A quick bit of history: I was diagnosed with PPD after DS1 was born appx 16 mos ago. It was well controlled with a low dose of Zoloft, even though my surprise pregnancy with DS2 six months after DS1 was born. Since DS2's birth two months ago, things have esaclated some. I've had a few anxiety issues, but mostly I have been getting angry. I'm just really crabby and I have zero patience/tolerence for either of my older two kiddos at times. It is not a constant thing or even a daily thing. Basically, I just get to where I want to sit on the computer and not interact and when I'm interrupted, I get angry and often yell. Or if I'm doing something, let's say folding laundry, I'm doing it in a hurried, pissed off way. If someone interrupts me, I can reply in short sentences for a few minutes before I get angry and yell. My midwife wants to add Xanax to relax me during these times, but that seems pretty excessive to me. I am breastfeeding, so that's part of it. But I DON'T want to end up addicted to Xanax and end up with an even bigger problem. MW says as long as I take it when I truly need it and not in anticipation of needing it, that should be avoidable. But still....*sigh* Its not what I want.
Anyway, if anyone has any tips for calming down that isn't counting to ten (I'm a real freak, counting to ten generally pisses me off more...IDKY...exercising generally doesn't make me feel better, either), I'd appreciate it! Also, has anyone tried Rescue Remedy? I'm curious if it actually works.
FYI-The depression itself is still well controlled with a low level dose of Zoloft. TIA!