Post natal depression

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I m now depressed from 2.5 yrs . It started as post natal depression have been to gp about thrice and diagnosed moderate depression but didnot want to go on anti depressants were trying psychotherapy on you tube videos and some homeopathy remedies . Loneliness kills me I hve got two lil one one is 4.5 yrsand other 2.5 a special need child whose illness made it all worse she is not walking and talking so I hve to take him to lot of hospital appointments and

therapies it was all too hard to manage two of them with no partner support . Didnot want to lose partner also just because of some bad habits .sometimes feels like no brain in head doctor prescribed me fluoxetine which I dint take thinking of side effects.

Just looking for some ladies feedbk who were with post natal depression and medicines worked for them as wonders would be of great help. Each day is becoming worse day by day having guilt in mind that I m not able to look after my children properly not able to make my daughter do therapies now I think I will hve to go on medication . Feel very scared at home . Feel good at home only if someone comes .very scared going out with my daughter thinking I will fall in middle of road ...though driving to my sons nursery but every time only feel good if someone is around . And mind thinking continuous without stopping don't know what's happening ...have become very sensitive and cry all day if someone identify with me let me know and if medicines worked for her

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    You need help. U should try ad's nothing is worse then pnd. U had it all three times and this time is hell. She's six months now and I feel so dizzy and tired and we'll foggy in my head it's not nice it all. Just increase my ads to sew if things improve. They do help !
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    Hi Kaplana, I had postnatal depression, though I didnt have an ill child to look after, which must be a huge strain on you.  I was prescribed fluoxetine and found that it did work, and made me feel really good and active for several months. But it isnt long lasting - its good to give you a boost when you most need it.

    Other therapies are better for long term, psychotherapy, CBT etc.

     

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      Can I ask did u feel like your head was In a cloud like no focus and fuzzy headed. I think ads make u less bothered about how you feel. They don't make me happy just not as low and more able. It must be very hard as a single mother of two and then your child has special needs it must be very difficult. Do you have family support ? See your doctor don't let it get worse x
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      Hi, rachel:  I know exactly how you are feeling...I had two daughters many years ago, and had post pardum depression with each one.  I had to go get therapy, and they didn't put me on any antidepressants at that time.  I actually put both of my small children in the car and raced down a busy highway, trying to end it all for all of us...The angels must have been watching out for us because it wasn't my time...no accidents, thank God...I finally got on elevil, first, than Luvox, then cymbalta...It eventually went away, but I still have a bout of depression now and then..Please hang in there becaue your hormones get very messed up after having a baby, especially if the baby is ill....It will go away by itself, or you can try meds, but don't do anything like I did...You don't want those children to be without a mother...Hope this helps, sweetie...
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      I want to be strong for them I protect them. I do have a fear of loosing it totally. I just feel so dizzy and off balance like my thoughts make me spin. I can be ok if fully engaged but Id says I'm here but no one's home in blank inside and can't switch the light back on in my head. Iv no reason to be depressed at all! I keep going but it feels il have be me again
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    Normally, if you have nothing that is making you depressed, and you feel like you should be happy, it is a chemical imbalance of some kind.  You just need something to boost the seratonin in your brain.  It would hurt to ask your doctor about taking antidepressants just long enough for your hormones to clear up..
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    Hi Kalpana92846, I had my son 10 months ago and was diagnosed with PND when he was 4 month old. I was given sertraline to start then added Mirtazapine 3 months later. I was referred to the community ment health team and they upped my meds to 200 sertraline 30 mirtazapine (started sertraline at 50, then 100, then 150). I still felt down even 6 month on so was referred to a psychiatrist psychiatrist, I saw them last week and I've been diagnosed with Bioplar. I admit I've felt fuzzy headed, hardly any concentration and I actually cant remember some months. I was told this would pass and when I was still feeling the same if not worse I had to go back to my gp. Maybe ask them to review your meds or ask for referral to someone who specialises in mental health because it's a long time to be feeling how you do. There is always help somewhere and you are entitled to a second opinion. Wish you all the best for the future
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