and I sought help, but Dr's offices are telling me they are overbooked and if they dont return my 72hrs, to call them back again.
I have been suffering from PPD since I foundout I was pregnant...after giving birth I went on wellbutrin. but I had to go off of it cause the insurence ran out and I could NOT afford $132 for a bottle of meds. Because I rather buy diapers for my baby. I am on vacation in Illinois from OKlahoma right now while all this is going on.
If anyone knows of a support group in the northwest burbs of chicago that can help till I hear back from drs let me know. I want to get help but it feels like no one wants to help me after I make the calls for help.
I am missing my babygirl greatly and still feel disconnected when I am in the room with her. I love her but I want the disconnection to go away. any thoughts on how to get rid of it?
I am taking st johns wart and vitmin c, b-complex, b-6 and potassium. Im trying to help myself till the dr's can call me back and schedule me for an appt
does anyone have advice for me? yes I go for walks
No advice, and I live no where near you, but I wanted to send a hug anyhow. You should check http://www.gskforyou.com/ to see if you can get your meds for free. Best of luck.
Used to be stay at home parent to our two lovely girls, survived nursing school with family intact, about to graduate and looking for a job! I low-supply nursed my bio daughter for 3 years.
After 4 m/c, our is here!
That said, you can beat this. You can get better. You can get your daughter back. It sounds like you're in desperate need of an evaluation a.s.a.p. Please note that many states have laws regarding scheduling of urgent matters. For example, in my state, there are laws surrounding counseling. I used to work for a psychologist, and we had to abide by certain standards for offering an appointment. A lot of it has to do with the words you use while speaking with the counseling intake receptionists. For example, if we heard that a person was feeling suicidal/homicidal, we advised an emergency room visit immediately and offered an appointment within 24 hours. If someone had an urgent situation, we had to schedule within 2-3 days. Otherwise, we offered a time within a week. We had access to a psychiatrist who prescribed antidepressants.
Also note that ER's can't refuse treatment because you can't afford it. Perhaps that would even be the best treatment for you; they can oftentimes provide you with more resources than a common person could access. There are programs through Community Mental Health which can assist with medication costs. Reach out to these resources. Call a therapist. Call every doctor you can find until one will see you immediately. And by all means, visit the ER if you're feeling at all suicidal or homicidal.
You can do this. But you can't do this alone. My heart breaks for how sad and hopeless your post sounds. It will take one step at a time, but the first step is intervention with someone who can take your hand and walk you through it. Do whatever you need to do to get an appointment as soon as possible. Once you begin getting help, I think you'll be surprised at how your perspective will change.
Have you read, "Down Came The Rain" by Brooke Shields? Pick up a copy from the library and read it if you can. It helped me when I was going through PPD for the first time.
Please feel free to PM me for my phone number if you ever need to talk; I'm more than willing to lend an ear or be a sounding board. And call your local CMH or ER to get some referrals to public offices that can help you. Help is out there; you just need to reach out to someone who is willing to help. I'm so sorry you're suffering.
Wife to , mama to , , , and - bonus mommy to !
I just want to tell you that you're not alone- MANY of us (myself included) have gone through what you're going through and made it through just fine...
Focus on small goals, shower everyday, eat well, get outside and get moving, try not to sit still. You CAN make it through. It will get better.
Momma to DD (12/04) and DS (11/09) .
I survived 16 mos! Ask me about breastfeeding a baby with posterior tongue tie, high palate, and weak oral motor skills- whew!
Oh, mama that sounds so tough. I hope you get in to see a dr soon.
BUT I need to take time for myself and go out have fun and quit losing my identity in my daughter. in otherwards, hire a sitter and go out, DO NOT STAY HOME and NEGLECT MY NEEDS by putting my daughter first.
I cant help but put my daughter before me...Im guilty of that I know
They told me its ok to go and have fun at the museum like I want to. My daughter wil be ok.
My next trial date in court for having Post Partum is October 21st and November 3rd. I hope I get my daughter back.
In August I was feeling blue and I went to a free place or help and they took my daughter away. I AM NOT SUICIDAL and I DO NOT WANT TO HURT MY DAUGHTER.
Now in the state of illinois if you go for help to a free center for post partum you will have your child taken away till they make sure you are ok. Something happened to a child that was returned to their mother whio was suffering from post partum. thats why the state of illinois takes the child away and places them with family mbrs. Your just better off going for private help.
Pray for me, anyone in Chicago area know of PPD Support Group?
or want to hangout for support?
My sister who is my daughters foster mommy wants to take my daughter with her family to disney world...Im having issues cause I dont want to miss those precious moments.
I still dont have my daughter back but she is in the care of my Sister.
I do recieve a 1hr visit 1 day a week tho its not enough!
State of Illinois does remove children from the PPD Mother now!
they didnt do it before and a baby in southern illinois died because DCFS ignored the pleas for help from the PPD Mom.
I HUGELY SUGGEST going for private care! Dont go for state Aid because the DCFS WOrkers are NOT trained in PPD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I got a WELL KNOWN Lawyer and hes awesome! If ya need his name and number I will reccomend him.
But so far I ahve been on 5 Psych Testings and still they keep sending me to more shrinks for more interviews, I have not been treated and this has been going on since Aug 13...2 mo's!
The state claims they have to many cases going on right now to help me!
I just have to keep jumping through hoops like a circus poodle
Im at the point of starting a movement to help educate the caseworkers on what PPD actually is and get the family mbrs of the mothers suffering to help them out and not ignore the warning signs!
Now the state of illinois is treating me like I abused my child because I put her in harms with my so called mental illness/PPD is considered a mental illiness!!!
I have to attend court tommorrow and take parenting classes!
Yup I have to be treated like a child abuser now! All I did was reach out for help at a Gov't funded facility! It sucks
Pray for me, or cast spells of luckiness or whatever your beliefs may be I ask that you ask god or the universe to return my child to me tommorrow
Yes Im still mad the state.
my next court date is in November
If someone walks up to me, she pushes them away and says "NO! MY MOMMY!"
She also gets nervous when we goto my sisters house to visit, cause my sister was my daughgter's foster mom
Other than that she is a very loving beautiful girl