Happy Nine Months, Paul! YOUR MOTHER HAS GONE CRAZY.

Yesterday Paul turned nine months old. I celebrated by going to my doctor and getting a diagnosis of post-partum depression. (We go all out for birthdays around here.)

I have a prescription for anti-depressants and a couple natural supplements to try first to see if I can avoid medication I’d need to be tapered on and off. I didn’t think I had anxiety (just depression), but man, this green-tea extract natural anti-anxiety from the hippie supplement store definitely makes a noticable difference. (I don’t think it’s a placebo effect since I fully expected it to do nothing, as I don’t have anxiety. Or so I thought.) I’m hopeful the natural seratonin booster will work, too. (That one will take a few weeks, just like pharmaceutical anti-depressants.)

Meanwhile, I’m trying to figure out just when I turned into a full-fledged hippie, what with the cloth diapers and crazy supplements.

I took this picture of my yard 5 minutes ago.

Comments

  1. I’d be interested in the name of that supplement! Sounds cool. Hang in there!

  2. I too would like to know the name of that. Also I would like to know where you got that amazing drying rack!

  3. I’m so glad that you’re seeing an improvement. Go you! Love the drying rack in the sun, too.

  4. I’m happy you’re feeling more…happy? less anxious? I don’t know. Just better, I guess. xo

  5. I could go for some hippie anti-anxiety supplements too. To match my cloth diapers.

  6. I’m with Erin … where did you get that drying rack?

    Also, very glad you’re feeling better.

  7. Hope you’re continuing to feel better! I’m adding to the calls for the name of the supplement and the source of the drying rack.

  8. You’re not crazy. Though you may be a hippie.

  9. I am sorry about the PPD. I have a lot of experience with depression. It’s brain chemicals and hormones. Don’t be afraid to take the meds, you can take them for a short term and then be done.

  10. Just catching up on your blog…First off, I’m sorry the weaning hormones have hit you so hard! Also, I can’t believe your supply is tanking, you had superboobs in Arizona! Crazy. I am seeing a bit of a boost with the mother’s milk tea.

    I am intrigued by this anti-anxiety stuff, mind sending me the brand name?

  11. Yes I have a prescription for anti-depressants and a couple natural supplements to try first to see if I can avoid medication I’d need to be tapered on and off.