I'm about 23 weeks pregnant and struggling with some emotional issues. I don't feel sad, per se, but angry. Although some days I feel normal, I generally feel like I have a constant level of stress, negativity and anxiety and like I'm ready to explode at any moment. My patience level is low with DD, and I'm pissed off at my husband all.the.time. As he says, I fail to see the positive in anything and am most often just focusing on the negative.
I had occasional bouts with this (what I would have just called days of moodiness) before being pregnant, but it's nearly constant now. I guess I always associated depression with being sad, rather than angry, but it definitely feels like something is just off with me at this point. I didn't experience anything like this with my previous pregnancy.
I also have a general level of apathy for important things in my life, like work, hobbies, friends, etc. I'm at a point of considering separating from my husband because things have gotten so bad - not that our marriage was perfect before - but am fearful that I would regret it if I did, indeed, have depression and made a major life decision before attempting to treat it.
Have any of you felt this way and been diagnosed with depression? I'm also concerned that this will just elevate to an even worse level of PPD after I have the baby. TIA for your thoughts.