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Well, I'm feeling good on the 40mg. And Emese'sMom, thanks for adding that about the sleep. I hadn't been getting great sleep, and notice a big difference in how I function throughout the day. Thanks for the reminder. K, off to bed I go now.
Quote: Originally Posted by Unoppressed MAMA Q If 'normal' in our neighborhood was me walking down the street and a man with lots of teeth and no cigarette waves from across the way and says: "Hello! My name is Xavier-or-something, and I noticed you walking by. You appear to be a lovely and self-possessed woman. Your children are beautiful and I can tell you are really tight with them. Would you like to visit with me sometime and see if we have anything...
Yes call them and let them know, so they at least have a heads up and can keep track of whats going on. Note down any other changes that may have occurred too (circumstancial, dietary, sleep related, etc...) Some people have opposite reactions on antidepressants, so don't ignore it, but don't let it freak you out too much either, just be sure to inform your care provider immediately!
I wished that I asked for more help too, but man, in that moment, that felt almost impossible for me. I still don't know why. I felt angry that others weren't taking the initiative to care. I'm not trying to hijack, just mentioning that now I realize that I am the only one who I can depend on to care about myself and love myself, and with that I would almost demand help. Get the help you need mama, take the hurt that you feel and put that energy towards yourself for the...
Something that has been empowering for me is keeping an open mind and heart to possibilities and opportunities as they come. Something that may seem really crappy at the moment may turn out to be a blessing later. I try (easier said than done!) to always look at a situation from different views...including practical, spiritual, etc. to see what I may need to learn. This is empowering for me in my situation because I often find myself stuck in ruts of anger and depression,...
Yes! Go do it mama! Use that feeling and keep going with it.
Jessica, you are NOT alone. We are not alone. I just want to give you a huge hug, and I wish it could be in person. Personally, I tried everything "natural" and none of it worked. I was hesitant for the longest time about going on meds, but finally gave it a try, because well, I was feeling really crappy and it was hurting me and my family. I had a lot of anger and resentment toward X DP and our kids. I started phone consultations with a ppd specialist, had no clue how...
Oh mama I hear your pain, and I totally understand what you are feeling. I'm sorry things are so tough. I know me saying that doesn't change your situation, but I couldn't not respond. Just know that no matter what, your daughter knows you love her and are doing the best you can right now, even if YOU don't feel like it is your best. So, is she in daycare? What is your current situation? I'm single now too, but that happened when Ds2 was about 9mo. Do you have...
I want to reiterate on getting help. I had ppd with Ds1, but didn't fully realize it. I thought it was my circumstances that made me feel crappy...I didn't know just how complex it all was. I never received professional help...the only support I had was online. I was isolated. I didn't feel like anyone cared to listen or respond to my pleas for help, especially since some DID turn away from me. Well I went through phases. Circumstances would get a little better, I'd find a...
Lilyka, your post resonated with me...looking back on the two serious relationships I've had, the warning signs were all there pretty early on...I just didn't acknowledge at the time that they were warning signs. I was on the "nobody's perfect" train and didn't get off until recently. I was trying to see and prove the good in them even when they were telling me the truth about themselves. Things I should have taken more seriously: -Slob...
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