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Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-08-2003, 01:48 PM
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Posted By petitemama
I have been thinking about my son's words and my...

I have been thinking about my son's words and my reaction to them and I have kind of realized some things-

I didn't at the time, and still don't believe that my son was being idealistic. He...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-07-2003, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By petitemama
You are both right! At the time I thought...

You are both right!

At the time I thought my son was so sweet, but you have made me realize it is a very idealistic view he holds.

I am a true believer that my problems are 90% chemical. I can...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-06-2003, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By petitemama
Put it in a lightly oiled casserole dish. Mix in...

Put it in a lightly oiled casserole dish. Mix in some crushed pecans. top with brown sugar and mini marshmallos. put in oven till warm and marshmallos are melted. YUMMY!!!
Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-06-2003, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,436
Posted By petitemama
If your still interested 25mg works for me. Any...

If your still interested 25mg works for me. Any more than that and I get increased anxiety. 25mg and I feel great. The only thing is it generally takes 6-8 weeks for it to start working for me....
Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-06-2003, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By petitemama
Hey! Yesterday I was hanging out with my 18yr...

Hey! Yesterday I was hanging out with my 18yr old son.
I am spiritual, but not religious. I never took my children to church, but tried to instill in them the sense of a god in everyone& everything...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-06-2003, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By petitemama
I am basically seconding everything everyone...

I am basically seconding everything everyone else has said!

I too have been there!!

I went on ssri(one time zoloft, another time paxil) and felt great relief in 8 weeks! I didn't have...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-06-2003, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By petitemama
massage!!!!!!

massage!!!!!!
Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-06-2003, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,731
Posted By petitemama
there sure isn't a lower dose! maybe you could...

there sure isn't a lower dose! maybe you could try the zoloft. i have heard that ssris affect blood sugar levels. i wonder if that is what causes the added weight gain? it is kinda a bummer to gain...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-06-2003, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,731
Posted By petitemama
Hi, Zoloft is supposed to be a more uppity...

Hi,
Zoloft is supposed to be a more uppity ssri. I don't believe it causes weight gain. I have been on both paxil and zoloft without weight gain. Maybe it was your dose? I generally took 20 mg of...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-05-2003, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By petitemama
Sorry your feeling Badly!!! I agree that...

Sorry your feeling Badly!!!

I agree that you should let your therapist know how her comments made you feel!!
If nothing more being upfront with your feelings could be empowering and in itself...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-05-2003, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By petitemama
Exercise hard!!!!!!! Such as running, stepping....

Exercise hard!!!!!!! Such as running, stepping. lifting. Any that makes me sweat also makes me feel better.
Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-28-2003, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By petitemama
lori, you have a great outlook. you are very...

lori,
you have a great outlook. you are very special. we all are.
i read a book by albert ellis about rational emotive behavior therapy and he says that to overcome depression and anxiety one must...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-28-2003, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By petitemama
If you are taking meds and having side effects...

If you are taking meds and having side effects try taking them at a different time of day.

years ago i was taking zoloft in morning and having insomnia. i switched to dosing at bedtime and my...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-24-2003, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By petitemama
hi all! I started this thread in hopes that we...

hi all!
I started this thread in hopes that we can give others thoughts of hope about ppd and hints about what has worked for us.

1. It does end! I remember feeling so bad at times I couldn't...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-13-2003, 02:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,918
Posted By petitemama
homeopathic remedies are totally safe while...

homeopathic remedies are totally safe while breastfeeding.
i was prescribed homeopathic cannabis for my pp-anxiety.
i will keep you up to date on how well it works for me.
Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-09-2003, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By petitemama
i feel the same way. i have always assumed it is...

i feel the same way. i have always assumed it is a form of social anxiety disorder. at the moment i have no close friends and haven't tried making any. then i get lonely and depressed because of it....
Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-09-2003, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,918
Posted By petitemama
i am seeing my homeopath this week to get help...

i am seeing my homeopath this week to get help with post partum anxiety. i took zoloft for this in the past. i will keep you up to date on how it works for me.
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-29-2003, 06:21 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 2,932
Posted By petitemama
kate, we are not vaccinating for now. I may do...

kate, we are not vaccinating for now. I may do vacs when it comes time for school though in 5 years. i just don't think all those immunizations are so great for a newborns little system.
i did this...
Forum: Writers' Board   10-17-2003, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By petitemama
i too would be interested!! love my babies...

i too would be interested!!

love my babies and have many stories to share. are you looking for philosophies, factual stories, poems, advice?

have you read MOTHER NATURE ? If so are you...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-17-2003, 11:23 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,703
Posted By petitemama
april my ds was a real mommy's boy and had...

april
my ds was a real mommy's boy and had severe seperation anxiety since birth. even papa wasn't good enough. it was tough because i never had time alone. but he is almost 4 now and a very sweet...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-17-2003, 11:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,703
Posted By petitemama
oh yeah, i am also sad because i spoke to...

oh yeah,

i am also sad because i spoke to my older daughter yesterday and found she is being sent to iraq in january. she is currently in texas and hasn't even met her baby sister yet. she is not...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-17-2003, 10:52 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,703
Posted By petitemama
i am seeing a doctor wednesday for my ppd and...

i am seeing a doctor wednesday for my ppd and thursday have an appt with my midwife/naturopath. I have experienced this in the past and have taken zoloft once before for 6months and paxil after my...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-17-2003, 02:07 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,703
Posted By petitemama
Hi Apple, Last time I thought I had the flu it...

Hi Apple,
Last time I thought I had the flu it was mastititis so keep your eye on it.

Anyone having ppd issues? I amhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif!
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-17-2003, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By petitemama
I know how your feeling! I have a 6 week...

I know how your feeling!

I have a 6 week old and 3 year old at home (i have 3 older children who are on their own-army, married.)and I have been having some of the same feelings you are having. I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-19-2003, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By petitemama
I just wanted to follow up. I did the matrigen&...

I just wanted to follow up. I did the matrigen& raspberry leaf tea and my labor was 2 3/4 hour from time I awoke till delivery of placenta. I sent dh to work at 7:15 and he was back home helping...
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