preventing post partum depression/anxiety?
I have always had terrible periods (painful bedridden cramps, sore breasts). Anyway around the age of 33\34 I started having severe anxiety and depression, intrusive thoughts, rages. Needless to say I was diagnosed with anxiety and went on Prozac. Roughly 1 month later I got pregnant. I went off my meds and all anxiety and depression disappeared...until roughly 5 months postpartum and I experienced the darkest depression of my life bordering on psychosis. Went on celexa, pulled me outta the abyss. Was off and on the celexa (I would go off it,then relapse with the anxiety, insomnia, rages, (not so much depression) for a couple years then when the celexa stopped working I was told I must be bipolar and put on lamictal and ativan (I was having terrible insomnia and panic). 8 months later I get pregnant and again like magic nearly all my depression and anxiety disappeared!! I'm off all meds and due to deliver in 3 weeks. I am scared to death of what my body is going to do. Is there anything preventative I can begin? I have an appointment with a D.O. who specializes in hormonal issues 2 weeks after delivery. I'm really scared of the depression and anxiety.