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If you have/had PPD Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
15th Jan '13

What made you realize you had it? What symptoms did you have with it? Did talking with a therapist help, or did you need medication?

Meℓony ♥ 1 child; Huntsville, AL, United States 3798 posts
15th Jan '13

I was more depressed then I was before. And it lasted longer than baby blues

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
15th Jan '13

Tbh...



I was jelous of the baby, she was his 1st baby, my 2nd, but my 1st girl...



I was mad that he was always taking care of her and I felt like he didn't love me...



She was 36 week premie, so she had gas and colic, evertime she cried I would get annoyed like she was doing it on purpose, :roll:



I had ppp, tho, I just took care of her when no1 else was around to... not because I wanted to :( I was upset that *she made me fat*



Ahhh I could go on and on, but it just makes me look like a cunt, end of the day I always knew it wasn't right for me to feel that way, it started right away like as soon as she was born I didn't want her near me...



Took me 5 weeks to finally lose it bad enough crying, while she was crying, I went to hosp and was evaled. Got sent to 24 urgent care for mental health, started meds for my panic and anxiety... then I started counseling next day, got pshyc meds... I was. Completely diff person by end of the week, just knowing I did something to make myself feel better

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting DeanJade&Maksims Momma:" Tbh... I was jelous of the baby, she was his 1st baby, my 2nd, but my 1st girl... I was mad that he ... [snip!] ... got pshyc meds... I was. Completely diff person by end of the week, just knowing I did something to make myself feel better"


See, that kinda how i am, with being annoyed by her and the crying. My SO and dad also think i have PPD because of how i've been acting. But i don't FEEL depressed.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:</b>" See, that kinda how i am, with being annoyed by her and the crying. My SO and dad also think i have PPD because of how i've been acting. But i don't FEEL depressed."</blockquote>




I rarely feel depressed... I just turn into a douche...
I've had *depression since I was 14ish, and I was diagnosed with ocd at 8 soooo I'm pretty nutts,
I haven't felt depressed since I was 16ish I went down hill...



I can't explain why I'm frustrated, and that makes it worse, sometimes just the sight of my husbands face makes me want to claw him, I hate his *face* I just get really irritable, nobody can do anything right, my kids never, ever shut there beacks, and I pretty much have to go hide in a room till I calm down...
F*cked up part is I will be absolutley sweet to strangers, or my friends,
but sometims I can't stand to be around like my mom, godmother,
husband, kids, people who are always just *there*

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting DeanJade&Maksims Momma:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:</b>" See, that kinda how i am, with being ... [snip!] ... my friends, but sometims I can't stand to be around like my mom, godmother, husband, kids, people who are always just *there*"


Yup, that sounds exactly how i've been. SO has Manic depression, and thinks i have Manic PPd. Sounds like he may be right ...

Kayleigh (VBAC GRAD) 2 kids; United Kingdom 1411 posts
15th Jan '13

i had medicine and a therapist hun, both helped alot

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:</b>" Yup, that sounds exactly how i've been. SO has Manic depression, and thinks i have Manic PPd. Sounds like he may be right ..."</blockquote>




Well I had ppp, being manic is a part of that, I would look into getting evaluated...

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting DeanJade&Maksims Momma:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:</b>" Yup, that sounds exactly how i've ... [snip!] ... may be right ..."</blockquote> Well I had ppp, being manic is a part of that, I would look into getting evaluated..."


Whats PPP? And i am, SO is adamant that i do.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:</b>" Whats PPP? And i am, SO is adamant that i do. "</blockquote>



Postpartum psychosis...




http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postpartum_psychosis




Sorry on my phone, prob not best page but it has the symptoms right at top, besides hearing things, u sound like I did, I didn't hear things but I used to have these crazy ideas, and theorys about *everything* and the baby was like the mastermind...
Like this 5lb newborn was *really* out to get me.... -_______________-

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting DeanJade&Maksims Momma:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:</b>" Yup, that sounds exactly how i've ... [snip!] ... may be right ..."</blockquote> Well I had ppp, being manic is a part of that, I would look into getting evaluated..."


SO looked at the link you provided, and agrees that PPP fits me for the most part. I have an appointment for this afternoon with my OB. I'll keep everyone posted.

Tanya-Michelle 'Wench' Mo Due October 28; 18 kids; United Kingdom 1407 posts
15th Jan '13

I just wanted nothing to do with my baby. I could feed her, dress her and change her nappy but there was no emotional attachment. I would just have her laid on the floor playing with toys most of the day while I watched TV or surfed Facebook. She was ten months old before I realised I probably had ppd and I felt awful that id emotionally neglected her. I went to see a doctor the day after who had me answer a questionnaire and I cried when I realised every symptom was describing the exact way I felt. I was on pills for a couple of months before I felt better. It happened again with DS but I had more support when I had him and so it was dealt with at my 6 week check up x I hope things are sorted for you soon and that you have plenty of support, you're always welcome to pm me if you ever need to talk c

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Tanya-Michelle 'Wench' Mo:" I just wanted nothing to do with my baby. I could feed her, dress her and change her nappy but there ... [snip!] ... things are sorted for you soon and that you have plenty of support, you're always welcome to pm me if you ever need to talk c"


The doctor put me on Zoloft to to help with it. Have you ever taken it?

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:</b>" The doctor put me on Zoloft to to help with it. Have you ever taken it?"</blockquote>




I've never taken zoloft, I've only taken prozac, wellbutrin, lexapro and celexa, celexa and wellbutrin are only things that worked well for me, they gave me ativan and xanax for the anxiety and paranoia, and only benedryl when I was preg and breastfeeding, and weened off all other meds



What was the diagnosis

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
16th Jan '13
Quoting DeanJade&Maksims Momma:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:</b>" The doctor put me on Zoloft to to ... [snip!] ... and paranoia, and only benedryl when I was preg and breastfeeding, and weened off all other meds What was the diagnosis"


PPD. When i told the nurse i thought it might be PPP, she had never even heard of it.