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|07-11-2013 03:16 PM|
I do some plain old behavioral things...some exercise, regular social contact, that kind of thing.
I wish Rescue Remedy worked for me. It doesn't.
I have a script for Klonopin and take it when I need it. I still nurse.
I have found that it is also sometimes very helpful to be quite direct with DH about my needs...he can't figure out when I need a break based on what seems to be my very obvious frustration. Sometimes I just have to go out to the car and read in the quiet for ten minutes.
Being a mom can be pretty hard sometimes. Good luck.
|07-11-2013 11:52 AM|
Hi, I see your post is from a couple months back, so hopefully you have found some relief by now. I'm not breastfeeding yet, but have struggled a lot with anxiety and done just about everything under the moon (pharmaceutical and ''alternative'') to try to find some relief. I thought I'd give you some recommendations based on what has worked for me.
Self-care makes a huge difference, too. You seem to have already figured this out by noting you need a break every day and a partner that validates your feelings. It is not selfish to take care of yourself and call on others to help you do that. Make sure you are doing the things that make you feel good, healthy, and happy to be alive. That means the basics like eating nourishing foods, getting a break and rest when you need it, getting exercise, etc. But it also means finding time to do things that bring you joy, having a partner who makes you feel loved and cared for, finding ways to express yourself creatively, etc.
|06-05-2013 05:13 PM|
|norskelove||Hugs mama, I have been there and it sucks. Have you heard of Rescue Remedy? I believe it is safe.|
|05-21-2013 09:05 AM|
Certainly! I still have 2 boxes left from my pregnancy.
Someone suggested St. johns wort, so I'm currently taking 3 capsules a day, hopefully it won't take too long to start working.
But I think a lot has to do with just getting some kind of break each day, and for DH to validate my feelings. That's a challenge all it's own, unfortunately.
|05-20-2013 08:43 PM|
I don't know if it would be enough for you but I seem to recall reading about someone being helped by raspberry leaf tea. It's worth a shot.
|05-18-2013 06:24 AM|
|3lilchunklins||Thank you for the links. Upon some research it looks like passion flower or GABA might be options. I'm still on the hunt tho|
|05-18-2013 12:37 AM|
call the infant risk line if you need medication. They will help you find one that is safe.
|05-17-2013 11:35 PM|
Have you tried St. John's Wort? It is safe for breastfeeding.
Also, this link has information on finding support in your area for postpartum issues:
I would really encourage you to contact someone if you feel like you need to talk.
|05-14-2013 11:39 AM|
That might work, but I think I'm a little beyond that point.
I just feel like a broken record, saying the same things all day, everyday. The only break I get is like half an hour in the shower every other day, (everyday if I'm really lucky, but that's rare).
I'm just overwhelmed
|05-14-2013 06:34 AM|
I wonder if some chamomile tea would help to relax you. Also, a whiff of some lavender essential oil might also help ease your anxiety. I like to avoid medications when breastfeeding.
|05-13-2013 02:11 PM|
Hi all, I was wondering if anybody knows any natural remedies for anxiety that are safe while BFing?
I do have some buspar left from prepregnancy when I was taking half a bar a day, so I was able to kinda stockpile it a lil bit as I could get a refill before I had run out... I don't know how comfortable I feel taking it while BFing tho, and I hate to ask the Dr cuz he always thinks everything is like no big deal at all.
I really need to do something tho, I'm so at the end of my rope! I think I might have a touch of PPD. But anxiety meds work better for me than anti depressants.
I took that SAMe stuff back in the day and it seemed to work ok... Any input is appreciated TIA