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February 27th, 2007, 01:58 PM
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Hi there...
I had my son in October and I had some bad things go down. I thought it could have been PPD.
I had an episode where I threw a dry wash cloth at my then weeks old baby and I knew that I had a problem.

The guilt from (in my mind) "abusing" my baby with the rag lead me to confide in my doctor that things weren't right and I thought I might have had PPD.
I told him about the rag and the "bad thoughts" I had where I 'saw' myself toss my baby across the room and I saw him hit the wall and all that goes with it....

My doctor said to "give it a few weeks" and that 'maybe it would pass'.....

It has been a few months now, and I'm not having those visions or anything anymore, but I feel lucky - not relieved...

Now I THINK I'm ok and over it and all better... but I do think I'm depressed and I still don't have things 'under controll'....
I'm not dwelling on it, I just read today about Brittney & Brooke Shields and something in what Brooke wrote reminded me of the "vision" of tossing my angel...

What would you do?
I'm in a small town and doctors are slim pickings. I can't exactly change doctors, even though mine's obviously not aware of the PPD situation at large.

I'm BFing and don't want meds... Is it even worth re-addressing?

Any input or advice is really appreciated.

Thanks.
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February 28th, 2007, 08:10 AM
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I would say that it is probably worth readdressing. You don't need to feel down at all and isn't there some meds that are safe to take when breastfeeding. I live in a small town as well, but I found a great doctor in a town that is like 20 minutes away. She referred me to counseling and I just started that yesterday. I really think it might help me. I, too, have had those scary thoughts and they are NOT FUN. I am sorry that you are going through those. They tend to not go away on their own. You have to help them go away. I hope you find some help and please visit us whenever you feel down...

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March 5th, 2007, 12:58 AM
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you go right back to that doctor and demand that he listen to you PROPERLY this time and do something to help you other than brushing you off .... do you have any idea what could have possibly happened in those "few weeks"? ... thank goodness nothing happened but geez.

some doctors are a bit too laid back ... this is where YOU need to be firm with the doctor and be assertive ... YOU know you don't feel well ... YOU know your bad thoughts ... YOU know you are afraid and uncomfortable ... that's not healthy.

I repeat .... go back to that doctor and DEMAND help or a referral asap.

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