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Whoopsadoo Mon 01-Aug-16 16:17:14


I had my baby 5 months ago and have been diagnosed with PND. I feel a constant sense of dread and guilt, and obsess over the birth and the future. More worryingly for me is that I've become so suspicious of most people around me, people I thought were my friends. I now think they don't like me at all, or do things to push me out. Its horrible and I honestly cannot work out whether my thoughts are true or not. Does this happen with PND?

GP prescribed antidepressants, they aren't doing much. I wasn't offered counselling and it feels like I could talk forever, I have so much in my head sad.

Imnotmyself Tue 09-Aug-16 15:06:56

Are you in employment? I am feeling rubbish about being pregnant with my third, having had a miscarriage last year (which is what made me erroneously think I wanted a third). I just discovered yesterday that I can access counselling for personal issues (not just work-related stress) through work. So you might be able to get it that way...

Haggisfish Tue 09-Aug-16 15:08:19

Honestly, this sounds like it is a worsening of pnd. Talk to gp or midwife or hv urgently.

Whoopsadoo Wed 10-Aug-16 22:09:51

I am employed, I'll look into that. I'm too scared to admit my suspicious thoughts in real life - they'll think I'm bonkers! Day to day life is ok, I'm caring for DS no problem, he really is wonderful, but I have learnt to recognise certain triggers that send me into a whirlwind of anxiety. This is horrible sad. I don't feel as though I am depressed, but I know I don't feel right.

Haggisfish Wed 10-Aug-16 22:15:57

Are you on anxiety relieving anti depressants or just ads? Eg citalopram is normally better at reducing anxiety than Prozac/fluoxetine. Do be aware of post natal psychosis-if your thoughts impinge on normal life phone someone ASAP.

Whoopsadoo Wed 10-Aug-16 23:01:50

I'm on Sertaline, not sure if they're anxiety relieving? I'm aware that my thoughts are concerning, just never sure if they're warranted or not.

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