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can PPD develop later.. ?

I'm not sure if its just developing or I'm finally opening my eyes to whats going on. My mom has mentioned a few times that I can get pretty biitchy and snappy with her, and I'm just now hearing how I talk to people. I'm always agitated, if not just flat out angry. I have NO sex drive, and making my husband upset because of it, even though I obviously don't mean to. Today I got overwhelmed with work so quickly, and just cried for 20 minutes. That workload would never get to me like that before. Does it sound like PPD.. or am I just going through a weird phase?
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            07.30.10          08.17.12           

Re: can PPD develop later.. ?

  • Symptoms can start anytime within a year of giving birth, it's not always right away.  I had PPD after my first and didn't have depression issues so much as OCD tendancies, anxiety, anger issues, and I had intrusive thoughts.  Here's a great website that has info on PPD:

    http://www.postpartum.net/

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  • Yes!  This is a common misconception about PPD.  It doesn't just happen right after you have the baby.  It can happen up to a year afterward.  I was diagnosed with PPD when DS was 8 months old.  I would definitely talk to someone about it.
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    Symptoms can start anytime within a year of giving birth, it's not always right away.  I had PPD after my first and didn't have depression issues so much as OCD tendancies, anxiety, anger issues, and I had intrusive thoughts.  Here's a great website that has info on PPD:

    http://www.postpartum.net/

    exactly this. Go see your Dr and get the help you need. Feel better soon!

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