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I am curious to know how many of you mums have suffered PND. I realise that it is a very personal subject, but I've been in a bit of a 'rut" the last 4 weeks. I have suffered depression before, but never sought treatment for it. Now I fear that I maybe suffering PND. I find myself getting very tearful lately, I get anxious about everything mothering related, I find it hard to make decisions that I'm confident in, I'm paranoid and get offended at other peoples remarks and I'm super snappy at my husband. I never resent my daughter and never feel like I need to get away. In fact, its quite the opposite, I don't want to leave her cos I really feel that no-one else could look after her needs like I can.
Those of you who have suffered, would you say that these are symptoms of PND, or are they more likely "comes with being a mummy" kind of stuff. :)
I'm really open to any advice you may have,
Thanks so much
yep i have pnd and im not one of these people who are affraid to admit it either! im exactly like you even down to the feeling no one else would be able to look after our children as well as we do! Sorry luv but i dont have any suggestions for you as i take my days hour by hour!:D
mums the word
Hi there, I suffered PND with no 3 baby, and spent a week in a clinic, getting him into a better routine sleep wise and taking time out for me too. Some of your symptoms sound a little like PND but to be honest, it is hard to tell what is just the mum blues and what is PND. Try speaking to your MCH nurse. Mine gave me a quick survey which can help to assess if you have PND. Good luck and remember not to be too hard on yourself. You sound like a great mum. Janine
mums the word
I just rememered the name of the survey - it is called the Edinburgh post natal depression scale. You may find it on the web.
Yes I have PND and have been seeing a natropath. I feel 200% better and diden't realise how serious it was until I started to feel "normal" again
You don't have to feel that way!!:)
Seek help as soon as cos life and time with your little bubba is too short to be unhappy.
PND is nothing to be ashamed of it's not something we choose to have and is not your fault.
So seek help from eiether a doctor or alternative Therapist (my choice!), PND is so easy to fix!:D
Yes, there are many mums on here who have or have had varying degrees of PND. Mine never was labelled or diagnosed except by myself. Whatever you want to call it, whether it's PND or a recurrence of general depression or maybe even an anxiety problem, it's worth getting some professional advice and help.
I think I have posted a link to the Edinbrough test on here previously. I will try to dig it out and edit this post with the link. Other good sites for information and support are PANDA and www.beyondblue.org.au. I think both of these have real life cases and experiences which show the wide range of symptoms which may be suffered. The Bubhub info page on depression has a number of other useful links and support organisations: Bubhub Services: Depression (http://www.bubhub.com.au/servicesdepression.shtml)
Link to: Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) (http://www.childbirthsolutions.com/articles/postpartum/epds/index.php) This is not a diagnosis, only a tool for assisting in assessing what a mother may be experiencing. You really need to see a professional for proper diagnosis. But if you are honest with yourself when taking the test and score high then you definitely need to follow up with someone.
Thanks so much everyone for your responses. I am going to have a look on the net tonight to see if I can find the Edinburgh test. I had such a wonderful day today, which left me to think that nothing is wrong, but by the afternoon I realised that this is just a "good day" and that I should be thankful that it has given my brain a chance to function normally and give myself some clarity. I am going to talk to my husband tonight (I haven't spoken to him about this yet!) and then I'm going to go and see my GP.
Also, I didn't realise that this forum (Depression & Baby Blues) existed. I've always searched the parenting ones - so I'm also reading great advice from you guys and the other stories.
Thanks again. :)
sugar n spice
Yes i have twice now suffered pnd. i only seeked help when dh told me to as i kept crying at night that i wished i was dead, so yeah mine was pretty bad but with medication it turned my life around
Raging undiagnosed PND here with #1 for 18 months.
Happy to say no return of it with #2, and so far, so good with #3.
By the way...
The biggest help was everyone here on BUB HUB!:D
Yep, i'm another one. Seeing a counsellor once a week for it which is slowly helping.
Have to agree, bubhub is a great help :)
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