Hi can I have a post please?
It’s a bit of a long one so bear with me please😊
I had my baby just over 6 months ago and I never got baby blues I never felt low and I was doing amazing, i was happy! But when she was about 2/3 months old I started feeling rubbish, I can’t budge my baby weight no matter what, I never get out the house because I have 0 confidence and I often panic when I’m out alone, my partner never comes out with us or spends time with us (he has really bad anxiety and worries when out with us but he panics incase the baby has one of her meltdowns although he’s brilliant with her at home he’s scared incase he can’t settle her or anything) even though he knows how happy it makes me… I kept getting feelings and having dreams that something seriously bad was going to happen to my baby(this was another reason why I constantly stay in my house) so I decided to go to the doctors and see what they said… I poured my heart out to the doctor and told him how down and fed up I am when In fact this should be the happiest time of my life… it seemed like he didn’t care and he fobbed me off with sertraline anti depressents, he didn’t even give me an appointment for a follow up to see if they were helping he put them on repeat prescription and sent me on my way… I’ve been on these for about 6/7 weeks now and they don’t make me feel even remotely better, I know they often take a while to get into your system but surely I should be feeling a slight bit better by now?
So my question is if I go back to the doctors do you think they will give me something else or will I have to stay on these and waste my time going to the doctors?
Also any ideas how to get past this panic stage so I can start taking my daughter out without worrying constantly?
Again sorry for the long post lol needed to get most of that off my chest xx