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27 weeks pregnant and extremely depressed

I have had a struggle with depression and anxiety all my life, so it wasn't suprising that I started becoming very depressed a few weeks ago. It is not just one single thing in my life, I don't really know why I'm feeling depressed. I am 27 weeks pregnant and I think it might be the hormones??? I am having a hard time just starting the day. I work full time and have an eight year old and a husband. I am taking prozac, but it just doesn't help anymore. I feel very lonely, sad, and restless. I can't sleep and nothing I do makes me feel better. I just do not want to feel like this anymore. I wish there was a magic pill I could take to feel "normal" like everyone else.
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replied February 23rd, 2011
I have also struggled with anxiety my whole life. I am 22 weeks pregnant and VERY depressed, which is new for me.....I am also wishing for a magic pill:) This is my first child, and I am terrified that I am not going to love it, take care of it, etc.........you are not alone!
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replied March 21st, 2012
Hi, I'm currently 27 weeks pregnant and have a long history of depression and anxiety. I started getting bad again a few weeks ago, but the icing on the cake was when my boyfriend finished me 4 days ago because he couldn't handle my depression. I know the majority of how I'm feeling is down to hormones and I am on medication (citalopram). I keep telling myself that I do not want to fall back into old ways of being really ill so kick myself up the butt and today I even opened my curtains and cleaned my flat. Fight through it and don't give up. If the tears start pouring, let them out... I can't talk to people at the moment without welling up, but it releases the bad feelings. x
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