I was diagnosed with Post-Partum depression 13 years ago after my 2nd son was born. I've been on various anti-depressents over the years, gone to various counselors over the years, and have recently began to make significant dietary changes.
I have tried a number of times to ween off the anti-depressants, but what I find is that I get filled with rage. I am short and snap at my family. I get feeling like everything in my life is out of control. If I snap in anger at my family then I hope they will notice how out of control the house seems to be, and our schedules seem to be.
After about 2 weeks of weening off I then go back on the medication because of the rage and how depressed I feel because of feeling "out of control".
I've never had feelings of suicide, or even been so depressed that I couldn't sleep, or couldn't get out of bed, or anything debilitating. In fact, I often think that I really don't suffer from depression because I can't relate to many of the symptoms others share. I just feel like when I'm not taking the Wellbutrin that I have too much to be responsible for and I get angry and lash out and my family when I perceive them to be "lazy".
A.D.D. runs in my family and I've never been diagnosed with it, but my son, my brother, and my father have. I wonder if that is my problem?
The majority of our disorders usually stem from childhood patterns. But, if you've had a very loving childhood, it may be a lack in Omega 3 fatty acids which is usually the case with postpartum depression. I recommend that you go carefully through the e-course to determine the cause of your depression and what to do about it.
There is hope! You are worth it!
Merri Ellen :)
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