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Brandi asked in HealthWomen's Health · 1 decade ago

Do I have postpardom depression?

I have a doctors app. on jan. 2ed only because my husband insists that i go, but here are my symptoms what does it sound like to you? And I just lost a baby at 5 months pregnate last month and I have a 8 month old baby.

my symptoms are:

I cant sleep,

Nightmares just about every night,

I've been really depressed,

I dont wonna do anything or go anywhere or see anyone,

I cry ALOT,

I think I'll get over it, but my husband insists that I see the doctor and get on medications, what do you think?

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  • MissA
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    It certainly sounds like you have depression. Two pregnancies, a birth, and a late-term miscarriage within a year put a big hormonal load on your body. It's also (in the northern hemisphere) a bad time of year for many people, with the cold, the lowered sunlight, and the stress of the holidays. And then, of course, you have the sadness of losing a pregnancy so late, as well as caring for a baby.

    Whether it's PPD or SAD or whatever, I'm not going to speculate. But seeing a doctor is definitely a good thing in your case... it'll help you enjoy your baby and your life more. Going on antidepressants is not necessarily a lifelong thing, and when you get better, you can be weaned off them. Best of luck!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Absolutely, please go and see a Dr. You are definitely suffering from depression. Whether it is postpartum or not, it doesn't matter. The cure is all the same. Antidepressants are wonderful medications when prescribed and taken correctly. And, they do not have to be taken over a lifetime. Usually a Dr. may wean a patient after they have been stable for a minimum of 6 months. It may take you up to a year to get stable however. There are several postpartum depression organizations that can help you. One, located in Santa Barabra Ca. is call PSI (Postpartum Support International). You can get linked up with other Mom's going through the same thing. I had terrible P.D. after my 2nd child. It was so bad, I spent a week in the Psych Ward. After I started taking the medications, excercising,eating, and sleeping healthy again, I went on to have 2 more children (4 in all). My youngest is 6 now. I'm very normal, healthy and happily married. Praise God for the antidepressants that helped me! Don't wait, the longer you go without help the harder it will be to fix. Preferrably you really should go to a psychiatrist instead of a general practitioner or Internist. Your O.B. can refer you to a good woman psychiatrist. Would you want a dermatologist performing your heart surgery?

    Keep the Faith, Have trust in your husband, he love you, and by all means, do it for your baby. THe baby needs a healthy happy Mom!

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  • 1 decade ago

    You might. Having a baby and then getting pregnant almost right away will really through your hormones off. And then having to go through a miscarriage must be devastating. Postpartum depression is very common and it is something you want to take seriously....otherwise it can lead to postpartum psychosis. See your doctor and know there is help if you need it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sounds like depression to me. Get checked out, it won't hurt anything to see a MD, it will probably make things better. I have a good friend who lost a child (full term). She had to take meds. to help get over the loss. She is fine now and dealing with the loss in a healthy way. Listen to you husband sounds like he loves you and wants you to be better.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, that can be a postpartum (after get birth-Latin) depression. But also can be an other serous diseases so I think is better see a doctor

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  • 1 decade ago

    It sounds like more than post pardom. You probably are also suffering from the loss of your unborn child. It's verey traumatic, you should definately see a doctor.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It sounds like you got it. It can get serious. See your doctor and they can put you on the right meds and you'll feel a whole let better!

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  • 1 decade ago

    You may want to go see your Dr. just to be sure. Explain to your Dr. your symptoms and I'm sure he'll give you an honest opinion. You probably will get over it, but just be safe and go see your Dr. anyway.

    You are special! (big smile)

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  • 1 decade ago

    See your doctor. Could be that.

    Good luck.

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