I am so glad to see that there is a PPD board here! I have been dealing with depression since the last few weeks of my pregnancy but it has been getting progressively worse. My OB put me on Zoloft about a month ago, which did nothing but give me a terrible upset stomach. Now, since I am no longer breast feeding (entirely different depressing story) - he has put me on Prozac, but a small dose. After 1.5 weeks, I have seen no change and am still as depressed as ever. I find that I cry so much lately that my husband says he is hesitant to leave me alone with the baby! I would never do anything to hurt her, but he is concerned about my stability....as am I.
Add to that the fact that my employer had previously said I could be out for 12 weeks following delivery, and has now dropped that back to 8 weeks for my c-section. They expect me to return to work on July 10th, but there is no way that I will be mentally ready to do so. They have threatened to terminate me if I do not return on the 10th, which makes things that much worse. I am hoping my doctor will write me a note and take me out of work longer. Hopefully they cannot terminate me if I have medical documentation.
I never thought I would be dealing with PPD (then again, none of us probably did) and yet here I am. I have never been so depressed in all my life and it just sucks! Trying to get through it one day at a time, but it's good to know others are in the same boat.