I have a 34 month old and a 8 month old.
For the last 4 weeks I have been in this major funk, which I assumed was the hormones going crazy as my cycle restarts. I have been pumping around the clock since DD was born, but my milk supply is dependent on Domperidone.... and I decided to stop filling the prescription... i went from about 12 ounces a day with 5 pumpings (i got 20 with 7 pumpings), to a little less than 1 ounce with 1 nightly pumping. (I like to maintain a small supply since every now and then she likes to nurse in the AM)..... I won't go into the whole nursing thing for me, just painting the picture.....
I share this because I had all kinds of trouble with #1 right when I stopped nursing too. My period arrived 4 weeks later like clockwork, and the mood swings were amazingly intense, so much so I was prescribed Celexa for PMDD.... but I chose not to take it and try progesterone instead with limited result. it never occured to me it could be PPD since it was at 7 months the problems started, but here I am again... and wham.
While playing with my 8 month old before bed, it struck me that I am probably suffering from some kind of PPD, so I took a few questionaires and now it seems obvious. I am always exhausted (despite getting great night time sleep... I have awesome night time sleepers), feel like I can;t quite access my personality if that makes sense, I have a hard time getting out of bed, am constantly irritated, and completely in a fog. This set in just as my milk supply tanked.
Anyone ever heard of PPD being linked to weaning? advice?