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isn't it normal to feel like a basket case pp??<br>
how could you not...<br>
your house is a mess, you are sleep deprived, and not getting the food you need.<br>
you other kid(s) are "transitioning" which can actually mean they are being horrible<br>
you are pretty home bound b/c you are still healing/have a new born<br>
so therefore isolated<br><br>
and very few of us live near family so there is not much logistical support...<br><br>
throw in some hormones and a crying needy new born (altho sweet and cute)<br><br>
anyway...what is the difference between feeling overwhelmed and bitchy and ppd?<br><br>
i love my kids and my family but i have felt many times today<br>
maybe i am not cut out for motherhood after all?<br>
and<br>
my dd (4) needs preschool b/c i can not handle another single argument<br><br>
we used to have a pretty enjoyable relationship...hoping that returns<br><br>
i am 4 weeks pp
 

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to me it's a gut f.eeling that something is just not right. i know what it's like to be overwhelmed and cry but i was usually able to stop and collect myself. for me i would start to cry and have trouble stopping. i just knew in my heart that something was not quite right. if you feel that something is not right you are probably right. go find someone you can talk to, you might find that seeing a therapist can help you understand and deal with your feelings better. i hope that you can figure things out and that it gets better for you.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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Another thing is relief. Can you get relief? If so, you probably don't have PPD. If not, you may.<br><br>
I knew something was seriously wrong when I realized that there was no day of the week I could look forward to.<br>
Mon-Fri: I worked with grown-ups, dealt with my children very little, but I dreaded it.<br>
Sat-Sun: I didn't have to work, I was with my kids most of the day (we could even stay in our PJ's if we wanted) AND Dh was usually around to help, and I STILL dreaded it.<br><br>
There was nothing I enjoyed besides sleeping, and often I did this with a pillow over my head so that DH would have to tend to the children if they woke up.<br><br>
NOW (on Zoloft), I can function! Yes, I get overwhelmed, but I can see around the corner. I know tomorrow (or maybe in 2 days) it won't be so bad.<br><br>
Good Luck!<br>
--LEE
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> to the op<br><br>
great responses mamas- ita.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug"> OP ITA too<br><br>
The other thing is that baby blues is supposed to be just a week or 10 days....but PPD is when the feelings last two weeks or longer, most of the day, everyday. Just throwing that in there.<br><br>
Moma justice, I think you've outlined some of the realities of our lives and society that CONTRIBUTE to a mom feeling depressed or overwhelmed, like the social isolation and lack of practical support. So depression doesn't have to just be because of your own special chemical make up, but there are other contributors as well. Is it normal to feel overwhelmed and depressed in the long term when we have no support and too much to juggle? I'd say yes.....at least it's not surprising to feel that way. Many do.
 
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