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?postnatal depression??

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Jellybellymoo Thu 26-Oct-17 22:23:45

Hi just looking for some advice,

I have been very anxious for over a week now, lost half a stone in weight quite rapidly and feeling quite down in the dumps. It’s affecting my my marriage with my husband, I have become paranoid, jealous and really touchy with him which is affecting our whole family! I’m generally fine when it’s just me and the kids, I just get on but when he’s home I just seem to keep having these weird erratic meltdowns!

It’s so unlike me and I feel like I’m all over the place, I feel guilty for being this way and we’ve never been like this before. In fact I used to trust him unconditionally but over these past couple of months my trust for him seems to have diminished! I have lost self confidence. My baby is 6 months old. I have had no issues bonding with him at all and live both of my kids to pieces!

Just trying to understand what is happening and how I can try and resolve it! My husband is worried it’s postnatal depression, I’ve never even considered it before. Has anyone been through something like this and how did you overcome it?

Thanks in advance, I fee at my wits end with these up and down moods I’m having sad

kippersandcurtains Fri 27-Oct-17 10:53:17

Hey. I'm sorry you're suffering. The way you're feeling I believe is fairly normal - or at least you're not the only one. I'm not sure if it's PND or not - you might be better to talk to your health visitor or GP for a diagnosis - but anxiety, quick temper, sadness etc, I remember it well.
Mine was I believe exacerbated by the mirena coil which I had fitted after the birth of my second son, and really altered my moods. I had s horrible six months or so feeling wretched & so lonely. My husband was upset & this just added to the guilt and the pressure to perform as a 'lucky mummy'.
Have you good mates to escape with occasionally?

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