Need some advice — The Bump
Postpartum Depression

Need some advice

Yesterday I went to the doctor, I had an apt as did both boys. Ds1 for his 3 year check, ds2 for his 2 month shots, my for birthcontrol and some questions.

I have been really stressed out lately and an emotional mess. (serisouly I cried at the disney show charile and lola). I have been getting really angry easily at ds1 and I know its not his fault and I am really trying to control it but its just hard. I find myself walking away and cooling off for a min.

I brought that up with the doctor and he blew me off, saying it was in my head. That I just needed to relax. I didnt know what to say and I didnt want to cause a scene since he was filling out our efmp screening paperwork (which he didnt want to do either but I told him I needed to be in Korea with dh with our boys).
Now I am kinda stuck and not sure what to do, I know I need something to help me and reaching out to the doctor didn't work. I can not change pcm's because he was the only one in the area within a reasonable distance about 30min away, that was accepting new patients.

What can I do if anything, I can not cont. this way. My blood pressure at the doctors were 140/100 and he didnt say anything about it. I am at a loss.

Any suggestions?

Re: Need some advice

  • Is he also your ob? If not, I would talk to your ob. Mine was very helpful. If so, are there support groups you can talk to in your area? They might be able to help you with better advice. 
  • Make him listen. My doctor blew me off plenty of times. I ended up in the stress unit at the hospital and I regret more then anything not being more persistant.
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker NATALIE - 9/13/09 HANNAH - 6/8/12
  • Loading the player...
  • You're military, yes?  Call Military OneSource.  At the very least, they can get you a counseling referral.  Maybe you'll have some luck going that route.
    [URL=http://alterna-tickers.com][IMG]http://alterna-tickers.com/tickers/generated_tickers/g/g7db1z6qj.png[/IMG][/URL]
    [URL=http://alterna-tickers.com][IMG]http://alterna-tickers.com/tickers/generated_tickers/q/qciba3ptx.png[/IMG][/URL]
  • imageSoldiersGreenBean:
    You're military, yes?  Call Military OneSource.  At the very least, they can get you a counseling referral.  Maybe you'll have some luck going that route.

    ditto

    [IMG]http://i41.tinypic.com/1zeffh0.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://i41.tinypic.com/dnd85d.jpg[/IMG]
  • Find a new doctor?

    Seriously though, you need someone who will listen to you. And your BP is nothing to take lightly either.

    GL!
  • What a crappy doctor! So sorry he blew you off. You just have to keep asking for help until someone listens. Shocking how many times medical professionals can let you down but don't give up. You know what you need - just keep asking for help to anyone who will listen - you will find it. hugs to you.

    DD 4yo DS 1yo
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards