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PPD?

Posted by on Mar. 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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How long after you give birth can post partum depression affect you? Like if you didn't have it immediately after birth could it start showing up 3-4 months later out of the blue? 

I got the Mirena IUD and only had one period then they stopped so maybe it's just horomones while my cycle figures out what's going on? 

I don't know but I have been really emotional, irrational, not feeling myself. Just kind of sad and feeling a little hopeless...

I've enrolled to start college but I missed the deadlines (didn't have a laptop) so I won't be able to start until September. I can't imagine doing this until September. (SAHM, one 2 1/2 yr old and one 4 month old). I love my kids, I love my SO, I love my life honestly I just feel down. 

Doctor isn't an option since I'm on OHP (like Medicaid) and around here none of the OHP doctors prescribe anything for pain or anxiety/depression. 

I don't really think I am depressed, I'm just wondering if PPD can take several months to set in.

by on Mar. 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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babygomez
by April on Mar. 19, 2012 at 12:04 PM

I'm sorry, i'm not sure. I have never dealt with this.

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abra
by Abra on Mar. 19, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Yes, it can. PPD can start anytime in the first year post partum.
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by on Mar. 19, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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angela.bouchard
by Angela on Mar. 19, 2012 at 12:54 PM


Quoting babygomez:

I'm sorry, i'm not sure. I have never dealt with this.

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jakesmom323
by on Mar. 19, 2012 at 1:12 PM
Yes, I had a traumatic pregnancy/labor and it effected me for a long while. I didn't have it severe enough to want to harm the baby, harm myself, or anything. I was just really unhappy with adjusting to being a SAHM, where we moved too, and the disconnection I had from everyone. Through excersise and family support, I did it without RX, but things would have been easier if I did though. Good luck and talk with your doctor:)
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la_bella_vita
by Bella on Mar. 19, 2012 at 3:13 PM

 

Quoting abra:

Yes, it can. PPD can start anytime in the first year post partum.

 

AC9808
by on Mar. 20, 2012 at 12:23 AM

yes it can. i had it. i resented all the attention ds got and i would sleep all day...it took a long time (2-3) years to get past it ad i did it alone without support or medicationi just faked it til i made it....which i dont suggest by the way

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Turtledoves
by Ruby Member on Mar. 20, 2012 at 1:06 AM
Yes, it can happen at any time in the first year.
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Mrs.Worthen
by on Mar. 20, 2012 at 1:07 AM
Mine showed up randomly and is progressively getting worse since 3 months
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