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    We're you able to discuss your anxiety with the nurses? I was told I wasn't able to go to Ellen Barron until I was on meds due to pnd, anxiety and a high score on the Edinburg pn scale.

    no way would I have been able to do it without meds.

    I agree with pp, in order for your DS sleep to work and to feel calm and relaxed, meds will be beneficial. You've come so far, I would really recommend chatting to the doc about meds.

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    I know you have anxiety but have you been checked for PND OP?

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    Im seeing a psychologist now. Dont know if I need meds, last time I took them they didnt really help.

    My psych got me to do the depression, anxiety & stress test & I scored high on all three.

    Yes I talked about my anxiety & my gp talked about it when she wrote my referral.

    VicPark im doing everything they told me. I still have trouble picking his cues though so I still think im sometimes missing something

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    Psychologists don't discuss nor endorse meds because they aren't doctors. It might help to see a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist is a dr in mental health who will evaluate your needs and prescribe the right med to fit with you.

    I found first time I took AD, they didn't work. 1. Because the dose prescribed was too low, 2. They were the wrong med for me and 3. It takes a few weeks for your body to adjust and for them to start working.

    I'm on 150mg of zoloft which, yes, is an extremely high amount, BUT nothing lower was working. And they definetly work for me. It's about finding the right med plus right dose.

    there is a perinatal psychiatrist at North west specialist centre. I saw him for 2 yrs. he also does a bit of counselling along side the meds side of things. It's about $50 per visit oop after medicare rebate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adeline14 View Post
    Psychologists don't discuss nor endorse meds because they aren't doctors. It might help to see a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist is a dr in mental health who will evaluate your needs and prescribe the right med to fit with you.

    I found first time I took AD, they didn't work. 1. Because the dose prescribed was too low, 2. They were the wrong med for me and 3. It takes a few weeks for your body to adjust and for them to start working.

    I'm on 150mg of zoloft which, yes, is an extremely high amount, BUT nothing lower was working. And they definetly work for me. It's about finding the right med plus right dose.

    there is a perinatal psychiatrist at North west specialist centre. I saw him for 2 yrs. he also does a bit of counselling along side the meds side of things. It's about $50 per visit oop after medicare rebate.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    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.
    Completely agree

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    What the pp have said. It took about three months to get the right drugs and dosage for me but I was an extreme case as well I'm on anti depressants and mood stabilisers. There are so many drugs out there and different dosages every body is different so it may take trial and error. I'm so grateful for the drugs and counselling they have made such a difference to life.

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    Ok thanks - adeline can you please pm me that psychiatrist's name?

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    Pm sent. If you need to find a supportive GP who deals with mental health, then I suggest ringing panda. They have a list of good drs who will help you and are local to your area.

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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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