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ask: I seem to be getting extremely sad later in the afternoon.

By cheersarp2001
 
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My daughter is three months old and my son is three years old. I get more sad at night and evening and seem to be okay during the day for the most part. Their Dad and I seperated while I was pregnant and he helps me with them when he can but I try to explain my feeling to him and well some guys just dont get it. It seems I an actually feel when the seratonin is pumping in my brain heavily bc I get these extremely happy and excited feelings at times but then just as quick it feels as if something just sucks all the seratonin out of my brain and Im sad again. I also was diagnosed ADHD (IM hyper in no way but very distractable) and I also have been diagnosed with manic depressive disorder but not sure if I am in fact bi-polar but it seems to be accurate. I go to the doctor tuesday so just wanted some input beforeI go.

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Rosa Cabrera RN

Cheersarp2001,

Thank you for your post. Based on the information you provided it does seem that your diagnosis of bipolar disorder is correct. However, since you've recently had a baby (congratulations!) many women suffer from post partum depression. The fluctuation of hormones going on can certainly take it's toll on a new mommy and as long as you don't have any thoughts about harming yourself or your children ppd is perfectly normal and treatable.

Have discussion with your doctor to see if he thinks your recent pregnancy may be playing a role or if it is the bipolar disorder at a bad point.

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