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I had our first child in January and I had pretty strong PPA, which was surprising for me since I'd only previously heard of PPD. I definitely wasn't depressed, but I was extremely anxious and panicky, nearly all of the time for about 4 months PP. It was at it's worst when I had to go back to work. She's almost 10 months old now and I am doing a lot better, but I still have moments of intense panic (to the point of feeling like I am going to black out) most often on Sunday nights. I don't ever talk about it because I don't think a lot of people understand (I swear, if one more person tells me "Oh, all new mothers are nervous" I will bust a cap in someone...) I am sorry you are going through this and I hope you are feeling better soon!


Good luck with fighting your dragon.


xoxo Julie. I had adoptive PPD (Post Placement Depression) after Anouk came home. Take your time, we'll all be here when you're ready.

Liz K.

You've made a brave first step. Get better and hang in there, friend.


Hang in there. x

The Feminist Mafia

Thanks for telling us. You are very brave. Hang in there! You'll get through this just like everything else you've conquered.

Lynn in Tucson

This is one of those awkward "Gee, I don't really know you but I think I'd like you if I knew you and what could I possibly say" situations that arise in blogland, isnt' it?

In all sincerity, that really sux and I'm sorry to hear it. Try to breathe.

Thanks for sharing your story and the link.


Hang in there. I know you'll slay that dragon.


Hang in there, and battle away. We'll be waiting when you return victorious.

Miss Scarlett

Have you read the children's/adult's book about battling dragons? It is an incredibly well written book - and is all about anxiety. If you don't know I can find the info for you.

As a person who suffers from bouts of anxiety you have my sincerest sorrow to hear you are experiencing this. Sending you a big, big hug and assurance that as much as it may seem impossible - this too shall pass.

lori z

Hopefully you have some chainmail to protect you during your battle. Hang in there!

Louis' mom

This too shall pass. Many of us have been there and back and you will too! ending mental chocolate to you! I just want to make sure they have checked your thyroid and you aren't having post-partum hyperthryoidism. This happened to a friend of mine and she thought she was going nuts with anxiety but it was really a wacked-out thyroid. Good luck and we'll miss you!


Hang in there. Thinking of you.


Sending a virtual suit of armor your way. :)


poo :(
take your time- you will make it, I am sure.
virtual hugs from germany!


sending positive vibes your way...wish i could give you a hug!!! hang in there.




I have a 7 month and a 2 year old. I hear ya, sista!!

Be well.


We're here rooting for you and will be here when you get back!


Big big hugs.


all the best to you and your family and many many good wishes and thoughts of healing and strength being sent your way ...


I predict a big win for Julie Frick.

Hanging out with the nephews this weekend meant constantly talking about you and how cool you are, you know.



Give that dragon hell Julia. I'll keep you and the Frick family in my thoughts.


Awwww sweetie. Hang in there, love yourself, and breathe, breathe, breathe.


We're all thinking of you.

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