Quoting Kelly+Brandon=Blake:" Hi, I had my son 3 months ago and I think I might have PPD but not sure. I wanted to hear what everyone ... [snip!] ... and maybe see what I could do about it, if I HAVE to be on medication or if there are others ways about it. Thanks so much! "
Quoting נєz:" I was told PPD feels a lot like 'regular' depression. It has for me, anyway. I've gone back on sertraline and I'm on a waiting list for CBT."
Quoting whack a mole crazy:" All i know is that i can not function is society if i am not taking my medication. It took me mannnny ... [snip!] ... to find the meds that worked for me. I am now pregnant and still taking my medication because i am to unstable without it."
Quoting NevviesMom:" I cried ALL.THE.TIME. I was never treated for it though. I didn't realize what was happening.."
Quoting loser mom:" I tried fighting off PPD on my own, with no success. My doctor put me on Celexa, and it works great! And I don't have the "zombie effect" like you get with Zoloft. "
Quoting Kelly+Brandon=Blake:" I'm gonna have to look those up. If you don't mind me asking, how does it affect you? And I don't get the difference between PPD and "regular depression". Sorry lots of questions lol"
Quoting Kelly+Brandon=Blake:" I'm sorry, what did you go through with PPD?"
Quoting נєz:" They just make me okay. Like, I still have good days and bad days, I'm not a zombie, but I don't have ... [snip!] ... there's too much difference between 'regular depression' and PPD other than the causes and some of the thoughts I suppose."
Quoting loser mom:" I was either crying, or pissed off, over EVERYTHING! Sometimes I felt like running away. I just knew I wasn't right in the head, if that makes sense. "
Quoting Kelly+Brandon=Blake:" That's exactly how I've been feeling, very on/off! Then I feel like smurf, like why am I feeling this ... [snip!] ... sometimes but my baby boy definitely brightens my day with just a smile. It's crazy, usually my moods stick for a while. lol"
Quoting loser mom:" It you're not opposed to taking medicine, it might be worthwhile. Try Celexa! It took a couple weeks ... [snip!] ... And you don't have to take it forever! I only took it for 4 or 5 months, then weened myself off. I feel like I'm okay now."