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February 12th, 2007, 03:34 PM
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I am a mum of 3 children under 3 years and my newest addition to the family is my 3 month old son. Since the beginning of the pregnancy I started getting really moody and upset for no reason and kept shouting at the other 2 children. I thought it was due to hormones and just kept thinking that they would go away after the birth. I was really happy to be expecting again and he was planned too.
Then after the birth things were fine for a few days, then the moods, crying spells, thought of harming myself came back with a vengence. I have read about PPD and it does sound like I have it. I shout all the time, snap at the least little things, I don't look forward to anything anymore, I eat like there's no tomorrow and I just hate myself.
Do you think I have PPD? I know I need to see my GP and I have an appointment with her for next week, but I need your advise please!
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February 13th, 2007, 05:35 AM
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Please see your doctor about this. No, this is not normal mood swings or hormones. You really need to see a doctor and get assessed, especially having thoughts of harming yourself. You do not have to suffer. There is help out there. I am sorry that you are going through this. Know that you are not alone.

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February 25th, 2007, 09:55 AM
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just popping in ...

it could be PPD but you say it started a bit before you had the baby and were actually pregnant.

I'd really check that out properly to make sure its not some other kind of mood disorder or possible stress-related.

thinking of you.

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February 25th, 2007, 10:57 AM
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I took a while to realize I needed help just because of the name - PPD. I wasn't depressed. I was all over the place and had very intense emotions. My doctor told me that was PPD as well, and I'm being treated now.
I'd talk to your doctor for sure. Mine started before I had Ella too - I've read that it can happen that way, but Lisadear is right, it could be something else.
HUGS - let us know how the appointment goes.
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