Hi, this has to be the hardest thing i have done. I had my baby boy 21 days ago and now on medication. I have support but my brain won't let me relax. All i want to do is run away.
Don't run away. Face it. Surround yourself with kind compassionate people. Be nice to yourself. Don't blame yourself. Muddle through. Don't judge yourself and ignore anyone who does. You can get through and you will get better. Try mindfulness, keeping a journal, going for a short walk even a cup of tea. Record all your wins and don't compare what you can do now to before you had your baby. Look at all the posts on this page. You are not alone.
I just read your post and want you to know you are not alone. I had my daughter 4 weeks ago she was much wanted and planned. However within a fortnight I could feel the anxiety setting in and began feeling very low. I too am now on medication, don’t feel ashamed why should we suffer, we are doing the right thing getting help. Having a baby is so overwhelming, to top it off my daughter has severe colic so cries incessantly. The medication is helping me and will help you too. We shouldn’t let depression rob us of what should be a special time with our babies. I have also started a gratitude journal so that I can focus on the good things beyond being a new man. That’s helping me too so might help you also.
I know exactly how you feel. I've just come home from the doctor and she told me of this site. My little girl is 5 wks old today and I've been struggling. It hit me like a ton of bricks this morning though and I felt totally desperate. I wanted out & all the fear took over. I feel so alone and wonder how I'll manage. I also have an 8yr old and 5 yr old. I feel so sad and hate feeling like this. Ive been fighting anxiety since she was born & have to force myself to eat every day but it all got worse today. My doctor gave me medication and i really hope it helps me. It really is good to know that there are other women out there that understand how this feels.
I will try to remember, Im not alone..it may take a while but i will get there. Hope everyone is doing good. Bug hugs