I think I have pnd. I have a 4mo dd who is a difficult baby- big crier, bad sleeper etc. I had lots of physical problems post birth which limited what I could do but even though it was tough I didn't feel depressed. In the last few weeks I've suddenly felt very low and can't sleep. I wake up and cry because I feel very alone with it. I've never been depressed before so not sure if I do have pnd. Why would it come on now? I'm not sure if it's worth seeing a doc though as I can't take anti depressants (allergy) so is there anything else they can do? To be honest I find admitting there is a problem hard.
Hi DuckWaddle, I'm sorry u are having such a low time - sounds horrible to wake up crying . Its terrible feeling so low about things, and the lack of sleep won't be helping.
Have you got a husband or partner you could ask for direct support to give you a break? Then do something good for yourself - go for a massage/do a gentle exercise class or something. Or is it more than that - it might help to talk about it to someone? Another mum at your stage that you can confide in?
Hello I think a visit to the doctor is worth it even if you cant take AD's - they might be able to help in another way. I was referred for counselling and this helped me. Sorry you are feeling this way xxxxxx