- Started by Julie on Jan 30, 2021
Hi everyone. I have a 6 week old baby and I have been in such a bad place since just after the birth. I’ve just been diagnosed with PND and started medication 3 days ago. They also have me on xanex to try and calm
My anxiety while the PND medication sets in. Since starting the medication I’ve become even more anxious which I’m told can be a bit Of a side Effect for the first few days. I’m so very sad and scared the medication won’t work and I won’t get better and come out of this horrible place I’m
In. Has anyone else felt this way and can anyone Shed any light?
- Started by Anonymous on Dec 26, 2020
I was diagnosed with PND in august after my second baby, he was 8 months old then - I started medication and instantly felt better - I still have moments of being overwhelmed but over all much much better than before - he is a really tough baby and I am constantly exhausted however I am managing much better except for one thing - whenever I hear of others having a second or third baby of different genders I find it really triggering. I get very jealous and sad that I have two boys - I adore both my children but I feel like I’m grieving for a daughter. Has anyone else felt like this? I don’t know how to shake this feeling, my husband and I have agreed to no more children & even if we did change our minds I don’t think I could handle the disappointment of another boy. I feel so horrible for thinking this way when I adore my boys but I can’t shake it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
- Started by D on Sep 02, 2020
Hi All, my second baby is 3 weeks old. I can’t control my anger, but I only feel the anger towards my partner and sometimes my toddler but never ever anywhere near what I feel for my partner. He has no compassion for the fact that I just had a baby and was the same with my first little girl. I roar and shout in front of the kids and can’t stop myself, but then the guilt of acting like that in front of my kids absolutely kills me I just sob for hours afterwards. I wish I could stop but I can’t. I’m so afraid of my behavior having a negative impact on the kids, particularly my toddler. I’ve tried to talk to my partner about PND but he still doesn’t get it. My daughter was 7 days old when I first lost my temper and he just told me I was mad
- Started by Jenny on Apr 13, 2017
Please tell me how I can avoid getting Postnatal Depression, my friend in such a state just dont want it to happen to me.
- Started by Anonymous on Jul 24, 2019
First post here,I was just wondering if someone (anyone!)could shed some light as I feel like I'm out of my mind! I have a 1 year old little boy . Since November things haven't been great, mental health wise. I am still suffering (gynaecologically speaking) after a tough birth and I don't think this has helped. My main question is ; have any of your PND symptoms manifested in a physical way as well as mental? I have had constant dizziness the last 8 months , I've seen a neurologist , have had mri , bp monitor fitted... All fine and normal. But this dizziness is constant and is so debilitating . No friends have gone through this so I feel like I'm the only one. I also get this feeling, daily , like a tingling feeling, like water or something crawling on me. Can anyone relate?
- Started by Claire on Aug 24, 2020
Iv seen a few topics from journalists looking to speak with women about PND. I just want to know if your a journalist please reach out to let me know. I am happy to talk. The stigma needs to be removed. People need to understand PND is a real illness. Not something you can snap out of or get a grip. It’s not something anyone has the right to say how come you can’t cope when others can. I am happy to speak out. I have no shame in saying I suffered and I still suffer.
- Started by Anon on Mar 19, 2019
Hi ladies. I'm a mom of two, a little girl now 6 and little boy 4months old. I suffered so badly with my first and it wasn't until she was 6months old that I sought help from my gp and realised it was PND. We planned baby number 2 and I had a plan in place with my gp should this happen again and sure enough those feelings began to come back and I started on Strenaline and was doing fantastic. I felt I was being very pro active with my mental health and swore for the sake of my first born I would ensure I got help as soon as I noticed any signs. Now I'm beginning to feel very low, uninterested again (even though I'm on the max dose) and i feel all this is due to me having to return to work the end of next month. I dont feel mentally ready to juggle all this and go back to work and leave my kids, it's making me feel so so anxious. Any mom's in the same position?
- Started by Kellie on Apr 15, 2016
Hey everyone, looking for a bit of help/advice from anyone who has gone through Post Natal Depression. I had my baby 5 months ago, everything from my pregnancy to birth was a breeze. Yet in the last few months I have been suffering terribly from Post Natal Depression. I feel so lost and alone, even though I have so much support around me. My partner contacted a doctor/public health nurse months ago at the 1st sign that there was something wrong, but I wouldn't attend as I didn't want to believe anything was wrong. Myself and my partner began to fight an awful lot, I became controlling, jealous, angry, anxious, insecure, the list goes on, to the point where he couldn't take it any longer and left. Now I feel so much more alone. It's killing the both of us to be apart. I have made an appointment with a doctor and I cannot wait to go. How long does it take to start feeling better? I need to get my relationship and family back if it's not too late. It's a horrible illness and my heart goes out to anybody else feeling this way x
- Started by Joan on Jan 27, 2015
Its my second child and I was so looking forward to his arrival and I end up with Postnatal Depression. He is four months old and the happiest little fellow only cries to be fed. I feel so terrible so anxious, cant eat or sleep, now I feel guilty as I shouldnt have this as my baby so good.
found it hard to go to GP and admit that something was wrong, I am on medication but still finding it really hard. The days are so long and I feel so down all the time, I really try to pretend that I am ok when anyone is around but pay for it afterwards. Please somone tell me it will go away, I am missing out on so much.
- Started by Cathy on Mar 13, 2018
I see that the support group have a coffee morning every month. I would like to go but not sure what to expect, is there big signs up saying Postnatal Depression Coffee Morning. Can I just pop in for a while? Can I bring my baby?