♥ Name and Age: Lesley, 21
♥ Name and birthdate of your child/children: Kailey, nov. 2005
♥ Married/Partnered/Single?: Married to a US Marine
♥ What brings you to this comminunity? Looking for support, wanting to help others and not feel alone
♥ What do you do to try and help your PPD? I am on zoloft, i try to excersize a few times a week, and i write in my journal
♥ Is this your first time with PPD? Sorta, i had undiagnosed ppd when dd was 6 months, then is faded and now its back and i fianlly went to the doctor
♥ Do you have real life support? Yes i am currently living with my mom, my hubby is a few hours away but we still talk every day
♥ What do you hope to get from this community? friends, support
♥ Anything else you would like to share? not at this moment that i can think of just wanted to introduce myself
♥ Name and birthdate of your child/children: Holly, Sept. 27th 2007
♥ Married/Partnered/Single?: In a relationship w/ my boyfriend
♥ What brings you to this community? To know that I'm not alone with how I'm feeling.
♥ What do you do to try and help your PPD? (exercise, eat healthy, medication, counseling...?) Talking about how I'm feeling usually helps.
♥ Is this your first time with PPD? Yes.
♥ Do you have real life support? Some, not much.
♥ What do you hope to get from this community? Advice and support from others, possibly.
♥ Anything else you would like to share?
The Zoloft is helping to balance out my moods and nights have slowly been getting easier. The fact that Breanne's sleeping from 11 pm til about 7 am has been really helping, too. Still, I can't help feeling alone. Am I just crazy?
- Current Mood: thoughtful
I went and saw my OB last Wednesday regarding my nightly panic attacks. As we all expected he upped my 50mg dose to 100mg. He also put me on Ativan temporarily to put an immediate stop to the attacks. At first I was wary about that. I thought they'd make me feel all zombie-ish and drowsy. I decided to try one on Thursday when my fiance would be home all day. I can't even begin to tell you how much of a difference they made. I had no ounce of a panic attack that night. He was able to lie down with the baby in our bed without me hyperventalating, etc. My OB wants me to take them for two months.then wean me off off them to see how the Zoloft has taken effect. I know lots of people are anti drug, but what a difference. these past few days have made with my bonding process. I'm actually enjoying my daughter and that makes me so happy!
Hope everyone had a good weekend!
- Current Mood: chipper
My boyfriend has been sleeping with the baby out on the couch but he hands her off to me at around 3am and from then until morning I'm wide awake, and before that I'm awake panicking. I just feel so defeated. I think I really need to see my Dr sooner than later. I talked to my boyfriend last night about PPD and he said the standard 'everything will be ok in a few weeks, you'll see' stuff. I know he cares but he just doesn't get it. Today was his first day back to work after his leave and I was alone with her all day and was ok, I had a few frustrated moments, but mostly it was good. It's just at night when I start having problems.
I think I'll call my Dr tomorrow. I'm just a little embarassed to tell him, I've put up such a good front at all my post delivery appointments. As far as he's concerned everything is just dandy.
- Current Mood: distressed
♥ Name and birthdate of your child/children: Georgia, 1 month
♥ Married/Partnered/Single?: In a relationship with my boyfriend
♥ What brings you to this community? I feel very detached from my baby, looking for advice, support, etc. I had a very difficult labor, cesarian, and recovery, so I think that could be the reason.
♥ What do you do to try and help your PPD? (exersize, eat healthy, medication, councelling...?)
I am on Xoloft, and I try to take a few minutes out every couple of hours to breathe.
♥ Is this your first time with PPD? Yes.
♥ Do you have real life support? My boyfriend is awesome with her, and I actually find myself resenting that a little. He's so bonded with her.
♥ What do you hope to get from this community? Support, advice, and understanding
♥ Anything else you would like to share? Just...hi.
- Current Mood: cynical
I think eventually we'll be okay. I know it's still going to be rough going. My mother, grandmother, and aunt are coming out for a one week visit on Monday. It makes me a little nervous. I haven't told anyone in my family about being depressed. I guess I'm afraid they'll think I'm not as good a mother as they have been telling me I am. Or maybe they can tell something's off already and me telling them is just going to get me a "we figured as much" in response. At least my anxiety now is focused somewhere other than Breanne, I suppose. I know I want to talk to my mother about it, at least, but face to face. I just don't know how to bring it up. It's not as though Hallmark makes cards for these sort of occasions.
How did you ladies tell your loved ones (family members, friends), if you told them at all? Is it more of a personal matter that didn't need to be discussed unless someone specifically asked? Or is it something that your family and friends should know about?
Thank you for the wonderful support so far. :)
- Current Mood: sleepy