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Postpartum depression

Hello - I am suffering from postpartum depression. I am irritable have anxiety about both of my children's sleep. I would never hurt my baby, but I have rage when I can't control the situation. I am moody, cry quite a bit and have been very short tempered. My doctor prescribed Zoloft, which I have not taken as I am weary of taking antidepressants. I am also breastfeeding. What can I do? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you
  Zylbs11 on 2012-06-28
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
There are several medications that may be relevant, but to determine what you need, please answer the following questions:

Body Type:
General appearance:
Have you used homeopathic medicines before? If so what, and what homeopathic potencies did you use?

1. Describe your main suffering?

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

6. Which time of the day you are worst?

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? Example- time, temperature, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing etc.

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc?

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others?

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.
(For Females)
24. If your menstrual cycles are not normal, please describe the irregularities, like pains, moods, flow type, clots etc.

25. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner.

Parakletos; Practioner of classical homeopathy.
Parakletos 7 years ago
112 Lbs
General appearance: tired, dark circles under eyes, skin dry, poor posture

1. Anger/rage mixed with joy. Anxiety.

2. Jittery feeling in the chest. Tingling hands and feet uncomfortable dry eyes. Clenching teeth.

3. Anxiety over not being able to have control. Anger/rage toward my baby. No patience with any member of my family

4. I feel as though I am going to explode. Like I want to scream and cry and hit something. I feel shame. I feel helpless.

5. Two weeks after I got home from the hospital once my husband returned to work.

6. 12:30 when my older child naps and between 5-10 pm

7. I'm not sure

8. Maybe hormonal

9. Dry weather/cool weather

10. I am moody, easily stress and overreact, arguing

- calm
- yes
- yes smell, light, Especially noise
- I don't feel a strong connection with friends. I miss my family terribly and I resent my husband
- yes I bite the inside of my cheeks

11. I fear that I will negatively impact the individuals that my children will become

12. I crave watermelon, salads, ice water. Aversions very spicy foods

13. Excessive

14. Normal

15. No

16. Normal - head and limbs

17. Regular, soft dark

18. Well when I can sleep. Right side lying

19. No

20. I don't think so

21. Just chamomile tea which makes me sleepy and calmer if I drink like4 cups

22. Heart disease

23. Tired, unatractive unkept

24. No cycles yet, I am breastfeeding

25. No major diseases but I have hpv

Thank you!
Zylbs11 7 years ago
I was treated by a homeopath as a child not sure for what but not since then I was younger than 10.
[message edited by Zylbs11 on Thu, 28 Jun 2012 01:51:53 BST]
Zylbs11 7 years ago
Hello again. Thanks for the quick reply.

I think you should start treatment with a medicine called Ignatia. Begin with potence 200C. It may be that you need a higher potence later, so it may be practical to purchase both the 200C and 1M.

Once you have these remedies please contact me for an explanation of how to use them.

Regards; Dr.P
Parakletos 7 years ago
Can this affect my breastfeeding infant in any way?
Zylbs11 7 years ago
Also, to clarify is this ignacia amara?
Zylbs11 7 years ago
No, only in a positive way, in that the child receives a calm and rested mother.

Parakletos 7 years ago
Thank you very much
Zylbs11 7 years ago
I had to special order the dosages and will have them tomorrow afternoon. How should I take it once I have it?
Zylbs11 7 years ago
Depends if there are pills, tablets, granules, liquid.
Parakletos 7 years ago
Boiron granules
Zylbs11 7 years ago
Okay, take 10 granules. Pour them into the lid to the container. Into the mouth, let them melt under your tongue before swallowing.
The medication must be taken at least half an hour before or after food. No coffee, caffeine. Or strong stuff, menthol, camphor.
After this wait 3-4 days. Please contact me after this. Or if something special happens.
Please ask if you have any questions.

Dr. P
Parakletos 7 years ago

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