- Started by Anonymous on Jul 08, 2019
I was diagnosed with pnd a few months ago and I'm taking antidepressants and had to get the dose doubled to see if it helps. I find it hard to get through the days on my own with my babies and I don't feel as connected to them as I did a few months back. I feel I'm letting them down and also I find the pnd is driving a wedge between my husband and myself. Every day is a struggle and I find I'm acting I front of people but I side I'm screaming.
- Started by Anonymous on Jun 06, 2019
Just wondering is there anyone here that is suffering or has recovered from post natal anxiety and intrusive thoughts ?
- Started by Mary on Jun 21, 2019
I'm on sertraline 25mg for depression, since 20 weeks pregnancy, now 32 weeks. My doctor says it's safe for the baby, but I've read some confusing info about SSRIs being linked to autism, and although the research is sketchy at best (3% risk instead of 1% risk), I can't get the idea out of my head and I'm so scared and anxious. Has anyone been on similar antidepressants and had a healthy happy baby? Please help. Trying to see GP today but can't get appointment
- Started by Anonymous on Jun 08, 2019
I was wondering if anyone has taken lexapro for been anxious ? How did you find it in beginning? I have a 12 week old baby and a very active 3 year old. I was getting quite anxious but not depressed. The doctor asked me if I wanted to try somthing to help . She prescribed 5mg of escitalopram generic brand of lexapro to be taken daily for a week then 10 mg to be taken after one week. I'm on it 5 days and feel way worse than I was before. I rarely ever get down now I feel really depressed and anxious. The doctor said it actually makes you feel worse before it makes you feel better. I'm sorry I went on them at all and just want to come off them. How has anyone else found them ?
- Started by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2019
Hi just wondering how long pnd last.my little girl is 20 months.i have been very anxious irritable tired all the time and not very fun to be around.its not every day but every week and my anxiety is hard to control.just wondering if this could be pnd still even though it’s been 20 months.
- Started by Colleen Hennessy on Jan 25, 2018
I am a writer and mom of two who had postnatal depression after the birth of my son in Kerry. I am American and back living in the US but still go back and forth from Kerry as my husband is from the Dingle Peninsula.
I am working on a book about my experience with PND and am looking for other moms who would be willing to talk with me, either by phone or email. I recently published a feature in the Irish Times that can be seen at the link below.
The Ray Darcy show contacted me about my experience and is hoping to put together a radio show if they can find enough mom's to talk about their own experience. Terrifying prospect I know but I think it will help women.
Please email me at email@example.com or find me on FB if you are interested.
More info about me and my work is on my website at colleenhennessy.com.
- Started by Orla on Dec 12, 2015
Hi Orla just wanted to know did you recover from pnd as I have been going through it for 6 months and still not better
- 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 Joan on Apr 15, 2016
I am seven months pregnant and feeling very down for the past month, up to this I have been great so looking forward to the birth of my baby. Now I am affraid to face the day, crying all the time, not sleeping andf full of anxiety.
I am affraid to tell anyone, Is this normal?
- Started by Anonymous on May 27, 2019
I have a 3 month old baby and a toddler and I'm finding it so hard to manage. I try to get out of the house but have no enjoyment and don't look forward to doing things. I keep making plans and putting them off. I am oversensitive and everything upsets me. I am irritable and getting into arguments with everyone over silly things. I spoke to the health nurse because I burst into tears in her office but I'm afraid to speak to anyone else in case they don't support me because I've been so argumentaitve lately I think they're sick of me.
I'm due back to work in 3 months and can't enjoy my time off because I'm sick to my stomach with anxiety and worry. If I can't cope now, how will I manage when I go back to work? I am a teacher and know if I take time off with PND I will eventually go back and everyone will be asking what's wrong. I am embarrassed to tell people. A girl was out with PND for few weeks and everyone was talking behind her back saying she just made it up because she wanted more time with her baby. I also will be examined my a doctor from the department of education if I am off for more than 28 days and the thoughts of this makes me so sick.
Will I ever be ok to go back to work?