For the update to anyone who was following all of the PPD postings (there seem to be a LOT lately??) Anyway, I broke down and finally admitted to myself that I probably have it. And you know what, that's ok with me. I knew it was time to reach out and I'm so glad that I did. I wanted to share this with everyone incase someone out there is unsure, afraid to reach out, and simply uneducated on Post Partum Depression & Anxiety.
First if you don't know the symptoms, this is an amazing break down like I said in a pp in "plain mama english" so check it out first. (http://postpartumprogress.typepad.com/weblog/postpartum_anxiety/) Next call your doctor and ask those around you for support and help. I know it seems like there is some huge stigma attached to this but honestly in my experience people are more than supportive about it. I was very surprised at this.
I called my doctor this morning and I've been prescribed Zoloft which is an anti-depressant which should be fully effective within about 2 weeks with a gradual improvement each day. I'm glad to finally have a plan and a solution to my issues BEFORE it gets worse, that's the key, you don't want to wait until it's out of your control before you get help.
Lastly a PSA for all new mommies. I was prescribed Reglan (Metoclopromide is the generic) to help build my milk supply for breastfeeding. After asking the doctor if there'd be any interactions between the Reglan and my Zoloft she said "OH you're taking Reglan?" and informed me that one of the side effects that you "can" experience on Reglan is DEPRESSION!!! (Thank you to the bumpie that helped me realize this!!) But I wanted everyone to be aware of this as I had no idea. And taking the Zoloft with the Reglan can increase the side effects, in turn increasing the depression. (And not everyone who takes it will experience symptoms of depression but it IS a possibility)
So it is possible that stopping the Reglan will be all I need to feel better but I'm going ahead with the Zoloft also and I'm very excited for some mood improvement, just having a plan has really relieved a lot of my anxiety. Hope this helps someone out there...