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To have PPD once your baby is 5 weeks old? I'm not sad all the time, but I always feel angry and guilty and I don't know why.. I've lost 27lbs because I can't eat. Is that PPD? People always say it's when you feel sad and want to hurt baby and I would never hurt my baby. Is it just horomones?
Posted by Anonymous on May. 17, 2015 at 4:02 PM
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Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on May. 17, 2015 at 4:05 PM
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"You may have postpartum depression if you have had a baby within the last 12 months and are experiencing some of these symptoms:
You feel overwhelmed. Not like “hey, this new mom thing is hard.” More like “I can’t do this and I’m never going to be able to do this.” You feel like you just can’t handle being a mother. In fact, you may be wondering whether you should have become a mother in the first place.
You feel guilty because you believe you should be handling new motherhood better than this. You feel like your baby deserves better. You worry whether your baby can tell that you feel so bad, or that you are crying so much, or that you don’t feel the happiness or connection that you thought you would. You may wonder whether your baby would be better off without you.
You don’t feel bonded to your baby. You’re not having that mythical mommy bliss that you see on TV or read about in magazines.
You can’t understand why this is happening. You are very confused and scared.
You feel irritated or angry. You have no patience. Everything annoys you. You feel resentment toward your baby, or your partner, or your friends who don’t have babies. You feel out-of-control rage.
You feel nothing. Emptiness. You are just going through the motions.
You feel sadness to the depths of your soul. You can’t stop crying, even when there’s no real reason to be crying.
You feel hopeless, like this situation will never ever get better. You feel weak and defective. You feel like a failure.
You can’t bring yourself to eat, or perhaps the only thing that makes you feel better is eating.
You can’t sleep when the baby sleeps, nor can you sleep at any other time. Or maybe you can fall asleep, but you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep no matter how tired you are. Or maybe all you can do is sleep and you can’t seem to stay awake to get the most basic things done. Whichever it is, your sleeping is completely screwed up, and it’s not just because you have a newborn.
You can’t concentrate. You can’t focus. You can’t think of the words you want to say. You can’t remember what you were supposed to do. You can’t make a decision. You feel like you’re in a fog.
You feel disconnected. You feel strangely apart from everyone for some reason, like there’s an invisible wall between you and the rest of the world.
Maybe you’re doing everything right. You are exercising. You are taking your vitamins. You have a healthy spirituality. You do yoga. You’re thinking “Why can’t I just get over this?” You feel like you should be able to snap out of it, but you can’t.
You might be having thoughts of running away and leaving your family behind. Or you’ve thought of driving off the road, or taking too many pills, or finding some other way to end this misery. Or you may have thoughts of harming others.
You know something is wrong. You may not know you have a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder, but you know the way you are feeling is NOT right. You think you’ve “gone crazy”.
You are afraid that this is your new reality and that you’ve lost the “old you” forever.
You are afraid that if you reach out for help people will judge you. Or that your baby will be taken away."
ame85
by Chemistry cat on May. 17, 2015 at 4:05 PM
Not sure but definitely worth talking to your OB.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 17, 2015 at 4:07 PM
It is possible, I would talk to your OB.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 17, 2015 at 4:08 PM
I was diagnosed when my dd was 5 months old. It went undiagnosed for that long and when I had my ds, my doc kept me on Prozac for a full 12 months because it can last that long or come back.
shadow_lark
by Platinum Member on May. 17, 2015 at 4:10 PM
Yes. One the ways mine manifested was in anger as well. Talk to your ob and put a plan together to manage it, be it meds, therapy or home care or some combination of all three. Getting help now will save you a lot of heartache and missed memories. I don't remember most of Ds first year, and I wish I could
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 17, 2015 at 4:11 PM
If I bring it up, will they take my baby?
cryssor
by Bronze Member on May. 17, 2015 at 4:13 PM


Quoting Anonymous 1: To have PPD once your baby is 5 weeks old? I'm not sad all the time, but I always feel angry and guilty and I don't know why.. I've lost 27lbs because I can't eat. Is that PPD? People always say it's when you feel sad and want to hurt baby and I would never hurt my baby. Is it just horomones?

It is very possible. PPD can manifest itself in more than one way, and everyone is different. I had PPD where I was paranoid. I had gf's who were debilitatingly jealous, and others that were angry all the time 
Mine actually started when DS was 3.5 months.

Make sure you reach out to your support system or to a health professional. There are a ton of resources for PPD  


cryssor
by Bronze Member on May. 17, 2015 at 4:14 PM

No they wont. it is very common and esepcially not if you arent having thoughts of harming anyone.  

Quoting Anonymous 1: If I bring it up, will they take my baby?


dizzy91
by Kelly on May. 17, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Yes. I didn't develop PPD until my son was about 4 to 6 weeks old. I was happy and content, but man, I just hit a point after that. 

I was terrified they would take my son, because my PPD was venturing into PPP at times. They did not take my son. They made me feel comfortable, safe, and they let me know it was okay. 

They don't take your child. They will help you. It's a normal reaction after pregnancy. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 17, 2015 at 4:20 PM
So I talk to my OB about it?
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