Depression 6 weeks pregnant
LynsWick91 · 31/01/2022 15:27
Hi, I’ve never posted here before but I’m desperate to talk to someone who has experienced something similar…
I have always wanted a baby and was very lucky to get pregnant in the first month of trying. But a week after my bfp I’ve nosedived into depression and anxiety. Everything just feels dark. I was previously on Sertaline for anxiety which I managed to come off before ttc but after a phone call with my GP 3 days ago I’m back on it at 50mg. I’m also starting counselling privately tomorrow but I just can’t see me getting any better.
Desperate to hear from anyone who has struggled with antenatal depression and come out the other side happy x
BunnyRuddington · 06/02/2022 17:32
I've not experienced it no and really sorry that you are @LynsWick91
Could you ask to be referred to the MH MW?
lexicodes · 23/02/2022 20:12
I'm going through the same (also 6 weeks!), so I can understand completely. I think things might get a little worse in a couple of weeks before they get better (peak hCG is around 8 weeks I think), but just know that they will! The counseling might take a few sessions to start helping but it does help. There's also PANDAS nonprofit and they have a free hotline especially for things like this.
I couldn't get off of my anti-anxiety meds but now it sometimes feels like I'm not taking anything at all. If there's something I can't stand it's being sad. 😔
Anyway, always happy to chat, I'm new here but I'm guessing private message is possible on here. 🧐
Tryingtochill · 23/02/2022 21:36
Hello, I am 6-7 weeks too and not depressed exactly but feeling anxious like a big knot in my stomach, feeling constantly worried / guilty about stuff like dying hair. Had some prenatal anxiety and a sudden family death in 1st pregnancy and was hoping this one would be more relaxed - not sure it will be though!
I hope you've found some good support, it can be a tough old time
LynsWick91 · 01/03/2022 17:15
I’m sorry I haven’t come back for so long! The good news is I’m starting to feel a lot better. I think coming off the sertraline before conceiving was a mistake but it seems to be kicking in again now. My therapist said I was going through a big life transition (first baby!) and it will take some time for the news to settle in. I also think now I’m getting some physical symptoms (sickness, exhaustion etc) it’s starting to feel a bit more real which is helping. Thank you all for your support. @lexicodes I hope things are feeling a little better for you? If you want to talk to someone who knows what you’re going through, I’m your gal 🤰🙋🏼♀️ X
Appletree34 · 03/03/2022 13:10
Hello, glad this thread is here. Im feeling similar - extreme anxiety and slightly depressed. I'm about 6 weeks pregnant too. I'm tempted to try sertraline - @LynsWick91 do you think that's helping too? Sick of feeling like this.
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