Depression and anxiety.(5 Posts)
I guess I'm just looking for some support from other mummies who have been in my position. I'm currently really struggling with depression and crippling anxiety, I have a nearly 1yr old who is my world, and I am 6 weeks pregnant with my second. I was on citalopram, which wasn't working that well, although it got me back to work for a short time, but I stopped taking it as soon as I found out I was pregnant. I'm stuck in the house, I've never been able to go to baby groups, only managed weigh in group twice. I've just started counselling, which I know will be a really long journey and I just feel so lost and alone. My parents don't live far away but I have a difficult relationship with my Mum and she's not really interested anyway, no friends visit so it's just me and baby everyday until his dad gets home. Hes trying to be as supportive as he can but really doesn't understand. I guess I just want someone to tell me everything will be ok as it just feels hopeless at the moment.
it's hard dealing with illness as well as a toddler without the added complication of early pregnancy (im 8 weeks and feel like shit constantly). You say friends don't visit - would it help to invite them over, or visit them? Also, have a chat with your gp and see if they can help - di they know you stopped your medication?
Everything will be ok.
I came off Citalopram when I discovered I was pregnant too and the first 12 weeks of my pregnancy were awful. I really struggled with withdrawal (stopped it straight away-not a wise move!) and had chronic morning sickness. I really couldnt see how I was going to enjoy any of my pregnancy with the way I way feeling. I also totally get the family thing, it can get very lonely.
I'm now at 28 weeks and definitely feel I have come through the other side.
I'm a FTM so can't imagine how hard it must be with a little one to care for on top of that.
How many weeks are you now? Has your GP assigned you to a mental health midwife you can talk to? Have you got friends you can talk to about the depression with openly?
Take Care x
Sorry I saw in your post you are 6 weeks, my pregnancy brain
It's going to be tough if you have only recently come off the Citalopram even if it seemed to not be working too well. I remember how horrible it was.
Continuing at a lower dose can be an option too if you feel that would be right for you.
Thank you for replying! I've got my booking in appt on Monday so will explain all to my midwife then. Tbh, although it's tough looking after a little one when you feel so down etc but he's my reason I get up every day, if it wasn't for him I'd just stay in bed. I can't get out with him but at least I'm up and functioning. I didn't know they did mental health midwives, I hope mines understanding. I had the worst health visitor, she's the one thats caused all the issues in my mind as she told be I couldn't get any help until baby was 3 months old, by that point I was really struggling, had I got help from the beginning I'd probably be ok now. She's coming for his one year review tomo actually and I'm absolutely dreading seeing her. Congratulations on your little one and getting out the other side, morning sickness is the worst too, sleep was the only thing that helped me.
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