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Worried about PPD- Having a Baby Soon

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Old 07-25-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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Question Worried about PPD- Having a Baby Soon

Hello Everyone,

I am 32 weeks pregnant as of yesterday and my husband and I are worried about PPD. I have struggled with depression in the past and it was horrible. I think it was very much related to my fibromyalgia. I was put on Cymbalta for both the fibromyalgia pain and the depression and I thought it had been helping, but my depression actually cleared up once I stopped the Cymbalta. I use an alpha-stim everyday and that really helped me through stopping the Cymbalta. It also helps with the fibro pain.

Anyway, because of my recent experiences with depression my husband and I are both very worried that I will develop PPD. Is there any way to stop this from happening? Should I start on antidepressants before the baby is born so the medicine will already be working by then? In all honesty I do not want to be on any more medication. The Cymbalta changed my personality so much and was a disaster to get off of. I only felt like myself again once it was totally out of my system. I am just really worried about getting PPD and will do anything to try to make sure it doesn't develop.

Any ideas?


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