I'm just starting to realize that I need help. For as long as I can remember I have been a very disorganized person. I have always thought that I have some ADD, but never looked in to it. Now since dd has been here (11 weeks) it has gotten so much worse. I don't feel like I'm depressed, but I just can't get a grip on my life again. I tear up at the thought of how much work I have to do. Mostly it's my work that is being affected. I'm so overwelmed by the amount of planning I need to do (I'm a teacher). My house is affected to in that I'm so overwelmed by the thought of housework. So anyways I've always been this way but now it just seems to be sooooooo overwelming that I can't ignore it anymore. I'm not sure if I should look into the ADD now or if it could be a form of PPD since I just had a baby.
Some background is that DS's birth was traumatic for me. DD's birth was very healing, but from about 36 weeks to the birth I was very emotional and cried at the thought of birth. I had to return to work when DD was 5 weeks old. When DD was 1 week I had to go live at my mom's house for 2 weeks because she got sick. (I had to take care of my grandma) She is still sick, but it's a wait and see illness. Then my DH had to have back surgery when DD was 4 weeks old. Things just really snowballed in my life the month after DD was born.
Who should I go to for help? My MW may not be willing to address the ADD that I feel is the root problem and my primary care is a man. I would need to go to my primary care to get a referral for a therapist.
Thanks for letting me share.
Wife to Josh ~ mommy to frankie (10-24-06) and hayley (7-25-09) and Caleb (4-30-11)