I just hate it when people (especially those who have gone through the same thing) say "just get over it. I did". They know it doesn't work that way yet they still say it!
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When I told my mil I had pnd she said 'you seem fine to me' and never mentioned it again : ( except to say 'are you sure you should be thinking about more children after everything' when I mentioned having another one day. This was after I was better btw and it's not like I did anything terrible! I loved (love) my ds with all my heart and put all my energy into him. I just wasn't happy with myself. Very disappointing esp from someone who had depression themselves once. I still fume over it but should let it go.
Hugs to everyone that has written before me. I'm a 28 yr old mum of a 3 yr old DS and 29 weeks pregnant to a little girl. I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and OCD when I was 14. I don't really have the rituals but I suffer from distressing obsessive thoughts. When I'm going through an episode it can last for months and it's so debilitating. I was fine for many years but it's all flared up again since bring pregnant and while I find it hard to even get out of bed some morning I do because of my son. I also suffer from bouts of depression because I just get so down. Having anxiety all the time is so mentally and physically exhausting. I chose to try and get through my pregnancy without meds but I'm thinking I'll be back on when bubs is born in April. Thank you for creating this thread. I don't really have any friends I can talk to about any of this so thank you I don't feel so alone.
Hugs to you all xx
I do find though when people haven't actually Been in your shoes and felt a mental illness first hand they just don't know how serious and debilitating it is. I can understand in a way i guess but they can definitely be more sympathetic or understanding about it. My mum often brushes me off and it does anger me. I also haven't told many people including in laws as I just know they won't understand and just think I'm nuts more than anything.
Glad to hear the zoloft is helping, Boxer
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