yes, the anger is the worst for me too! I feel angry at everyone -- my kids, my husband, my extended family for not helping me more, my friends, telemarketers!!! sometimes i think anger management classes would help me...i'm sure there are a lot of things that could help me.
it's good to hear that an anti-depressant like zoloft can help calm down anger. i really would like to be happy and at peace with everyone! not fighting all of the time. I know they say zoloft is "safe" to take while breastfeeding, but that worries me. (I'm nursing my youngest two). plus, my husband is really worried about that. i think otherwise i would already be trying it. i'm thinking about weaning for that reason, but i'm afraid that would break my heart.
I'm definately going to look for the book! and check out your other posts. i'm interested to see if your symptoms sound like mine. i think that they probably do (so far, anyway), and my doctor thinks it's PPD. It's just that there are so many issues that are confused -- like that i also have very little support (ok, my husband is supportive, but he works a LOT), i have always had an anger problem which could be my entire problem!, i have a ton of stress at home (maybe it's a nervous breakdown!), I mean, my situation is just hard! I don't know what to label it. I guess all that counts is that i do something to help -- medication, de-stress, get help with the out-of-control kids...i have been lining up a couple of babysitters (two are coming tomorrow!), i've been upping my yoga classes from 2 days a week to 4 or 5, i'm trying to get out and relax in the evening once in a while...
i'm glad to know your child pees on the carpet and laughs about it! i'm not the only one with a devilish daughter.
thanks for the help.