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Posted 9:10 AM on Thu-4-Oct-2012

Bugger it, just rememberd to take my anti-depressant meds and it's two hours later than I should be taking them ..... grrrrr to me!   It's the school holidays I think - no rushing in the morning and the normal routine is all out of whack.  So I know that later today and tomorrow I'll be up and down alt.


I've been taking them for 18months now for post-natal-depression which wasn't diagnosed until Mr 2.5 was 1yr.  Partly because I knew myself what was wrong and didn't go to the doctor for months and months.  Had a cry when she told me what was wrong.  I felt like I was completely to blame and was the worst person in the world.  Thankfully that's passed now and I'm so so so happy I've had these  "mothers little helper" pills. 


Not sure how long I will be on them - probably awhile longer yet.  But as hubby says, he'd rather have a happy wife taking a wee pill than an unhappy wife not taking anything!

Posted by theboysmummy

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Medicina - 10:10 AM on Mon-15-Oct-2012  
It is weird that there is still stigma out there. Many, many people are taking anti-depressants, some whose doctors have given them 'something to help you sleep better'. It's the 3rd most prescribed class of medicine --after pain relievers and stomach-acid regulators. People just don't talk about it as bravely as you have.
mumof6 - 8:56 AM on Fri-5-Oct-2012  
I struggled with PND with 2 of my 6 children. It's hard and i'm glad you eventually got help as the first time I didn't and struggled with it for a couple of years. The second time I did get help, but the antidepression meds made me worse and I struggled with them for a while until reading somewhere that some anti-depressions can make you worse, so I weaned myself off them. Since then i've been great, although I do have my moments and I've also realised that my moods are closely connected to my mentrual cycle. Just ask my hubby :P!
LIVINGLIFE - 6:20 AM on Fri-5-Oct-2012  
My partner has depression and his sister got really bad pnd as she also has depression so I feel for you, I have no idea what it is like myself as I have never experienced it but have seen my partner pretty low and as for stigma people need to learn that you should learn the story about why and not judge:)
thecoffeelady - 6:35 PM on Thu-4-Oct-2012  
Sometimes things like this that we go through makes us a stronger and better person. XX
theboysmummy - 5:20 PM on Thu-4-Oct-2012  
Yes coffeelady it was really tough before I got help. It took me over a year to get help though. But thankfully it was such an easy fix! And its surprising how many people suffer from pnd/depression and unless it is raised it's kept "in the closet". Shame really as just knowing that someone else knows how you might be feeling at times is great.
theboysmummy - 5:18 PM on Thu-4-Oct-2012  
Thanks MumBum. Yes there is a stigma around taking anti-depressants and around pnd. I felt the stigma for a long time but am over it now (most of the time!). I'm much happier on them and if anyone happens to read this and thinks they might just get checked then that's all good.

Talking about diabeties ..... my hubby has adult onset type 1 (some long fangled name that's a rare gene) and that's another whole blog entry some other time I feel!
MumBum - 1:33 PM on Thu-4-Oct-2012  
Hey! You wouldn't feel bad about taking a pill for diabetes or a heart condition or any other physical ailment, so why the stigma around something which helps you remain healthy emotionally and mentally? ... good for you theboysmummy and by the way, I think you are a very brave lady for sharing with everyone. :-)
thecoffeelady - 11:47 AM on Thu-4-Oct-2012  
Bugger is right but oh well, at least you have control over it and are a happy mum! I agree, being a happy mum and wife is the most important bit, I have struggled with depression at times too and know how hard it can be.

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