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Chrisjefc

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My misses has post natel depression
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:57:37 PM »
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Re: My misses has post natel depression
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 10:36:41 PM »
The birth of a baby is a stressful time for both parents, I can understand your partner being over protective, I was the same when mine were born, I was aways checking that they were breathing.  Hormones go haywire etc.

Saying that people tend to forget the father sometimes, you have been through an emotional time with your partner, first becoming a father and then her dealing with post natal depression.

I am not a dr but it does sound by what you are saying that you may be dealing with depression.  Maybe the best thing would be to make an appointment with your gp and tell him/her how you have been feeling and explain what you have been going through.  Depression can affect men and women alike.

Hope this helps a bit.

I am sure others will help and advise where they can.

S x
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Re: My misses has post natel depression
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 10:03:33 AM »
hi thanks for the reply :)

after reading a few threads on the forum lastnight i decided i really needed to talk to someone. so this morning i made a very tearful phone call to my doctor :( after getting off the phone i broke down uncontrolably. Really cant go on like this :(

i am booked in to see somone @ 5pm tonight so hopefully on the long road to better things :)
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Re: My misses has post natel depression
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 01:10:10 PM »
 &*( for you.  Glad you have made an appointment with your dr.  Try and be as honest as you can about how you have been feeling.  If its easier write a few things down to take with you so you do not forget.

If you can post and let us know how you get on.

Take care

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Re: My misses has post natel depression
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 01:14:38 PM »
Hi Chris and welcome to the forum.

I agree with Shaz, from what you've said, it does sound like you're dealing with depression too. Well done for ringing your GP and I hope your appointment goes OK today. Be honest with your GP about how bad you feel, or write it down beforehand if you're worried that you won't be able to say what's wrong.

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Re: My misses has post natel depression
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012, 03:30:53 PM »
Hi Chris,

Welcome to the forum :) I hope your Drs appointment went well -let us know

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Re: My misses has post natel depression
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2012, 08:02:04 PM »
Hi all thanks for the reply. I'm unsure really if the doctor thinks I'm suffering but she has been great for me we had a talk which lasted an hour on the first visit and then a follow up vist on Monday. She really has been a massive help just to talk to someone has lifted a massive weight of my shoulders.

She seems to think I have stress and for the time being I have refused any drugs so I have another follow up appointment with her on tuesday next week. I have also found the number of a local counciler to maybe book in for a couple of sessions.

Hope you are all well and thanks for looking

Chris

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Re: My misses has post natel depression
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012, 08:07:04 PM »
That sounds really positive, Hope things improve for you.

Take care

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Re: My misses has post natel depression
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2012, 11:13:35 AM »
Hello.... &*( for you.
I know all about PND, having been there myself, big time. When you are in it, you just can't see. I thought my life was over. (my journal tells more)
My husband also suffered, but never sought help.....I'm convinced he was depressed as well. I just think it's harder for a man to acknowledge. I'm sort of surprised we are still together really, when I look at the storms we've weathered. I think it's amazing anyone does....it's a really difficult time. My son was early and in SCBU as well. It's very stressful and anxiety provoking.
Well done on taking those first steps and I'm glad you got an understanding G.P.

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Re: My misses has post natel depression
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2012, 03:41:36 PM »
Sorry for coming late onto this thread.  Your partner has probably been protective of your son because he was premature as well as suffering with PND.  Naturally this will have affected you as well so little wonder you have been stressed  &*( .  It's okay for you to be honest with her about how you have been feeling as well.

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Re: My misses has post natel depression
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2012, 05:04:54 PM »
Glad things more positive :) You've been through a lot so take it easy and be nice to yourself x

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Re: My misses has post natel depression
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2012, 10:35:55 PM »
Hi all. Well I decided to book into see a councillor and had my first session on Tuesday. And I have to say its one of the best things I ever decided to do. I had an hour free session and it lasted almost two hours!! I had a lot to say.. I found once I started I couldn't stop myself.

She was really nice, she didn't say much but things she did say hit home hard. I came out feeling like a different person an as mad as it seems carnt wait for next Tuesday!!!

I realised I had a few more issues that I let on and I'm looking forward to turning a fresh page of my life. 

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Re: My misses has post natel depression
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2012, 04:46:57 AM »
Good luck blue!!