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ppd - how late?

post #1 of 5
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My son (my first) is 8 mos and things are just really getting weird here. In the last week I've started a pattern of what I know points to trouble-- overeating/comfort eating, drinking 2-3 beers a night, obsessive online shopping, getting paranoid about what other people think about me.

Is 8 mos in too late for PPD?

I'm just sort of shocked... usually this time of year I'm super happy and looking forward to a summer of outdoor fun. Right now I'm just seriously overwhelmed and looking for a rock I can live under.

post #2 of 5

It's absolutely not too late.  My PP anxiety and depression wasn't diagnosed until about 8-9 months PP.  The paranoia about other people was a big tip off for me as well (and something I still struggle with).  I'd definitely recommend talking to your doctor or midwife and see what they recommend.  You definitely don't have to do this alone. hug2.gif

post #3 of 5

I didn't get diagnosed with PPD until DD was 12 mos, though I think it was really starting to overwhelm me when DD was 7 or 8 months (I think I was in denial about it before then). It made it hard to attend support groups, because it was hard to relate to all the other moms who had tiny little babies. It's never too late to look for help. Hugs.

post #4 of 5
I didn't get diagnosed with PPD until my DD was 6 months old. I had no idea that anxiety could be PPD.

post #5 of 5

i started meds right after my ds turned 12 months old. i kept denying it/fighting it etc in the few months prior to it even though i was definately a good candidate for help earlier.

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