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Thank You for Helping Me Climb Out 2014

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Yesterday was THE day. We Climbed Out of the Darkness. It was challenging, it was HOT and I honestly had a few fleeting thoughts of turning back before reaching the top. It’s amazing how similar climbing Stone Mountain was to climbing out of depression. When I was reminded of the correlation, I could NOT… would NOT give up. I naturally thought of Miley Cyrus’ song, We Can’t Stop. lol

…And we can’t stop
And we won’t stop
We run things, things don’t run we
Don’t take nothing from nobody
Yeah, yeah

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Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Today, We Climb…

climbgear_zps96ee82c3Today, I will be climbing Stone Mountain with Team Atlanta! I can not believe the day is here. I’m excited, nervous, emotional and READY. Ready to join forces with family, friends and other Warrior Moms! As of today WE have raised nearly $1900! That is amazing. All teams collectively have raised over ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS!!! Now that is really amazing! This is only the second year of Climb Out of the Darkness, last year I believe $40,000 was raised for Postpartum Progress. I can only imagine what is in store for next year. Read More »

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

PPD: David Gray “Back In The World”

Check out this awesomeness! Go on, watch it! THE amazing David Gray allowed his new song Back In The World to be used in this video. I’m am honored to be included. The purpose of this video is to let moms that are suffering from postpartum depression (or ANY maternal mental health illness) know that she CAN get BACK to who she was. I know that when I was in the thick of it, it felt like there was no hope; like I would never be the same. This inspires and evokes hope. ONE week until we climb!

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

I am BACK!

I'm back, from postpartum depression

#backintheworldOh my goodness! It has been ages since I’ve posted here. So much has happened over the past year. I have had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I have truly evolved, transformed, morphed (what ever you’d like to call it)  into a new woman. From this point forward my posts on Vainmommy will reflect that.

As you all may know I been dealing with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety (PPD/PPA) since A was born in January of 2013. I had several months were I felt great but, a few weeks ago I hit a rough patch. There’s nothing like believing you are out of the woods only to realize there’s still lots of ground to be covered.  After seeing a new doctor and with medication adjustment I’m feeling better.

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Update…I’m Perfect!! :/

So as you may or may not know I decided something must be wrong with me…phyisically and I was pretty sure it was my thyroid… I went in to get lab work and everything came back great…normal. I know I should be jumping for joy but I was really hoping something would come back … Wrong… I was hoping there would be something to fix.

After getting the “great” news that everything was ok I only got worse. The crying continued, I wasn’t sleeping but was SO tried, didn’t want to leave the house. And one night, through my tears I told DH to find my script I was ready to start taking my antidepressant that was prescribed to me back in April.

This time I started with half the dose prescribed and had a much better experience. I didn’t feel drugged or spaced out. I actually began to feel “better”.

I now get out almost everyday with Ari, I haven’t cried once (and I was crying every single day) . I found a really great support group, its amazing how good it feels to know I’m not alone. I still have tough days but that’s life.

All in all I’m glad I finally did what I needed to do get get out of that dark place! Hopefully life will only get better!

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety