Hi I'm Jeanine and I'm new to this group. I've been having depression probably since my pregnancy but it has always been up and down. It really has been hard bc I feel like I'm so happy being a mom but everything else is a mess. Its hard to think that being a mom doesnt always fix everything else in my life. I just feel like I want to be better and am doing all I can but nothing ever changes. My ex has really been the biggest reason for my depression and I'm having trouble fixing my life. I always feel like I have no energy, no matter how long I sleep. I also am always on the go with school, work and a 14 month old so I'm sure it adds to it. When the baby is asleep its like I have no motivation to do anything I just lay in bed. I lost a lot of friends after having the baby and the ones I do have are not the greatest. I'm just having a tough time and I go to therapy but haven't wanted to go on medicine. Do antidepressants make things better? I honestly feel like they're just going to make me live in a cloud and not solve any of the real problems in my life. What are the side effects? Any help with how to feel better about things?
on May. 10, 2013 at 9:29 PM