... i was having but now im like in this fogg and sometimes it feels like im gunna die or something like im so tired but i cant sleep and my mind is confused and lately ive been in this fogg like all i wanna do is lay down i dont want to do anything but it doesnt quite feel like a depression and i dont want to be stuck on medicine my whole life for ppd its like i cant shake it and i've been on cymbalta and i want to get off i went from 30 mg to 20 i dont want to be on meds for the rest of my life!!
Welcome to the site! I recommend that you talk to your doctor about the Cymbalta. Drugs.com says:
"Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself."
"Call your doctor at once if you have:
•headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, feeling unsteady, seizure, shallow breathing or breathing that stops; ... "
It sounds like you may be experiencing what we on DC affectionately call the "brain fog". There are many, many antidepressants you doctor can try; SSRI's, SNRI's and Triptylines. Sometimes it is a hit and miss situation to find the right med for YOU. Once you find the med that works best, you will not mind taking it on a more long-term basis, since you will not have these same side effects. All meds have potential side effects, but many are manageable.
Best wishes to you,
Hi, welcome to the site. I'm sorry you are having such a tough time right now. How long ago was you child born? 'Commonly' this type of depression lasts for around 4 weeks after giving birth. My sister has recently given birth, and she suffered in this way post delivery. It lasted for a few weeks, and then lifted, thank goodness. I'm hoping your experience is similar. Please don't be afraid to take antidepressants long term. There is nothing wrong about it. I know SO many people that take them, including myself. They allow me to live a better life, so i'm happy to take them for as long as i need them. Are you staying in close contact with your doctor while you are going through this? Please use this website as support as long as you think it helps... there are members here who have been through the same as you.
Is there someone helping you out at home, giving you chance to take a lay down when necessary? As Kathy has said, there are many antidepressants you can try, maybe Cymbalta isn't for you? If you haven't seen your doctor recently, please make an appointment to discuss how you are feeling at the moment, they should be able to help...
i had ppd really bad it started when my daughter was 1 month old shes now 2 it typically lasts for a year but if those who have it worse it stays longer i do feel like im in a brain fog but i also got out my birth control which can make you feel like this for a few weeks too i have to wait but my symptoms are worse at night and when im tired so im thinking i may need more sleep but thats hard when im a natural night owl and i have insomnia and melatonin doesn't work at all it gave me horrible headaches but i don't like to be dependent on things i want my body to do what it should and yea as you can tell its day time lol so im a little better at my wording
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