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i think i have been better for about a year. but im not sure....<br><br>
the reason i say this is cuz i wonder if i just got too busy to be bummed? i sure have felt better, have a mch more positive feeling, and have bonded with DS really well<br><br>
but i have days where i wonder "wait a minute, do i still have PPD??" cuz i wont want to do anything, ill be grouchy, and wont feel attached emotionally to DH or DS as much as usual.<br><br>
i never got treated for PPD exactly but i got counsiling after DS was about 9 mos old....and it helped, plus i just kept trying to get better, i was intent on it.<br><br>
like i said, things are fine now, but i feel that familiar depression creeping up on me sometimes and i have to beat it off with a stick it seems ...<br><br>
KWIM???
 

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Well, if your "bad days" are few and far between and your "good days" are actually good. That's how I knew. You have to remember that even people without depression have off/ bad days. Cut yourself a bit of slack, exp. around the holidays where we are sooo busy and our lives are crazy. I'm glad to hear that you seem to be coming out of the dark!!!
 

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It's a bad time of the year too. The shorter days don't help anyone's disposition. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
If you aren't exercising, try to fit in some cardio every week. I aim for three to four times a week of a minimum of 30 minutes. I am really amazed by how much this helps. If I start to feel that familiar "creep" I usually notice that I haven't been working out as much. Once I start again I'm much better. It may not be great advice for someone who is in the midst of a major depression, but for those of us dealing with a more mild case that comes and goes, it may be a good first step.
 
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