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I was diagnosed with PND when DD was 11 months, though looking back now the depression started well before I had her. I was on AD's and saw a psych. Things got better and I have been off my meds for well over a year now.

Lately though I have noticed little things that have me a bit worried (not being positive, housework not being done, not wanting to go to bed then not wanting to get u in the morning) then yesterday it all came to head i flew off the handle over a miscommunication and the irrational thoughts were ridiculous and I'm scared. As soon as i noticed the little things I did everything i know i should do, cut out alcohol, started eating better, sleeping and making sure i was getting exercise but it doesn't seem to be working.

I am under a fair bit of stress , most of which I bring on myself (being mum, work and uni and the fact that I very much like to keep my DN average which i currently slipping)and I know I am too hard on myself.


Not a question really just needed to get it out, any advice would be wecome though x

I was diagnosed with PND after having DD. Within 2 weeks of having DS I could feel myself slipping downwards again. I experienced pretty much everything that you've just described - lack of motivation, messy house, poor sleeping habits (although a newborn doesn't help with that lol), emotional outbursts etc. I'd been struggling with negative thought processes since 1/2 way through my pregnancy and had been trying to do all the things I remembered that helped with the PND but it got to the point where they just didn't seem to be working any more.

When DS was 4.5 weeks old I went to my doctor and organised to start seeing the same counsellor I'd seen while dealing with/managing my PND previously. At my first appointment I said to my counsellor that I didn't think I was actually depressed but that I could feel myself heading in that direction and wanted to deal with it before it got to the point of PND again. We had a good talk and she just generally reinforced things I knew from last time but had let slip/forgotten about. I saw her again this week and, even though its only been 6.5 weeks, she is really happy with how I've turned things around for myself and doesn't feel she needs to see me again unless I start that negative spiral/thought process again.

For me just talking to her and reminding myself about things really helped. Maybe talking with someone, even just if its only once or twice, might help you sort things out again. At least you are recognising that things aren't quite right and you are wanting to address it but sometimes its the verbalising to someone else that helps most.

All the best.

Leisa.

I was diagnosed with PND when DD was 11 months, though looking back now the depression started well before I had her. I was on AD's and saw a psych. Things got better and I have been off my meds for well over a year now.

Lately though I have noticed little things that have me a bit worried (not being positive, housework not being done, not wanting to go to bed then not wanting to get u in the morning) then yesterday it all came to head i flew off the handle over a miscommunication and the irrational thoughts were ridiculous and I'm scared. As soon as i noticed the little things I did everything i know i should do, cut out alcohol, started eating better, sleeping and making sure i was getting exercise but it doesn't seem to be working.

I am under a fair bit of stress , most of which I bring on myself (being mum, work and uni and the fact that I very much like to keep my DN average which i currently slipping)and I know I am too hard on myself.


Not a question really just needed to get it out, any advice would be wecome though x



I know how you feel - just for differetn circumstances though.

When I had my last miscarriage I slipped into depression which was the first time for me in my life. I had had many miscarriages before and when i went to the dr i told him i was upset about all of them but that time it was different, i found myself crying all the time, not wanting to see anyone or go anywhere. I just wanted to close the door and never leave my house.
I was only on them for about six months then gradually came off them and was fine untill we lost the boys. About four months after they died I knew I was slipping again. I have start the antidepressants again and dr thinks i will probably be on them for longer this time.

My advie would be to keep up the exercise, healthy eating, cutting out alcohol. De stress you life as much as you can being a working, studying mum. Instead of having a morning rush to get lunches made, do it the night before. Get all uniforms out the night before. Do anything that will help with the stress. One afternoon a week leave the kids with hubby/ partner and go for a walk.
I would also start going back to the counsellor/ psych and having an app. every 3-4 weeks to get on top of it again.

Wish you all the best, if you ever want to talk pm me
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Hamish & Harrison "together forever"

Im at the same point you are. I can feel my depression coming back, i just dont want to believe it. I too am like you and the house is trashed and dont really care, dont want to go to bed, find it really hard to get out etc. I too am going to try to help it this time without AD, but last time i really lost it that im afraid to let myself get back to that.
Im here if you need hun XO
thanks girls,
Im slipping and I know it and it scares me but it isn't full blown depression iykwim.
I really don't wan to go back on the AD's again, I don't think I am at that stage, and it took me almost 6months to get into a psych last time so most likely it will be something similar again which doesn't help me much. I have also lost me GP and the only one I can get into is a dimwit, the type you only chose to go if you have no other options or want a script re issued so that isn't great either.

9weeks of uni left for the year, if i can get through that i know i will be ok and have time to get things sorted, just need to survive the next 9 weeks


I was diagnosed with PND when DD was 11 months, though looking back now the depression started well before I had her. I was on AD's and saw a psych. Things got better and I have been off my meds for well over a year now.

Lately though I have noticed little things that have me a bit worried (not being positive, housework not being done, not wanting to go to bed then not wanting to get u in the morning) then yesterday it all came to head i flew off the handle over a miscommunication and the irrational thoughts were ridiculous and I'm scared. As soon as i noticed the little things I did everything i know i should do, cut out alcohol, started eating better, sleeping and making sure i was getting exercise but it doesn't seem to be working.

I am under a fair bit of stress , most of which I bring on myself (being mum, work and uni and the fact that I very much like to keep my DN average which i currently slipping)and I know I am too hard on myself.


Not a question really just needed to get it out, any advice would be wecome though x


Hi,
i havent read the other replies so sorry if i repeat what others have said.
i just wanted to let you know that i go through patches that are exactly the same as you. i have suffered depression on and off since before DD was born and had what i consider to be quite severe PND afterwards. ive been off meds for close to 18 months (?) now roughly, and there are times when i notice myself slipping.
things like not wanting to do housework, losing motivation, staying up late and not being able to sleep, struggling to get out of bed in the mornings, general laziness, negativity, drinking more alcohol, short temper with DD etc etc
When it happens i think about what is going on in my life at the moment and try to work out if something in particular is causing me to stress unnecessarily. i usually start writing in my journal to get the emotions out of me and the thoughts out of my head. i try to exercise more and get outside and socialise as much as i can and within a week or so i am usually back to normal.
i think its normal and actually very wise to be really tuned into your mental health and what state you are in because nipping it in the bud early is the best way to stop it from turning into full blown depression.
i think you are doing the right thing by taking steps you can like cutting out alcohol etc.
basically im just saying i know how you feel, been there many times, and i think its great you are recognising the signs. if you feel like you are spending more time depressed than you are happy, i'd go back to your GP
xoxox
i just sent you a PM too smile
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