I had pp anxiety with dd1, for 18 months until I did something about it. Started with Paxil, which was a disaster (hair fell out, killed my maternal instincts, made me emotionally numb). Then I started taking amino acids. I upped my dosage while pregnant and I've kept it up postpartum. I take Tyrosine, 5-HTP, GABA at night. I also make sure I take my Floridix (iron, b complex) everyday to help with energy, cal/mag at night to relax me and help heal my muscles, as well as another B-complex at night.
This time I feel pretty good. I'm ready to start exercising but don't have clearance from my MW until 6 weeks because my belly was so very low and she's concerned about my pelvic floor. Being a new SAHM (worked full time with dd1) and caring for a cranky 2.5 yo and NB is incredibly difficult, but I'm actually dealing pretty well as far as moods go.
I feel for all of you who are having problems with ppd, as I was there last time. Do seek help. I so regret that I didn't sooner last time. I damaged a lot of relationships, especially with my dh.
You can also check out this thread about natural ppd treatments called "a true natural remedy?" that has been going for many months now. It's very long, but you can skim much of it and jump in with questions. Everyone is very happy to help out.http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=195601