| | Depressed And Pregnant
Hello there, my name is susan, i am currently 10 weeks pregnant and suffering from depression. I have had this ilness on/off for the last 4 years and was treated with ad's from the citalopram group, the name escapes me i'm afraid.
I am appealing to anyone who has spent their pregnancy depressed and on meds, i am desperate to talk to these people to find out how they have coped. Depression in pregnancy is a serious issue, and one that has took me by complete suprise, i have joined this board as the ladies rom the pregnancy board did not know what to say to me.
So far i have spent most of my pregnancy in bed and alone, my once sociable life has become extinct. I wont go out i don't want to speak to anyone, i hate everybody, iv'e become paranoid, i don't want to get dressed wash or make myself look respectable in any way. I'm not eating as well as i should,i don't take any preg vitamins, i'm not interested by this pregnancy one bit, i only have to look at a baby or a heavily pregnant woman and i cringe, its like i have been replaced by an alien.
My life pre pregnancy was brilliant, i was so totally inlove with my partner, we had a great sex life,went everywhere together, and were excited about trying for a baby.............however overnight it stopped, i can barely look at him, i don't want him anywhere near me, i'm sleeping on the very edge of the bed, and the thought of kissing him or hugging him makes me feels sick. This is such a hard thing to go through, and its made harder by the fact that i have 2 girls already from a previous partner, they are 6 & 8 and i have to try so hard not to let them know how i feel, as they have been through so much already. This is my new partners first baby, and he is so upset that it is not the fairy tale he was hoping for, he is very supportive indeed, but i make him stay at a distance, i just cant face anyone close to me.
I have an app in 12 days to see the psychiatrist, and i am hoping to be put on a low dose of a/d.
Has anyone been through this that could give me some encouragement, or words of wisdom.
Susan x x