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DH and I really focused on my health - good food, lots of opportunity to sleep, homeopathy and acupuncture. By the third week I started to have good days. By the 4th week I was vastly improved. Nearly 4 mos. later I'm doing great.
|According to the expert - one day over 3 weeks and it's not baby blues, it's PPD/anxiety. Time to get help. No more suffering.|
I would say, DO THIS as described above because it will help you whether you are within the normal range or not. If you are miserable and your life is chaotic and stressful, you deserve better and can do some things to help yourself feel better. The book "Women's Moods" talks about a self care system that involves nutrition, rest, personal time for stress relief, and exercise (I may be leaving something out). There are lots of recommendations out there for non-drug treatments that everyone can do to improve their mental state. My vote is Yes! Yes! Yes! start doing some of these things and get your dh on board to make it a priority in your family life.
The harder question is whether you should take medication. I think it depends on how badly you're functioning, if the non-drug methods work, etc.. But I think you are right to at least consider it if it helped you before.
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