PND Confirmed | What The Doctor Said

Following up on my post about needing to see my doctor¬†because of me possibly having postnatal depression. I phoned up the doctor’s office on that Monday as promised and got an appointment for the very next day. And now I am pretty much PND confirmed.

I was extremely nervous on Tuesday morning as you could imagine but I went in. My doctor asked me about my symptoms, my emotions, my sleep patterns etc and stated that I definately show many signs of depression.

"amummyslifenz" "postnatal depression" "pnd confirmed"He prescribed me with an antidepressant called Fluoxetine which is apparently also known as prozac. ¬†It’s supposed to be safe for breastfeeding which is good because I’m still feeding Bella. At the moment I have to take one tablet a day and I have to make another appointment to see him before I run out so we can adjust them if needed.

My doctor did say that it does take 2-3 weeks to really work properly but I can honestly say that I’m already feeling calmer and less angry. I’m not yelling at my children anywhere near as much as I was and I almost feel like my patience level has risen again. I’m not completely back in normal happy mode but I feel like I’m a step closer than I was.