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♥ Name and Age: Trista, 25
♥ Name and birthdate of your child/children: My son Roman is almost 8 months, born May 28th and my step-daughter Madison is 20 months, born May 2nd 2006.
♥ Married/Partnered/Single?: Married
♥ What brings you to this comminunity? Seeking people going through or have gone through the same type of situation I'm going through.
♥ What do you do to try and help your PPD? Well, I've just recently figured out that it's probably ppd that I'm suffering from so I'm still doing some research on it.
♥ Is this your first time with PPD? Yes
♥ Do you have real life support? My husband
♥ What do you hope to get from this community? Friendship, advice...
♥ Anything else you would like to share?
I've been so good up until about the past 2 or 3 months as far as my attitude toward my life in general. It seems like these last few months I have no energy yet I can't sleep. I don't want to eat hardly, I find myself questioning all the time as to whether I still love my husband and want to be married or not. I get frustrated with my son over lack of sleep and feel so guilty for even thinking of getting frustrated. Half the time I just want to leave Roman with my husband and run away for however long, just so I can be by myself. I'm not positive it's ppd I'm suffering from however I can't explain what else it could be so I'm hopeing to meet some of you and maybe help myself out of this.

Also, I have no health insurance anymore so going to a doctor is kind of out of the question so if anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.

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lux_roark
Jan. 20th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
http://www.odmhsas.org/menthealth.htm

A lot of times the state has programs that run on sliding scales. You might want to give some of them a call to see if any of them could help out.

Now, since your son was born in 2006 it might not be PPD. Unless this has been going on for a long time, PPD usually manifests itself within the first year postpartum. You could have depression, or another mental illness.
mommy_fetish
Jan. 21st, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
Thank you for the link, it's something I'll for sure be looking into.

No, my son was born in May of 2007, my step-daughter was born in 2006 so it hasn't been a year yet since he was born, that's what lead me to looking into ppd as being a possible reason for everything.
lux_roark
Jan. 21st, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
Totally misread that!

Frustration, fatigue, and feelings of wanting to get away are huge indicators towards PPD. I'm not a mental health professional, so I definitely cannot diagnose you. If you gave birth at a hospital maybe call them and see if they offer a PPD or new mom support group.
gwerydd_2
Jan. 21st, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
Your son is 8 months right? it could very well be PPD, it sounds like it from what you describe.
chippyjem
Jan. 21st, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Here's a little quiz for PPD. Obviously, it is NOT a doctor, but it might be interesting to take anyways.

http://pediatrics.about.com/library/quiz/blquiz_ppd_scng.htm

I would definitely look for a support group in real life. its amazing what good support can do for you! you can try calling the hospital or the health centre if your city has one.
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