Asked by Anonymous at 8:55 PM on Feb. 28, 2009 in General Parenting
I was on Lexapro when I had PPD. It was wonderful. Sometimes I still had small anxiety attacks, but i stopped having thoughts of hurting myself....and i finally bonded with my daughter after nearly 2 months. If you aren't on meds, try them....a mom on medication is far better than a half functioning mama. i also read the book "Down Came the Rain"...by Brooke Shields...it was wonderful....I know she's not a professional or anything, but obviously she consulted them when writing the book...and she is a real mom, who went thru this stuff....it's hard mommy, I know....but you will get thru, and when you do, you'll be stronger for it. Good Luck.
Answer by momjoy1027 at 9:11 PM on Feb. 28, 2009
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Answer by Val504 at 9:07 PM on Feb. 28, 2009
Your hormones are out of whack honey, it's okay! I have suffered the baby blues with 3 of my 5 kids.....this will pass, but you need to balance back out your hormones. Go to your local natural foods store or call a homeopathic professional, they can tell you what herbs you need to take in addition to your meds that will help naturally balance you out. Hormones do a flippin number on us women, and if you don't get them back in sync it will last for years! You need to surround yourself with a great support group, friends / family who will be readily available willing to be there when you need to talk. If you have a local college, call their psychology department, they offer counseling from the students at a sliding scale (my dd went and it cost her $4). Stress the imperativeness of your dire ppd! And as always, you'll find Mom's on here, like me, who will be willing to let you PM us if you need to vent and need some
Answer by blessed5x at 9:09 PM on Feb. 28, 2009
Come here to talk....someone is always around. It sounds like you are on the ball-a great mom making choices to get some help. Can a friend or family member come by to help support you? What about hubby or boyfriend? I'd see your doctor again for a follow up, and see if your counselor can do a sliding pay scale based on what you can afford. What about keeping a journal? Write 3 good things and 3 things you want to improve on. Start small, and see where it takes you. Are there any new mom groups through your hospital? Those can get u out and about. What about sleep? Are you getting any? That was really hard on me when I had newborns. Hugs to you, and keep asking and taking support.
Answer by Teachermom01 at 9:09 PM on Feb. 28, 2009
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