- Started by Tina on Jul 23, 2015
Been diagnoised with PND 2 months ago, I have no family close by, feel so lonely and isolated, being in the house on my own really upsets and stresses me. I havent told my partner as he under enough pressure. Is this normal?
- Started by Jane on Sep 29, 2015
I had PND after my first baby, it took me over 6 months to recover. I was affraid to have another baby in case it came back. Three years down the road I am pregnant again, I am trying to be posotive but of course am so affraid it will come back.
Have any of you been in this position and have ye any advice?
- Started by Jackie on Jun 24, 2015
I was diagnoised with PND 2 months ago, finding it hard to come to terms with it, I was always so self assured and independant, cant believe this happened to me. Really have an issue with going on medication but feel coming under pressure from my family and Doctor. Where I am now I find it so hard to make decissions (not one bit like me) can I do this myself if I have good support??
- Started by Nicole on Dec 17, 2015
Nicole, you poor woman! I was almost in tears reading your post. I see you posted this 6 months and 3 weeks ago! How are you doing now? I really hope things have improved. I lived in Saudi Arabia for 7 years and when I moved to Irelans it was a MASSIVE shock to the system and I was a child back then and no kids (obviously). I can't being to imagine what you were feeling and going through. If you read this, I would love to know how you are doing and if you want to chat about anything I am here for that. I feel like us Mums who have or had PND are good for each other and that is the best support. No one like someone who has had the experience. Hope to see an update from you soon.
- Started by Jenny on May 26, 2015
I have PND for the last 3 months and am obsessed with my own health and the babies. The anxiety is awfull and to make things worse have had a few panic attacks. I am on antidepressants but I dont seem to be getting any better, every day feels like a week. I worry all the time about the baby and have a path worn to the doctor. I am not sleeping and keep thinking there is something wrong with me medically.
- Started by shaza123 on May 06, 2015
Hi. On.lexapro for several months. 10 mg. Some improvement in anxiety but ongoing sleepiness especially in the.mornings ; finking it v hard to get up even after 10 hrs sleep. Very vivid dreams too which are often v high anxiety focused. Craving sleep all day. Any advice?
- Started by Lisa on Apr 29, 2015
I have been told that support groups really help with Postnatal Depression, I am very nervous to go in case I meet someone I know. I know this sounds stupid but only my family knows and I am affraid that I would be judged.
I have been to the GP and am on antidepressants but I really feel I need support from people that understand this horrible illness.
- Started by Dee on Sep 12, 2015
Hi is it possible to recover from PND without taking medication ? I'm breastfeeding and I'm not sure about possible effects on my baby. I started taking antidepressants yesterday but felt really sick. Plus I was on antidepressants in the past for a number of years and I would really prefer not to have to be on meds long term again. I'm really not sure what to do
- Started by francis on Mar 13, 2015
Hello, back here again after 2nd pregnancy, im so worried about my health, I had this last pregnancy also, kept thinking every niggle was something more serious. My neww baby is so good i feel so guilty. This time a week post birth my breasts extermely sore, after milk came in, I wos bottle feeding so just waiting for swelling soreness to go back down, noticed small lumps around breast when swollen, went to gp and he said just milk ducts etc, went a week until swelling to go back down, some disappeared and some small lumps left, doctor not concerned at all, saying they were breasts cysts but just wants me to have ultrasound, as refrence point for the future and so be absolutly sure, my anxiety levels have skyrocketed since, I can think of nothing else, obsessing that I have breast cancer, im going to die, and my small kids will be left with no mum, nevermind my husband. How will I last until the ultrSound date,? Ive told my husband, he is great, but just tells me to relax, more than likely milk ducts clogged etc.. which is reassuring but he is out all day working, sorry to go on..anyone else have similar experience? Tks for listening
- Started by leanne on Feb 26, 2015
Hi I had my little girl 6 months ago and was diagnosed with PND 4 months ago I have since been taking antidepressants and have been feeling much better since Christmas. I had to give up my small business altogether due to not being able to take the stress of it anymore and have felt a big weight lifted of my shoulders since. So I've been enjoying my baby and my older daughter and lots of love and laughs with my partner again, I got rid of all my social media accounts and my phone number so all I have in my life is my family and I feel like this has healed me. I am very happy at home with my family,I exercise everyday and cook healthy meals for everyone. But when I leave the house I feel horrible, I hate having to do food shopping,doing the school run and bumping into people I know. I was offered a small part time job and thought I might take it but the more I thought about it the more I panicked and have now decided I can't, I don't want to leave my baby and I feel sick and panicked when I think of leaving my happy bubble. But am I wrong in not taking it as we could do with the extra cash, should I try push myself??