B.M. asks from Spring Hill, KS on June 01, 2007
Postpartum Depression - Spring Hill, KS
My daughter is almost 2 years old but I feel like I am still suffering from postpartum depression. Could it be that or is it just depression? I didn't complete my treatment due to lack of money and now I wish I would have. Can someone help me on what to do now.
So What Happened?™
I would like to thank everyone for all the advice on what to do about my problem. I actually went to see the doctor today and found out I have clinical depression. I have been put on a medication to help with that as well as being set up with a therapist to talk with. I finally spoke with my husband about what has been going on so I have great support and I have spoken with some of my family members as well so I have great support there as well. I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders already. Thanks again for all the help and support!
S.W. answers from Kansas City on June 02, 2007
I am sorry you are having a difficult time. You can contact http://www.kansasppd.org/default.htm for some assistance. Call the number listed on the web page for help.
Take care of yourself.
C.S. answers from Kansas City on June 02, 2007
I would consult with your physican. There could be many factors and they could take blood to make sure all your levels are ok. Thyroid issues can cause depression without you even knowing it. Before going on a meds I would consult your doctor and it wouldn't hurt to get a blood work up to see if your levels are ok. Take care
C.M. answers from Kansas City on June 02, 2007
What is going on in your life right now? Can you keep a journal to write down how you are feeling at different times of the day? Do you have anyone who can help you so that you get breaks? Do you have a good support system? Having a child can be overwhelming especially if you feel you are alone in the process of raising her. Not to mention the changes your body goes through.
Don't be too hard on yourself. If you need help, please ask. If you do not have a strong support system, playgroups are great. No one can relate to you better than other Moms. I will pray for you! God bless you!
D.W. answers from Oklahoma City on June 02, 2007
Take a look at your diet, vitamin and mineral supplements. Consider consulting a Midwife in your area for advice on herbal supplements that can bring your body chemistry into balance and ease the depression. Whatever you do, DON'T ignore this important area of your well-being. When we are depressed, it can be hard to do the work of finding answers and getting appropriate help. Remind yourself that your little girl deserves a whole, healthy mom and you deserve to enjoy every moment of her childhood. You are both worth the effort!
A.G. answers from Springfield on June 01, 2007
That's a pretty big can of worms. Do you have someone you can talk to? Even if it's non-postpartum, depression shouldn't be ignored. Personally I think depression should be dealt with through treatment (talk therapy) rather than medication.
J.C. answers from Atlanta on June 05, 2007
i suffered from ppd after both of my children. It is terrible, and i am so sorry that you are going through this. if you are still feeling down and depressed you should talk with your doctor. therapy is also a great way to help. it is amazing how much better it feels to just talk about everything. Please, don't ignore it.