Chrissy Teigen suffers from postpartum depression.
The model is on the cover of the April’s Glamour issue, and says that at first she thought she was unhappy because she was living in a hotel while her home was being renovated, but even after she moved into their family home, something still wasn't right.
Teigen said, “I was different than before. Getting out of bed to get to set on time was painful. My lower back throbbed; my shoulders even my wrists hurt. I didn't have an appetite. I would go two days without a bite of food, and you know how big of a deal food is for me. One thing that really got me was just how short I was with people.”
She said, “I blamed it on being tired and possibly growing out of the role: 'Maybe I'm just not a goofy person anymore. Maybe I'm just supposed to be a mom.'”
Eventually, the 31-year-old model just stopped leaving the house, and said she "couldn't muster up the energy to make it upstairs for bed.
John would sleep on the couch with me, sometimes four nights in a row.
I started keeping robes and comfy clothes in the pantry, so I wouldn't have to go upstairs when John went to work.
There was a lot of spontaneous crying.
At first, doctors blamed her pain on a possible case of rheumatoid arthritis or a kidney infection.
Finally, her doctor listed her symptoms and realized she was suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety.
She says she has started taking an antidepressant, which has helped, and wants people to know that it “can happen to anyone.”