Quoting BabyJ'smomma :" This will be a long post, just a warning. I have a 14 month old son, and I just had my second son, Ethan, ... [snip!] ... and clean house while her kids are still sleeping, lol. Is this really depression or am I just feeling the baby blues? "
sounds like ppd. anti depressents can either make you wide awake or very sleepy, and they take weeks (usually) to work. but, if you know that it makes you too tired to function, tell dr to try a differnt one. there are lots of natural remedies to cope, but i found all of them to suck. lol. i had bad ppd that sounds just like what i just read here, and i didnt want to ask for anything bc i didnt want anyone to know. i told my dh, but he looked at me so confussed when i was holding our newborn, tears streaming down my face, and me telling him that, of course i love the baby, but im so unhappy, i dont even want to hold him. i never thought ppd was real, until i experinced it...soo soo real. too real. try a diff med, order take out, take up on offers for help from friends and family. dont worry about the spotless house, or hot dinner. worry about getting thru the day, and trying to fix the hormones. you are not alone, you are not crazy! hang in there, it will pass!!