Last edited by RipperRita; 23-11-2013 at 19:12.
hi ripperrita, hugs, I don't know what methods work best for dealing with pnd, but would the old advice, ' fake it until you make it' work?? does it help if you just pretend to be happy, pretend to be able to manage the house, and have a happy life. If you just get the kitchen tidy, and the beds made, can you get some happiness, contentment for at least achieving that much. IM sure your children don't know how difficult things are for you, but if you try to smile and enjoy their company perhaps your mood will improve. I don't know what else to suggest. I know nothing about medications, or other treatments. hugs, Marie.
I have sent you a PM, will reply more soon, im feeding bub and he's getting distracted by my phone xo
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FWIW, ripper I think you are amazing. I don't spend much time on BH, but I always remember you're username because of how vocal you are about PND - which is just so, so awesome. I had PND after my ds was born and every time you write about your experience I find myself nodding along going 'yes yes yes!!' at the time, when I was going through it I felt like no one in this world could possibly understand. Because no one speaks about it! So, thank you for talking openly about your journey.
Anyway, I really hope you start feeling better soon. Please know though, i think it is so normal to change quite fundamentally after becoming a mother. I don't feel like the same person in many ways, and don't expect to any time soon. My son is 4.5 now. I would definitely recommend you see someone soon, hopefully you can get to this before it escalates
Did you get counselling appointments with a psychologist from the doc who diagnosed you? If not it's possible your doc hasn't realised the severity of your depression at the time. Psych appointments were a crucial part of my PND recovery, but even then it still took 2.5 years to get "better", and some days are still harder then others. Feel free to pm if you wanna chat, PND leaves emotional scars that no one can see, nor understand unless they're been through it too. Lots of love xx
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