Is it PPD? — The Bump
Postpartum Depression

Is it PPD?

I have been having an ongoing battle with myself as whether I am suffering from PPD or not. I have admitted to my DH that I should get some help. Some of my symptoms are, sadness, lack of appettite(which is VERY unusual for me) and the feeling of being alone. My husband works 6 days a week but is home on Sundays and evenings, which I should feel pretty lucky about bc I know some ladies dont get that much support. I feel relieved when he is home. I equate the alone feeling to the loss of my usual come and go as I please routine that I used to have. Now its just me and my LO and I have to find ways to fill our days with the void of having my old schedule. I think what has made it worse lately is the fact that LO was diagn. with a food allergy last week and he is so much more fussy esp. when I feed him, and I cant take not being able to "fix it" or know how long it will go on for before he feels better. I feel guilty and selfish too. Afterall, I have a beautiful, healthy baby and I know I should not feel this way. So many woman would beg for what I have. This is why I think I have PPD, what are your thoughts. TIA  PS. I am going for my 6 wk PP follow up today and plan to discuss all this with my dr.
Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

<a href="http://www.thebump.com/?utm_source=ticker&utm_medium=HTML&utm_campaign=tickers" title="Parenting Advice"><img src="http://global.thebump.com/tickers/tt1b80a2.aspx" alt=" Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker" border="0"  /></a>

Re: Is it PPD?

  • Like I said in your other post, please feel free to email me any questions - I've been suffering for 15 months and consider myself knowledgeable by this point.

    I definitely think that your symptoms are PPD (from what you have said). Pretty classic actually. All I can say is please get treatment before things progress...I waited too long and ended up in the ER.  GL

    [IMG]http://i53.tinypic.com/bdwpjk.jpg[/IMG]

    <a href="http://www.thebump.com/?utm_source=ticker&utm_medium=HTML&utm_campaign=tickers" title="Pregnancy"><img src="http://global.thebump.com/tickers/ttf5fd6.aspx" alt=" Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker" border="0" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.thebump.com/?utm_source=sahm&utm_medium=ubb&utm_campaign=badges"><img src="http://images.thenestbaby.com/badges/tb_sig_sahm.gif"></a>
  • Hi

    I have been having the exact same feelings...loss of appetite, loneliness being home all day alone with LO, and sadness over the loss of freedom/old life. I also get sad thinking of LO growing up in this cruel world...he is so innocent now and i wish he could stay that way. And I miss being pregnant too...thinking that i'll never again get to experience a first pregnancy/delivery somehow upsets me. I think all of these thoughts are adding to my feeling down...but like you, i'm not sure whether it's PPD or not. 

     

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards