I have 2 children, one is one and one is three. After my first child i had a c-section and was a bit messed up about it but not really depressed, but I did feel on the down side of normal. Two years later i have a great natural VBAC with my second. Then I have some major life changing events, my baby has a near SIDS event, my marriage goes under a huge strain, we move to another part of the country so i loose all social support and we have finacial trouble.
Many of these things has resolved but I have PPD. I have felt like I am in a nightmare for 11 months. It has been truely horrendous. My DH urged me not to take meds, but eventually after 11 months of struggling I took lexapro.
I take 10mg daily and now I feel like I am emerging from a cave.
I cannot believe how awful thing's have been.
i have lost 25 Ib, have been suicidal, etc.
How long do i stay on lexapro? What else can I do to help my journey back to normality?