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   Posted 8/29/2010 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
its been a while since I have posted anything as I now have a 3month old beautiful baby girl! I also have a 2 1/2 year old girl as well.  My anxiety seems to lessen during pregnany but has come back full force following the birth...I now am experiencing postpartum depression/anxiety. Anyone else experience this or can you direct me to a thread to post to or check out?? I have recently increased my Zoloft from 50mg to 75mg(last Tuesday), had really good days since Thursday until today and now am feeling blah again & weepy. Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks!

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   Posted 8/29/2010 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello and welcome,
Here are a couple of links to threads re postpartum depression:
Also have you had your thyroid checked ?  You may want to ask your physician re this test.
Congratulations on your new baby girl.  I wish you happiness.
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   Posted 8/29/2010 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
ahh addie so sorry you are feeling so blue at a time that should be happy for you. Do you have any friends or family that you can confide in? Do you have anyone that can give you a break? Please come here when ever you need to vent. I'll put you in my prayers. all the best to you that you start feeling better. Congrats on your newest addition!

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   Posted 8/30/2010 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you stkitt, I did check out the links you posted. I have not had my thyroid checked in some time but will ask the doc about it.
Thanks for your comments; I do have a support system of friends and family; my husband is not all that supportive as he doesn't know how to handle my anxiety let alone the postpartum stuff.  He's getting a little better though. We have had sooo much going on the last 3 months with the new baby who was born 3 weeks early, and then when she was 3 1/2 weeks old, she was hospitalized with a virus; upon return home, my 2 year old had the virus and then I got sick the next week. about a week later, we started moving. I just returned back to work a week ago and had a really rough first few days back, missing my girls and wanting to be home. I feel torn between the 2 girls at times and now feel torn between work & home!  Guess its no wonder why my anxiety got worse; I think everything just caught up with me when it all started settling down and I became depressed on top of it, crying for no reason at all, just feeling gloomy. I had a really good weekend but felt a bit weepy yesterday. Guess I will probably have ups & downs as my Zoloft increase builds up and my hormones begin to level out.  Of course, I am supposed to increase my Zoloft to 100mg and am reluctant to do so in fear of increasing my anxiety :( 

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   Posted 8/30/2010 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, that is a lot to handle at once. Moving can be stressful. Having a new child can be stressful. Throw in the virus thing, another child, work, etc.... it adds up and can easily become overwhelming. You have a lot on your plate. And I don't know how long you've been on the Zoloft, but if you're increasing it now that might partially explain why you've felt blah (since your body is used to a lower dosage), not to mention all the other stuff going on.

Sometimes all you can do is take it one day at a time. Try not to worry about all the things that need your attention. You can only do one thing at a time. Good luck. Try to stay encouraged. And of course... congratulations. :)
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