Re: Natural Ways to get over PostPartum Depression
Hi there. I'm sorry you're going through this too. It hit me (hard) about the 9 month mark as well. For at least two months I tried every thing I could find to try to get myself out of it. Nothing worked for me. I don't know if you mean the girl (I forget her name but not her story--it was just like mine) on the same show as the former beauty queen? Edrienne was the beauty queen. Lisa may have been the mom (yeah, that was it) that I'm thinking of. Was that her? If it's the scary thoughts part of PPD you're having just know that at least 1/3 of the moms with PPD have these awful thoughts. They don't mean anything about you as a mom, okay? It's just your brain on mommy-protective-overdrive. SSRI antidepressants (like Zoloft, which is approved for bf moms) can often clear up that kind of thought process.
Try the things jcemily suggested. If you aren't feeling an improvement after 2 weeks, talk to your doctor. I say two weeks because an antidepressant can make a difference in that amount of time (not get rid of your depression totally in that short time, but let you know that you will get better kind of improvement).
Have you been battling this for the whole 9 months?