I got PPD at 5 days postpartum quite severely. I could not care for the baby and we had to have round the clock care come in and help. I could not care for him bc I felt very anxious about his crying and anticipating his cries. I could not be in the same room with him at times. I got on Zoloft immediately and my PPD was GONE in 10 days! I thought I was cured and was normal for a couple weeks. I am back to normal a lot of the time but have backslides occasionally now. My main issue now is feeling like it's just TOO HARD! I did not realize how hard being a mother would be. They need you 24/7 and it feels so overwhelming. I love my son so much and love being with him, playing with him, singing to him, etc. but when he cries I feel so anxious and bad for him.
My son is 9 weeks now. I am taking 100 mg of Zoloft and my doc took my of Zyprexa Zydis a week ago bc I was gaining tons of weight. Wondering if my backslides are related to stopping that med or what?
Does anyone else feel like it's just so hard? Why the heck is it so hard? I feel like other moms I know also believe it's hard but I think it's TOO HARD, which is more of the PPD talking. What's normal?