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PPD

Anonymous
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I think its time to admit I am suffering from it again. :(

Any advice??

I am NOT going to take medicine. It really messes with me more and I'm BFing.

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:48 PM

BUMP!

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:48 PM

BUMP!

pce68
by Patti on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:50 PM

People say exercise helps. I have always been bad about exercising so I can't say from personal experience, but it's worth a shot. Maybe try St John's Wort also.

joyfullem
by Bronze Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:50 PM

If you feel depressed talk to someone! I completly understand avoiding medication, I probably would to especially breastfeeding.  Talk to me if you want to

ElitestJen
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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exercise.  get some blood tests run like Vitamin D, iron, etc.  Take a daily multivitamin (or prenatals!). 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Vitamin D supplement (never hurts anyways!)

30 mins of excersise everyday. For me personally I have to have 30min of intense excersise for this to work. A walk or jog doesn't cut it. I need boxing, crossfit, hard run, etc- this is a personal preference for my depression.

Tanning. If you cannot spend 30min outside excersising or outside period a 10 min tanning bed session a couple tims a week will help supplement vitamin D plus the alone time can work wonders.

These are methods that work for me to stay off medication. I still have down days but I'm at least in control and I know what I need on my bad days.
ATL958
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:54 PM
I am so sorry. I had horrible PPD for months after my little girl was born. I also felt the same way about the meds.

One big thing that helped me pull through was reaching out to a friend that had been there, done that, and just listened. She gave no advice...she was just there.

Do you have a friend that is that close that you can call on? Day or night?
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by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:37 AM

BUMP!

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