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February 25th, 2012, 10:33 PM
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Have you ever had to deal with depression? And to make it less personal for people who don't want to answer that question about themselves...I'm asking in general, like your spouse, your mother, yourself, your close friend...so when I say deal it could just be the general effect and you don't have to share who it was.
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February 26th, 2012, 02:55 AM
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Ive suffered from depression on and off since the age of 13... it was really bad in my teen years! i didn't go on anti depressants until the age of 19.. i am on and off them now (currently off)
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February 26th, 2012, 07:24 AM
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Yes. My mom suffers from it. I also suffered from it for a while. Can't really say how I got passed it. Meds were awful and I stopped taking those. Therapist didn't help either. I met DH, moved in with him, and just slowly became less depressed.
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February 26th, 2012, 03:49 PM
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I also suffer from depression since I was pretty young. I swore that I would b so much more happy if I could have children. Now I am pregnant and still dealing with this depression. Everyone around me is so dissapointed and angry. Its rough. I understand though. Meds never worked for me either.
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February 26th, 2012, 04:47 PM
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I have dealt with depression and anxiety since my early 20's. I am still medicated and am actually currently in counseling. I had a rough life and just needed a little help
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February 27th, 2012, 12:10 AM
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I also suffer from depression since I was pretty young. I swore that I would b so much more happy if I could have children. Now I am pregnant and still dealing with this depression. Everyone around me is so dissapointed and angry. Its rough. I understand though. Meds never worked for me either.
Pregnancy causes my depression (hence this post, cuz I'm pregnant now) so don't give up on feeling more complete with kids, though I don't think kids are by any means a cure for depression, I do know my kids have helped my mother's depression. My mother's adopted, so my kids were her first link besides me that was genetic.

And as I just said, this post came about cuz I have a hard time emotionally during pregnancy, and clearly when I posted it I was in one of my lows. Mine is like a bipolar depression. And by that I don't mean bipolar like bipolar disorder because I don't know all the symptoms of that, but I mean I swing to totally fine and then if any little thing is wrong (I'm a little hungry, a little tired, etc.) it drops me SO low it is unbelievable.
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March 6th, 2012, 03:04 PM
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I have suffered from depression on and off since I was about 12, it reached it's peak in 2002/2003... After I had Gaby it started getting bad again, and eventually in 2007/2008(? one of them) I went on Prozac, and kicked myself for not going on it years earlier.. it really helped me.... I've been off it since I was TTC Emmy, so it's been quite awhile
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March 16th, 2012, 04:27 PM
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my mother is bipolar and so am i. my father says he has slight depression. and i'm convinced my husband has depression,he was even on meds for a bit, but he says he doesnt have it anymore*eye roll*
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I was diagnosed with depression when I was 15 years old; the first time I remember feeling depressed was when I was 12 years old (when I got my first period). My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 9 years old, and she died when I was 16 years old. I took Zoloft when I was in high school, but I stopped taking it when I turned 18. I was actually happy while I was pregnant with my daughter though (when I was 19 years old), and I didn't get depressed again until I got married, when our daughter was 4 months old. I don't really know why that is for sure, but I guess it has something to do with hormones. I thought that getting married and having a baby would make me happy, and it did, for a while, but now, not so much. I love my daughter very much; she is the best thing that ever happened to me. However, my husband and I are not in a good place right now, unfortunately. I hope that it gets better soon.
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April 7th, 2012, 03:37 PM
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I have bipolar, I've had it since I was 3. I am on meds, but not really coping to well right now. I always thought having a baby would cure my depression. It has partially filled a hole but the deppression is still there It made it very very hard for me to bond with my son.

DP also has deppresion and was on meds but like PP he says he doesn't need it any more
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April 25th, 2012, 12:22 PM
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I've had depression since I was 10 but it wasn't diagnosed until I was 19. I went on Celexa but all that did was make me sleep 20 out of 24 hours so I quit taking it. I went on Zoloft when my ODD was 6 months old because the post-partum depression hit really really bad. I was also diagnosed at that time as borderline bi-polar and chronic depressive. When I was pregnant with Alaina (YDD), I went on Welbutrin to help with my stress level and depression and to help me quit smoking. During that time was when I finalized my divorce and the stress from it led to quite a few ER trips and ultrasounds to check on baby. Since James and I got together, my depression has been good. I've had a few flare-ups with it but mostly, it's been stable. Pregnancy always makes mine worse and then it usually goes away after a few months after birth.
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