Depression

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Depression

Postby Mariewinsin » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:41 am

Hey there. I hope that you all are doing good. How to deal with depression in infertility. I know that it is a very sensitive issue. It requires guts to talk about it. But I really want to know about it. I've seen women crying over this thing. I've seen them getting themselves on antidepressants. We all know that family is the greatest blessing. We all know that it's wonderful to be pregnant. Everyone dreams to have one. Everyone wishes for it. So it's a real heart-wrenching thing that a woman can't have children. It would be so nice of you if your replies add to my info. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Depression

Postby FarmerL » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:17 pm

How to deal with depression
... Go shoe shopping and join support groups. Seriously, for me, I needed a diagnosis. Then I was frantic until I had a treatment plan and timeline. Now I have to wait a couple months until the next step so I keep a journal, count my blessings many times a day, and put energy into my job, church, and extended family. Coffee helps too! I wonder if oxytocin would help also, it is a happy hormone? Read somewhere that you can buy oxytocin sprays.
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Re: Depression

Postby @whenmytruerainbow » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:19 am

I know how it feels, dear. Here it's vital to have one another for support. My husband has always been amazing and positive over fertility treatments. He always told me we just had to work harder than most to get there! Actually the path was never that easy. We passed 2 failed ivf rounds with own eggs. This time we found ourselves overseas preparing for ivf with donor egg. I think I’ll feel better when we hear back from the consultant on the egg histories and what she thinks the plan should be with egg donors. It’s just exhausting because even when you’re having a “break” you’ve still got so much to think about! The last 2 years of my life have just gone so fast with all the tests, treatment etc. :hugs:
Looking forward to getting my positive mojo back! I really need it!
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Re: Depression

Postby AmySmith » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:52 am

It's good to see that you're talking about this. People do not regard mental illnesses as important. Especially for women trying to conceive. That's really unfair, to be honest. It's good to see you raising awareness. Thank you for discussing this! I hope it changes the general mindset. This is the only way to do it! Keep up the good work.
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Re: Depression

Postby hannahdavid » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:26 pm

I myself suffer from this. It is important to first surround yourself with positivity. Make sure that people around you are not critical towards you. For me strangely the clinic made a huge difference because the one I am visiting now is soo much more positive. I felt really good about everything. Other than this visiting a therapist is really important as well. I hope you are soon able to recover. Sending baby dust your way.
-Low AMH and High FSH
-Poor Ovarian Reserve
-5 IUIs (failed)
-1 IVF (failed)
Life is a total mess
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Re: Depression

Postby Caprice » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:33 am

Depression is a big problem, along with other mental illnesses. Most women experience this during their TTC journey. It's because of the added pressure to give birth and the fact that nobody can anticipate being infertile. Children are always seen as something that will happen eventually in life. It doesn't work that way for some, like us. I'm glad you're raising awareness about such an important problem! Thank you for this.
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