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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    All of this! I've had depression and anxiety on and off for over 10 years. There are so many pills out there, it's about finding the right one + the right dosage. We're all so different.

    I'm also the type of person that cannot just do counseling, I need meds to help clear my head so that I'm receptive to the counseling.

    A perinatal psychiatrist is definitely the best option to ensure you're getting something breastfeeding friendly that suits your needs. A perinatal psych prescribed me Zoloft. I started on 50mg which didn't really work but saw amazing improvement on 100mg.

    I genuinely don't think his sleeping is going to get sorted until you get your anxiety and possible PND under control. A fog will lift and you'll discover you won't care about certain things that stress you out now and that you can easily solve other issues.
    I have to wholeheartedly agree with this. I read your posts and I see myself 6 years ago when DS1 was a baby. I was suffering with severe PND and GAD and I was an absolute mess and a lot of it centred around his sleeping. I also ended up on zoloft (short term, I was on it 6 months) and received counselling and it was only then that I started to feel a bit more at ease with this mother gig.

    Look I am putting my hand up and saying that if you need assistance to get to an appt on a weekday between the hours of 10am and 1pm, I will drive to you and put a rearward facing seat in my car and drive you there and I will even hold your DS so you can have your appointment. I know I am a stranger and that anxiety makes that hard. But you have to do something. This isnt healthy for you or your little boy, you deserve to feel better hun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post

    Look I am putting my hand up and saying that if you need assistance to get to an appt on a weekday between the hours of 10am and 1pm, I will drive to you and put a rearward facing seat in my car and drive you there and I will even hold your DS so you can have your appointment. I know I am a stranger and that anxiety makes that hard. But you have to do something. This isnt healthy for you or your little boy, you deserve to feel better hun.
    What a lovely offer!

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    Hi @heartstringz, I just want to say that I think you are doing really really well.

    However, you need to make a decision- is rocking your baby to sleep something you are going to do when it gets tough? Or is it going to stop?
    I have a feeling your baby is picking up on your uncertainty. He WANTS you to rock him to sleep, so he needs to make you want that too.

    If you really believe that rocking him to sleep is not sustainable. Then that is that. NO MORE ROCKING. Tell yourself that before nap/bed times every day. Say it to baby.

    Is it possible to use a transition method? Do the settling thing sleep school taught you, and sit in the room. Wait until he is asleep and leave. Do this for a week or so. Then change to waiting by the door until he sleeps. Then waiting outside the door (where he can still here you say shush). Then leave the room.

    Also, I suggest setting up a nanny cam or similar in baby's room. That way your husband can see what you are doing, and you can see what he is doing. Chances are you are both doing something slightly different, and whatever it is work for baby with your husband. It's easy to miss things or do things the way you have interpreted rather than what you were told, especially in the midst of screaming.
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    @peanutmonkey wow such a beautiful offer

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    I hope you take @peanutmonkey up on her lovely offer. I think you really need to get your anxiety sorted before you will succeed with your DS.

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    @peanutmoney has put a very caring offer out there for you and I really hope you take her up on that. We all want to see you doing better and able to enjoy being a mummy to your little boy. We are backing you 100% @heartstringz.

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    Thanks ladies & thank-you peanutmonkey for the offer! I will let you know if I need you

    I am seeing a psychologist who does saturday appointments & dh
    has been upfront with his boss about what is happening so he can probably take time off if need be.

    Ill talk to dh tonight about the psychiatrist & meds

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    He settled himself & had a 2 hr sleep this morning but now hes been screaming ever since I started trying for this sleep 30 mins ago. Nothing has changed. I was calm (getting stressed now but not at first) & its just not working. I dont understand what im doing wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    He settled himself & had a 2 hr sleep this morning but now hes been screaming ever since I started trying for this sleep 30 mins ago. Nothing has changed. I was calm (getting stressed now but not at first) & its just not working. I dont understand what im doing wrong
    Put him in the pram or car & try get him to go to sleep that way, sometimes it's worth giving up & trying another method, he may have been a little over tired & has gone past the point of no return! Deep breaths aswell, so hard to remain calm when they are screaming! X


 

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