I’ve been writing and re-writing this post for a little bit now. The depression has been worse lately, whereas the anxiety seems to have improved a lot. I drove about half of the drive from Lufkin to San Antonio. I’m pretty proud of that. I didn’t have an anxiety attack and I wasn’t so stressed I I ground my teeth until I had a headache. I haven’t slept well the past two nights and it’s taking its toll. I got used to not having any real low days in awhile. Anxious? You betcha. But not low. Sometimes when things are really good for awhile I kind of forget what the low feels like. For me it feels like a heavy and empty feeling in my chest coupled with a wet clothes feeling. I remember as a kid going out on the lake with my mom and step dad and being thrown in, sweater, jeans and all. When we got back out the feeling of being weighed down persisted until I dried completely. #postpartumdepression#postpartumanxiety
Autumn Witt-Miller is a mother to 2 children, and is a military spouse. She writes of her daily struggle with Postpartum depression and anxiety. She and Frances Lejeune are sisters, and often refer to one or the other while dealing with their struggles. You can find more of her stories on her Facebook Blog A Journey Through Postpartum Depression.