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post #201 of 217
Sadie

I'm feeling a little bit better now than I was this morning. I took DD over to her school, and the school nurse checked her head and declared her "lice free." Her father is on his way over and will drive her to camp tonight.
post #202 of 217
Ruthla, glad to hear you're doing better. Keep in mind, though, if there is anything I can do let me know. If you need $$ for groceries, I have points that I can turn in for a giftcard for some grocery stores. I'd be happy to share.

Mightymoo, OMG, my oldest did that once, scared the sh*t out of me! Glad he's ok. Babies are resilient!
post #203 of 217
So we drove her to camp last night, and my Mom watched DS so we didn't have to schlepp him along.

I'm glad I got to see the camp- both girls are happy and well cared for. They're being checked daily for lice (yippee!! They're being treated and I dont have to be the one to do it!!)
post #204 of 217
Well I guess its high time I reveal my anguish..
I didnt join the winter thread because I have been denying my depression for a very long time
Now its time to deal.
I am a bipolar 2 person, I have major anxiety, panic attacks although I seam to have them under control, soial anxiety but I have been forcing myself out to meet wonderful MDC moms lately.
I also feel that I have some serious PTSD, but I havent discussed anything with my Psych doc which I plan to next week at my next appt. It has been brewing for 2 yrs. I have held all my emotions in from a serious incident that happend to me. I have never discussed it with ANYONE how I feel about what happend and no one has ever bothered to ask me about it.
I have been falling into a depression for quite a while and I have been denying it for to long. I long spring and summer and I need to get out of this.

I am going away tomorrow with my family and it seams silly of me to join this thread when I know I cant get back to it for 4-5 days ..but I knew if I didnt do it now I wouldnt do it.

I hope you all are doing well on your venture to happiness, and I look forward to breaking my silence!!...

Peace all
post #205 of 217
Hi all! I just wanted to join in here a little late. I have suffered from depression, OCD, and SAD since I was young. I went off my zoloft when dd#2 was born (I was only on it for 2 months or so) and really have done fine until recently. I am so stressed out that the past few months, I have been worse than usual. I have no energy, I plan all these fun things to do with the kids, but instead they drive me nuts and I find myself yelling and camping on the couch with the computer for hours just trying to get away. Add on finances, and I don't sleep much.

One of the reasons that I went off my zoloft is the stigma by my dh (I'm crazy) and the fact that I became worried about using it while bf after some research. Well, dd is 20 months now, and she certainly will NOT stop bf now, the little fiend, so I was looking at herbs, but those don't look much better! I think that I may ask about it at a future doc appt, but do you think that nursing school or jobs will look down on it?
post #206 of 217
(((((Hugs))) FrowningFrog and Desiree

Desiree- future jobs and schools do NOT need to know your medical history. Taking meds isn't going to affect any of that.

As far as BFing on meds, keep in mind that most studies are done on nursing INFANTS, not nursing TODDLERS. A 20mo has a much stronger liver than a newborn, and can safely handle more drugs in the milk than a tiny baby. So the risk of using meds while BF is lower with an older nursling. What are the risks of untreated depression? As far as herbs are concerned, many have not been formally studied as well as pharmacological drugs. This doesn't mean they're less safe, just that the scientific studies haven't been done.
post #207 of 217
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Originally Posted by Ruthla
As far as BFing on meds, keep in mind that most studies are done on nursing INFANTS, not nursing TODDLERS. A 20mo has a much stronger liver than a newborn, and can safely handle more drugs in the milk than a tiny baby. So the risk of using meds while BF is lower with an older nursling. What are the risks of untreated depression? As far as herbs are concerned, many have not been formally studied as well as pharmacological drugs. This doesn't mean they're less safe, just that the scientific studies haven't been done.
Most nursing toddlers probably take in a lesser actual amount of the drug as well, since often toddlers aren't nursing in the volume an infant is - they do it more as a snack or for comfort, etc. Naturally all toddlers vary, I'm sure there are plenty out there that do get quite a bit of milk, but I think in general they would get less of the drug as well.
post #208 of 217
Just checking in to say hi. Without the search function I get lost!


I'm home with just my 18 yo for the summer, looking for ways to keep p her busy.



frowningfrog and dnw826, welcome to the group. I hope things improve for everyone soon.



Uh, dh is working and we're netting LESS than unemployment. : so much for paying those bills! Ah well.
post #209 of 217
Hello all. Joining here. Have dealt with social anxiety and generalized anxiety for yrs as well as depression. DH just left me a week ago. I am a mess and wish I could go to a dr. and get a prescription though I hate meds but I NEED something for right now as I am alone all day with 3 little ones and no car, no money, etc... But I am trapped here, cannot even get out of the house to get a medicaid application so I can GET to a doctor. DH is playing games and I am hurting and so low. It is so hard since he has been my strength when I have gone through periods like this before so now I do not know where to turn, KWIM? Just scared and lost and lonely here right now.
post #210 of 217
Tonia80, I'm so sorry you're going through all that! How horrble that your dh isn't at least lending a hand so you can get help. Do you have a friend or neighbor who could help? (I live in western ma, and will help if I can!)
post #211 of 217
Tonia

I'm sure there are resources in your area, such as a mental health clinic or even a general health clinic that could help you see a dr and help you apply for Medicaid. I understand how overwhelming it all is- it's hard enough to ask for help when depressed and even harder still when your whole living situation has just turned upside down.

Go easy on yourself during this transition- if the kids end up watching hours of TV a day, remember that it's only temporary.
post #212 of 217
Tonia-
I'm in NC, too. I don't know of any support around here, though. Can you do the public aid forms online? I know in IL you could, but I haven't tried here. Maybe if you call your local office, they will be nice enough to help you find a ride? I know in IL they will pick you up if you need them to. You can also call and see if you can go ahead and go to the doctor and they will pay for it in retrograde.

I wish I could help you out. If you are in NE/NC North Carolina, I may be able to give you a hand. Money is tight, but I may be able to give you a ride or something. I also have anxiety disorders. I really need to get to a doctor soon. I have been having a lot more melt downs than I have ever had before.

Let me know here, or send me a PM if I can help you.
post #213 of 217
Thank you girsl fro teh responses. DH FINALLY took me to get a medicaid application. I am gonna call tomorow and see if I can get in BEFORE I am approved. I am anxious to get help. He is being a bit more honest with me and we are tentaive as friends here BUT yesterday he informed me there is another woman in teh picture. You can imagine what that has done to my depression. Everytime I think of it I either cry or get a panic attack. I cannot live like this. He did not tell me to hurt me, but was being honest with me. i suupose I should be thankgful for that but it has all been thrown at me at once, ya know? I am trying to just take it one hour at a time. Cuz if I try to look ahead even a few hours or a few days I get overwhelmed.
post #214 of 217
I'm sorry, Tonia. That sucks. At least he was honest, though, and took you to get the application. Let me know if you are in eastern NC and I can give you a hand.
post #215 of 217
Thanks all for the welcome..
I was on vacation during the 4th. It felt so good to be away from home. I felt great.
But now Im home again ...Ugh

How is everyone doing? ..
post #216 of 217
I'm ok, I guess. I just got AF today so it's definitely a "low energy day" today.
post #217 of 217
GRRRRR!! Mood swing rampage.....
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