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February 18th, 2007, 03:55 PM
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Hi! I'm not sure if what im feeling is p.p.d. or not. My child is over a year old and ever since i gave birth i have just become extemlt over protective. I panic if any kind of cleaners are used around my baby, i stress if someone sick comes near us., etc.. One good example is i found an old ant bait trap in the bottom of one of my cabinets and pulled it out and threw it away. After that i cleaned over and over again and stressed for days on whether or not anything spilled on the floor and could hurt my child. It is causing problems with my husband because he is getting tired of my overreacting to everything and I get upset with him if he without thinking sprays windex or something. Ive always heard ppd is your sad all the time. im not. I dont have the urge to hurt myself or anyone else. I just have this overwhelming sense to protect my child. I'm just so afraid im gonna mess up and I want to be a good mom. Any advice would be welcome.
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February 18th, 2007, 07:10 PM
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It sounds more like Postpartum OCD to me. There is some literature out there about this. You are not sad, but it disrupts with your life. That is exactly what it sounds like . I have a friend who is like this to a certain degree and she is so overprotective.

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February 19th, 2007, 03:02 PM
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Thanks for the info. I checked out the website and alot of the symptoms do sound like me. Ive talked to my doctor before and she thought ppd and pushed for pills. Im not big on that idea especially since i plan on having more kids. The link birthdefects and antidepressants are still to fuzzy for me. I read other alternatives to meds are therapy that makes you face your fears so you can see nothing terrible will happen. Sounds easier said than done but worth a try. Talking does help and knowing that I'm not the only one like this. Thanks for the help.
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February 20th, 2007, 04:21 AM
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Thanks for the info. I checked out the website and alot of the symptoms do sound like me. Ive talked to my doctor before and she thought ppd and pushed for pills. Im not big on that idea especially since i plan on having more kids. The link birthdefects and antidepressants are still to fuzzy for me. I read other alternatives to meds are therapy that makes you face your fears so you can see nothing terrible will happen. Sounds easier said than done but worth a try. Talking does help and knowing that I'm not the only one like this. Thanks for the help.[/b]
hi ... just popping in cause I saw the title of the post from the main board ... I'm ditto'ing the above with the PPD OCD ... feel free to click on my siggy below to check out the Coping with a Mood Disorder board as well if you have ANY questions to alternative treatment other than meds k?

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February 21st, 2007, 06:38 AM
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Thanks for the info. I checked out the website and alot of the symptoms do sound like me. Ive talked to my doctor before and she thought ppd and pushed for pills. Im not big on that idea especially since i plan on having more kids. The link birthdefects and antidepressants are still to fuzzy for me. I read other alternatives to meds are therapy that makes you face your fears so you can see nothing terrible will happen. Sounds easier said than done but worth a try. Talking does help and knowing that I'm not the only one like this. Thanks for the help.[/b]
hi ... just popping in cause I saw the title of the post from the main board ... I'm ditto'ing the above with the PPD OCD ... feel free to click on my siggy below to check out the Coping with a Mood Disorder board as well if you have ANY questions to alternative treatment other than meds k?

xxx Lisa xxx
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Thanks Lisa. I really wouldn't know where to begin on alternative therapies/treatments. I hope you can find something that works well for you rufie. If you ever need to just talk and let it out, we're always here for you!
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you're welcome ... it's great that the support boards can lean on each other to help out

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