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finally made appointment

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alexw Thu 26-Jul-07 20:34:22

My dd is now 2.7 but I know I have been very under par since her birth - bad experience, lots of guilt about things and made worse by others' criticism of my decision to ff. Anyway I finally decided today that the "shut yer gob and turn up the wireless" attitude to things wasn't working so have appointment with Dr tomorrow...

Biglips Thu 26-Jul-07 20:35:22

Well done x

alexw Fri 27-Jul-07 10:49:05

Saw Dr this morning and he's put me on fluoxetine - was a wreck in surgery but hope things will now start to improve.

Biglips Fri 27-Jul-07 22:06:19 will either start to improve quickly or it will take a while to start to improve.

Have you got PND?

alexw Sat 28-Jul-07 08:47:25


ipodtherforipoor Sat 28-Jul-07 08:53:07

are you me???

I have, in the last 4 weeks done just the same thing. And 2.5 years of crying and shouting have gone - people at work say I have changed, life is less stressful and I feel like me again.

I've put back in all the peircings that came out on the night of the emergency CS and started wearing what I want to wear rather than the mum clothes that hide the lumps and bumps. Infact I dont even care about the lumps and bumps anymore - they are a result of my georgous boy, and yes while I want to lose weight it wont happen over night so I am living for today, whatever state i'm in!

Sorry to highjack but I just wanted you to know you aren't the only one to let PND go on so long, and I wanted you to know the difference is amazing -

I had forgotten what it felyt like to be ME!

alexw Sat 28-Jul-07 09:08:48

Thanks for the reassurance. We'll see in the next few weeks how things are.

turquoisenights Sat 28-Jul-07 09:37:46

how long have you used it ipodtherforipoor?
did you take it in the mornings or at night times?

ipodtherforipoor Sat 28-Jul-07 09:41:25

I'm taking cittalopram, 20mg once a day, at night - cant drive if I take it in the day - I get a a bit crap at driving on it!

been on it a month, with 2 weeks prescriptions at a time, and now i'm on a monthly repeat, and just need to see Dr once a month.

It really has made the greatest difference to me and my parenting

bigmouthstrikesagain Sat 28-Jul-07 09:48:08

Well done for facing your fears alexw - I hope you find the Fluoxetine helpful.

My mum started taking fluoxetine last year - I wish she had tried it 30+ years ago - it really helps her to deal with her life and she has been living with severe depression for a loooong time.

If it can help her then I can see it will help other women get through periods of pnd - help you see the light at the end of the tunnel iyswim. You are a fantastic mother and I am sure your treatment will help you see this for yourself

alexw Sat 28-Jul-07 15:47:44

Thank you all for the support.

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