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Did anyone have hallucinations after baby was born? Were you diagnosed with postpartum psychosis? related questions

  • 1Did anyone have hallucinations after baby was born? Were you diagnosed with postpartum psychosis?

  • 2My 1st born child was diagnosed with ASD, if i'll have another baby, will he have the same condition?

    My 3 1/2 yrs. old son was diagnosed with ASD-highly functional type. My husband &I, (before he was diagnosed) was planning to have another child so it won't be too lonely for him to be an only child. We've been trying for more than a year, but i didn't get pregnant. I still want to have another child even after the bad news we got about my son's condition 4 months ago. My husband on the other hand, changed his mind totally. He's scared (now, I am too) and worried that if we'll have another one, it'll have the same condition or worst. Is, this possible? The doctors here in the Philippines can't really tell us the cause of my son's condition. I gathered from my research that there are too many possible causes to become autistic. But, my husband seemed to think it's genetic (w/ my son's symptoms &our research about this challenge, he figured out that he is ASD-highly functional type too). What are the odds?

  • 3Postpartum depression turn into postpartum psychosis?

    Hi all, about 7 months my life about my once happy life become a nightmare. My son was then 14 months old and I started having intrusive thoughts about him from nowhere and scared me and made me ashamed and depressed by thinking about them and then I started having about myself and my boyfriend. I became very depressed because I would never act on these thoughts, but I was intrigued by the fact that I had them and could only be happy more and then I started to feel out of it and in a dream. I was afraid it was postpartum depression and went to the doctor and the doctor diagnosed me with Adjustment Disorder with depressed mood. I could not believe that all this was on top of that all the time while I was there I was running and she prescribed me with Zoloft in which I did not take it really? ! 1? I'm taking Zoloft for a condition that had never heard of. You should have received a second opinion and went to another doctor, but I did and just suffered in silence with this feeling of it and dazed along extreme guilt about my son I had those thoughts and deep depression. I also had extreme anxiety when my boyfriend goes to work. Since then I started noticing that my thoughts began to turn irrational and I know it is irrational to reality after solipsism I found online term derealization by mad here ... and I cry every day and can not feel happy and I feel like I will never be the same again. So my question is if this sounds like post-partum depression that was misdiagnosed and entered into postpartum psychosis? or am I going crazy or what? these are my symptoms now crying every day strange thoughts (I know it's weird is why I am in trouble over them) very depressed nothing

  • 4How to tell if my hallucinations are due to psychosis or lack of sleep?

    I have Bipolar 1 with psychosis and in the past ermmm, 5 days I had like between 9-12 hours sleep. I spent 3 nights with no sleep, had 2 nights of **** sleep and stayed up all night again last night because I am not tired and feel great to be honest. Anyways I am getting auditory hallucinations and I have no idea if its the psychosis again or the lack of sleep?!

  • 5Can you take Sertraline if you suffer from audio hallucinations and psychosis?

    Ive just been put on Sertraline, and it says in the leaflet not to take it if you suffer from psychotic conditions. I suffer from major depression, audio and visual hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms. Is it ok to take the Sertralline? Does anybody else have the same case?

  • 6Is this PostPartum Psychosis?

    Daughter is 3 mo. old, dealt with physical &emotional abuse after birth, him cheating and left, theres more but rather not get into it. Does this sound like postpartum psychosis? No doubt I have pp depression. Symptoms? -Insomnia -Talking to self -Suicidal thoughts -Harmful thoughts to others -Demonic thoughts -Feeling of Possession -Blanking out -Demented Dreams

  • 7Wat psychological disorders is a baby born with and expresses the symptoms early on :?

  • 8Over a year since our baby was born and my wife is still totally uninterested in sex. Is that normal?

    My wife gave birth to our first child and only about 15 months. Our baby is healthy and well , and my wife is physically healthy . But your sex since before the baby was born has been reduced to zero . We both work , and both are busy . And I know that motherhood has meant a much higher burden to my wife . But she always comes home and tells me that, compared with other women She Talks To, who is grateful for the amount of aid they give to the baby and the house . We talked about the problem . It does not really fit the symptoms of postpartum depression . Since the birth of our baby , I've had a vasectomy , so no fear of another pregnancy ( we both agreed we do not want ) . She recognizes that her sex drive is gone , and she feels bad about the effect it has on our relationship . But she does not want to force something that does not really feel inside, and I do not want that . What are the possible medical or psychological causes of this problem ?

