I had it. I was put on meds when DS was about 9 weeks old, and stayed on them until he was about 7 months old. I didnt want anything to do with my son before I got treated. It sounds bad, and I feel and felt awful about it. I took care of him because I had to. My marriage almost ended because DH didnt really understand. I thought about committing suicide. DH was deployed, and I was all he had. I am pregnant again with our second kid, and my drs seem to think that my ppd was mainly circumstantial because dh deployed, i moved across the country, and my mom had an aggressive form of cancer. I couldnt sleep, I didnt eat. I was a zombie.
This time we know what to look for. I still feel like I'm not who I was before PPD. But I have a LOT more good days than bad days now and I havent been on meds in about a year.
at 8:59 AM on Apr. 1, 2011