Hey! I def. am not going through depression (I never have for any reason before in my life) BUT oh my goodness am I getting cranky LOL! Poor DH. I find the littlest things so aggrivating anymore.
I hear that many women do go through depression though and they can prescribe Zolaf or something that is safe...maybe talk to your dr. and see what they say??
Good luck and congrats on a healthy heartbeat :)
I have a history of depression, and I actually think that pregnancy is helping me through it. I wasn't on any medications (haven't been since 2005) but would get really bad PMS/depression. Well, since I'm not having PMS, I have been pretty good. I do have crappy days every now and then, but so far, so good. Hormones affect everyone differently, and every pregnancy differently. There are meds that you can take during pregnancy, but I would go through your OB.
I understand where your coming from on the depression deal. I was on medication for anxiety/panic attacks and that med was an anti depressant. I came off a couple months before my hub and I started trying and did ok. I think a lot of it (atleast for me) is where you feel like poo and the thought or smell of food makes you want to vomit and your family is sitting around eating everything like fat cats. That upset me a lot. I get to the point of where I dread going to bed because I know how I will feel when I get up and I see my hub just skipping around all happy and I feel like tossing my cookies. It is hard to deal with when you feel this way, but I have to keep reminding myself, it's not going to last forever, it may seem like it....but it's not. I have set myself up a "goal" for when I should be feeling better and it gives me that "light at the end of the tunnel" feel. Good luck and try to stay positive :)
I too have had alot of depression but mine started when I starting trying to concieve the whole journey got me frustrated and depressed and now I can't seem to shake it. I am completely lazy and don't enjoy much of anything I use to I just want to sit home a sulk. I don't want to be at work or exercise all I seem to want to do is sleep or lay around like a bum. I really hope I snap out of this. I feel so bad like I should be so happy that I'm going to have my first baby.
I was definitely feeling a little depressed, I am normally not depressed. I am 9w4d today. It was the worst between 7 and 8 weeks, I was so tired and nauseated and just felt very sad and lonely, even with a wonderful husband and daughter. Then I realized I had stopped taking my omega-3 supplement (DHA and EPA), it's a fat your body NEEDS but you can only get it from dietary intake or supplements. It is found in fish but I hate fish so I take a pure, mercury free fish oil in the form of EPA and DHA. I began taking it again and within 2 days I felt amazingly better. Your brain is mostly made up of fat and the baby/placenta take up so much of your own nutrients while they are forming. Pregnant women are especially vulnerable to depression and mood changes if they don't have sufficient supplies of EPA/DHA in their systems. I would go to a trusted health food store or get a physician grade supplement of EPA/DHA. It works wonders for me. And baby needs it (especially in the third trimester) to help form the brain! Hope you feel better, it is a scary feeling to feel that way, especially when you are not used to it.
i cried almost all day today. I am so emotional latly, i cry for no reason why watching a movie. it is strange for me
thank-you all so much for sharing your experiences...all your advice and recommendations have helped lift my spirits tremendously!! it helps knowing that i am not alone in my feelings!! mom2, i think your right....i have been so sick to my stomach and it's hard to eat ANYTHING or even cook anything. my ob prescribed zofran to help with the "morning sickness". the pharmacy was out of it on friday, but the script should be ready tomorrow. keep your fingers crossed that it helps!! i am so sorry to hear that you are so down, colorado...please feel free to pm me if you need someone to talk to or listen. thanks again, ladies!! God bless xxxxxx