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Date Joined Jun 2012
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   Posted 6/17/2012 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm a 34 year old female going through very difficult times here. I'm new to this site and registered because my sources are limited where I live, due to insurance that does not cover counseling and my finances are very poor. I am 34 weeks pregnant and left my baby's father. Long story short, I am dealing with a great amount of depression, and panic attacks. I have been diagnosed with PTSD in the past and was on medication (two different types) for about 2 years. I fell on hard times due to the economy. My baby's father stirred a lot of my issues back to the surface. Issues I thought had lessoned because I worked on them and had made some progress. Now I feel like I am back to square one. I also have my son's father, whom I do not have a good relationship with and haven't since he married a controlling woman. My son is also going through a great deal emotionally because of it. I also live with family, which is extremely difficult because they are extremely disfunctional. HELP please!!

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 6/17/2012 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum
We aren't professionals but we do have alot of experience with depression, meds, counslors etc.
You certainly have alot on your plate-I would be anxious too. First, take a few deep breaths-lol. OK, your precious baby will be coming soon. First of all, you have massive hormone storms going on right now and will postpartum. If you are not breastfeeding, I would seek meds and counseling. Wherever you live, they will have a sliding scale mental health clinic (try calling Family Services or mental health for a name). These clinics should have a psychiatrist for meds only and counselors. I and my daughter are going to one right now and They have not asked for a dime. I used them several years ago too and they were great. Also, if you cannot afford scripts try for cheap or free scripts. Right now, Catholic Charities fills my scripts for free because of low income.
Even if you breastfeed, you can get counseling to help you sort out your thoughts and options for now. Your son should be able to get help also. My daughter is doing much better between some meds (no more) and a wonderful counselor.
Right now, try to focus on having that beautiful baby and taking care of the 3 of you. Feel free to come and vent whenever you want. Let us know how you are doing. I have a feeling that things will work out for you-remember who is important in this equation and that is you and your 2 kids.
Keep posting and take care

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   Posted 6/17/2012 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

I would also like to welcome you to the forum. I hope that things get better for you. I agree about the counseling and psychiatrist. It really does help.

I hope that you feel better soon.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies
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