Hmmm, see I think you do not necessarily have it! You have three kids, of course you are knackered and want to hit your head against a wall, who wouldn't?! It is also stressful when you do not how the littlest one will sleep through the night b/c it's not as if you can think to yourself 'all I have to do is get through to X time and then I can have a great sleep'. Also I think it is normal to give husbands grief. Even the most attentive hands on dad somehow doesn't have the same level of tiredness and sense of overwhelmed-ness that us mums do (hormone based?). I think you are fine, best to get a medical opinion I grant you, but I wouldn't worry myself of the idea of having it. Think about your symptoms rather than a label (I'm a healthy mum with three kids who is mentally fine but exhausted, might make you feel better in yourself than I am a mother of three with PND). Also def lose the diet I agree with earlier person doing that now is an added pressure that you do not need or want. Just my thoughts
Hi Yes does sound like it - but try to speak to someone about it - especially DH so he can have the chance to help you out a bit more. I suffer this a lot on and off - generally am well calm - but I have 3 children (4, 2 and youngest is 5 months) - and sometimes I can't believe how much I shout at them (I remember yelling at my first because he'd started the kicking stage and I couldn't change his nappy. DH looked at me funny!). But once you accept you have it - then its easier I think.
Tho must admit - mother was annoying me in the car not so long ago and felt like telling her to get out the car before I did something violent. Its not nice feeling - but best to admit it now before it escalates and gets out of hand!
hi, don't know if i have pnd or not. Feeling a bit rubbish though & don't know what to do about it. Really suddenly last week started to feel awful. Have a 6 week old ds as well as 2 other young children, the baby cries a LOT & doesn't like putting down which I was managing up until now, using a sling. Night time is hit & miss whether he'll sleep or not... Suddenly I felt like I couldn't cope. I got quite shouty with my other children when they misbehaved, told the baby to shut up when he cried at night, I cried loads & felt totally useless. I kept having an overwhelming desire to hit my head on the wall. Feeling very hostile towards DH because I don't feel he's helped me out the last couple of days as much as he could, then I feel guilty for being off with him. Just started a diet and I'm obsessing over it really and eating too little. Think its a control thing. Was ready to tell the health visitor how I was feeling when she visited today but she didn't ask so I didn't feel I could bring it up.