

*J* 50 kids; 14412 posts
23rd Nov '12

Takes more than a few days for meds to work. Keep taking them and if you aren't feeling better in 3 weeks or if you feel things are worse get a hold of your dr

I had a BabyBumpBelly 17 kids; American Fork, Utah 34384 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Almost there! :):</b>" are there specific medications for ppd? or should i stick with these? i have an appointment with my psychiatrist ... [snip!] ... i can wait any longer.. and its the soonest i can see him. my case worker said my pediatrician could prescribe something? "</blockquote>




What are you taking

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21644 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Almost there! :):</b>" are there specific medications for ppd? or should i stick with these? i have an appointment with my psychiatrist ... [snip!] ... i can wait any longer.. and its the soonest i can see him. my case worker said my pediatrician could prescribe something? "</blockquote>




Not that I know of. It depends on if you're breastfeeding or not. What works for one person may not work for the next

Almost there! :) Due November 8 (boy); Texas 539 posts
23rd Nov '12

im taking pristiq and carbamazepin

*J* 50 kids; 14412 posts
23rd Nov '12

If you have prior MH problems i doubt a pedi would do anything.

I had a BabyBumpBelly 17 kids; American Fork, Utah 34384 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Almost there! :):</b>" im taking pristiq and carbamazepin"</blockquote>




I am on prozac and will continue while breast feeding.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21644 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *J*:</b>" If you have prior MH problems i doubt a pedi would do anything."</blockquote>




Exactly they don't want to take responsibility for it