I am 21 and have two babies (17 months and 4months) I have had depression for about 6-8 years and I'm always tired. I get moods swings where I just get mad and irritated about everything for awhile then I'll be sad then okay then maybe happy or sad again then I'll be depressed then angry again and I have no motivation or energy to even get up and cook or do dishes or laundry.. I have felt like this for a very long time and have never seen a Dr or anything about it.. Since I've had two kids its been getting worse because I'm a full time stay at home mom so its hard with two babies and constant mood swings plus constant anger and I want to get this under control for my kids i dont want to be a bad mother (my mom was like this too but much worse always depressed and sitting in her room) to them because i dont have a handle on my emotions.. Does anyone know what may cause this? And/or tips or meds that could help?
It sounds a lot like bipolar disorder to me. You need to see your dr. If you don't know a psych dr, go to your PCP and talk to them. They might want to do some testing to rule out anything physical anyway. They could give you a referral. Bipolar disorder is very treatable with the right meds. I found out I had problems when I had my last baby too. It was terrible. I didn't want to bond with him or take care of him at all. The smallest thing would set me off. I was in nursing school at the time so I went to the school counselor. He recognized my problem right away and sent me to a psych dr. It was the best thing I ever did for myself. I wish you well in your journey and God bless.
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