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PPD Daddy Nick Daddy Due June 17; Japan 22 posts
24th Jun '13

I have serious baby blues. I can't stop crying and feeling sad. I can't stand when he fusses. And then he has all these problems like Jaundice and possibly Reflux/Gas Issues. I haven't stopped crying since we got home. I feel like I can't do this, I don't know what I'm going to do...We live 1 hr away from any doctors, nurses, or anyone that deals with babies. I feel like such a bad father/husband. What do I do?! I feel like a total basket case. That's a good term for me right now. I can't stop crying and feeling so sad and depressed. I feel like SUCH a bad dad and husband. He fusses so often and I can't do anything about it. It's so loud and seemingly un-solvable...I hate that Trish has to basically deal with two babies by herself but I can't stop feeling this way. My male friends are all typical guys if you know what I mean. I don't feel like being told to "man up" or "stop being a p***y". if I could man up I would...

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
24th Jun '13

Your life has changed in a big way and having a baby is stressful even if you have the most perfect, calm baby that ever existed. Start by going to get some antidepressants or therapy...nothing to be ashamed of whatsoever. And most of all make sure you're communicating your feelings to your wife. It's easy to get disconnected when you bring a new baby home. This will help...try not to shut her out.

Nick Daddy Due June 17; Japan 22 posts
24th Jun '13

I live in a small town and don't make much money so I couldn't get therapy and I don't know...even if I got anti-depressants...if they'd work. I feel like I don't want him and wish he wasn't here and that KILLS me!!!! I don't know what to do....I wasn't ready for this...

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
24th Jun '13
Quoting Nick Daddy:" I live in a small town and don't make much money so I couldn't get therapy and I don't know...even if ... [snip!] ... feel like I don't want him and wish he wasn't here and that KILLS me!!!! I don't know what to do....I wasn't ready for this..."


Well not doing anything isn't going to help. The antidepressants are worth a try...what have you got to lose? And as far as seeing a therapist, most insurance plans cover individual counseling. Do you have insurance?

Nick Daddy Due June 17; Japan 22 posts
25th Jun '13
Quoting *Mayhem*:" Well not doing anything isn't going to help. The antidepressants are worth a try...what have you got ... [snip!] ... you got to lose? And as far as seeing a therapist, most insurance plans cover individual counseling. Do you have insurance?"


Yes I do but I don't have the time or money to drive to the towns with therapy and anti-depressant prescriptions. Is there anything else I could do?