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The Block’s Jess Eva reveals what it’s like being on antidepressants for postnatal depression

The Block’s Jess Eva has candidly spoken about her battle with postnatal depression and revealed what it’s like to be on antidepressants for it.  

Speaking on her radio show, Triple M Sydney’s Moonman in the Morning, the 33-year-old former reality TV contestant said that antidepressants make you ’emotionally numb.’

The mother-of-two said she was on the medication for five years after the birth of her son Freddie, five, and has just recently gone off them. 

Candid: The Block's Jess Eva reveals what it's like being on antidepressants for postnatal depression (Pictured with husband Norm on The Block)

Candid: The Block’s Jess Eva reveals what it’s like being on antidepressants for postnatal depression (Pictured with husband Norm on The Block)

‘There’s certain things in life that I didn’t find scary, cause you get emotionally numb, that I’m finding a little bit scary to do now that I’m off them and can feel emotion,’ Jess said. 

She explained how the antidepressants made her ‘flat line,’ saying: ‘The lows were so low, you sacrifice the highs to not get the lows.’

Jess – who rose to fame on The Block with builder husband Norm – said that she went on a slippery slide at Sydney’s Luna Park at the weekend and loved the experience as now she can feel emotion.   

'You get emotionally numb': The mother-of-two said she was on the medication for five years after the birth of her son Freddie, five, (pictured) and has just recently gone off them

‘You get emotionally numb’: The mother-of-two said she was on the medication for five years after the birth of her son Freddie, five, (pictured) and has just recently gone off them

'It's wild!' Jess - who rose to fame on The Block with builder husband Norm - said that she went on a slippery slide at Sydney's Luna Park at the weekend and loved the experience as now she can feel emotion

‘It’s wild!’ Jess – who rose to fame on The Block with builder husband Norm – said that she went on a slippery slide at Sydney’s Luna Park at the weekend and loved the experience as now she can feel emotion

‘Have you ever been down a slippery slide without your meds (sic)? Oh my God, it’s wild!’

‘Normally on my meds (sic), I would be like, “sit on the slide. Wee, this is nice.” 

She said however that she was scared of seriously injuring herself. 

She added that she now feels good, saying: ‘I haven’t felt emotion for five years, this is awesome. It was truly incredible. But I’m fine.’  

Jess and Norm share two children together, daughter Matilda, two, and son Fred, five, with the family recently adopting an adorable Moodle puppy.  

Family: Jess and Norm share two children together, daughter Matilda, two (pictured), and son Fred, five, with the family recently adopting an adorable Moodle puppy

Family: Jess and Norm share two children together, daughter Matilda, two (pictured), and son Fred, five, with the family recently adopting an adorable Moodle puppy

In February, Jess shared a candid Instagram snap of herself crying in the bathroom as she dropped Freddie off to school for the first time. 

‘He was fine, I wasn’t,’ Jess said. 

‘Going home to have a wine. This is too much for my soul.’

She added: ‘It makes me want to breed like crazy… my ovaries are yelling out… don’t grow up, but at the same time I’m so proud of you. Hand me a glass… Mamma needs to take the edge off. Love ya.’

'Is being bloated a blessing?' Earlier this month meanwhile, Jess shared to Instagram a snap of herself with a rounded tummy, joking that she looked pregnant

‘Is being bloated a blessing?’ Earlier this month meanwhile, Jess shared to Instagram a snap of herself with a rounded tummy, joking that she looked pregnant

Earlier this month meanwhile, Jess shared to Instagram a snap of herself with a rounded tummy, joking that she looked pregnant. 

She said that a woman came up to her in the supermarket and thought she was expecting. 

‘Went to buy a BBQ chook at the supermarket and a beautiful old lady walked up to me and put her hand on my bloated guts and said “It’s such a blessing.” I didn’t want to disappoint her so just said, “I know… thank you,” and she walked off!!!,’ Jess wrote. 

‘Is being bloated a blessing? I think Mamma might need a salad bahahahah love ya!’

If you or anyone you know is struggling, contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14.

Her experience of medication: She also explained how the antidepressants made her 'flat line,' saying: 'The lows were so low, you sacrifice the highs to not get the lows'

Her experience of medication: She also explained how the antidepressants made her ‘flat line,’ saying: ‘The lows were so low, you sacrifice the highs to not get the lows’

 

Daily Mail UK

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