  • 9Do I have the baby blues or postpartum depression? Or nothing?

    I had my son a week ago and since he is at home crying all day at random , for things such as not spending so much time alone with my husband and not go to bed together at the same time , and cry when I think about how I do not know when we can go back out to the movies etc just because breastfeeding my baby and he has to be with me to feed ... I get stressed about starting him in a bottle in a couple of weeks and I get stressed by things like take him to the mall or store because I'm afraid that I would wake up and cry and I had to leave because he was hungry etc. .. Is this normal to stress again ? I have postpartum depression fear ... I can eat and shower and do the normal things in the house , as far cry clean and such, but I do ... My mom had postpartum depression when she had my brother 25 years ago , so I worry I'll get it ... I hope it's just the baby blues or nothing at all ... What would you say ?

  • 10Postpartum depression or psychosis? what should i do!? bipolar or anxiety? 10 pts best answer?

    I've had personality and self esteem issues as long as I could remember, but I managed. Read my previous questions to get more into depth about that. I'm looking for someone who's really willing to try to figure out my problem on here. Anyways, I had some depression and tooons of anxiety my whole life I've had MAAAJOR hypochondria and just a lot of characteristics of either adhd or borderline personality Ivee never been evaluated though. I also was raped at 14 and then made bad decisions after the rape that drove me more downhill. At 16 my anxiety peaked, I used my boyfriend as a crutch...he made everything better...only when I was with him this true hell would go away. I got pregnant...I was sooo excited to be a mom My hypochondria peaked during my pregnancy I was also not able to keep my relationship with william due to him cheating and being selfish and stubborn and I was also selfish and stubborn and had trust issues and was a cranky pregnant beeeotch. I always worried about physical medical problems,not mental. Well after hearing about schitzophrenia....I looked up the symptoms people get before they get schittzophrenia....I fell into a hugeee depression and anxiety...I thought I was mentally doomed and was gunna be a crazy person....I tried to tell myself that my reaction to this along with the intrusive and weird thoughts I had been getting were just pure o ocd and I pulled myself together the best I could because a few days later....I went into labor. My labor involved some anxiety but I expected soooo much worse. My labor was 24 hours but I can honestly say it went amazinggggg. Well the moment they layed bella on me...I knew something wasn't right. "Omg this isn't what I expected.....I can't cry right now....I don't care to hold her right now....do I not love her?....she's really not that cute" were all the things going through my head. I fell into a huuuge depression. I began having intrusive thoughts that scared me to death...but I knew they were thoughts and id neeeever act on them. I did feel disconnected from my baby and like I didn't love her and couldn't bond with her and it killed me inside....but I wasn't delusonal and new my thoughts were wrong. I knew this was just my ocd and depression. I told my doctor and he put me on 50 mg of zoloft asap Being obsessive I quickly researched about psychosis and bipolar and mixed states and bad experiences with zoloft...my depression was getting better but I felt bad anxious...but thought it was probably due to my researching. After 2 weeks I was feeling so much better...almost no intrusive thoughts. I was still low on energy and not myself...kinda in a daze...but I pushed myself and was being a decent mom...then one day I got the thoughts again about harming my daughter...then I researched and assumed I had bipolar disorder and borderline personality and was heading towards psychosis.....my anxiety is soooo bad. Not panic attacks but always anxious in a negative way. I feel like I don't wanna hold or do anything with my baby. I feel anxious and uncomfortable when I do....I know I could never hurt her....but now I get thoughts in my head that are "I'm going to kill her" "I want to kill her" .......I don't want to....I have no urge to...when this plays in my head I cringe and say no that's sick I would never I'm a good mom and love my baby...the reason I think I'm getting these thoughts is because I read what people with psychosis think so I'm trying to have those symptoms...but I know those aren't my real thoughts....I'm so scared...I'm sickened with myself. I'm so depressed and anxious....I see a psychiatrist on the 21st....idk if I should go to the hospital or not...logically I know id never go crazy or hurt my daughter but when I have this anxiety I'm like omg what if I do and I get these racing thoughts and uncontrollable negative thoughts...its so uncomfortable. Idk if my zoloft stopped working and now I feel worse than ever(my OB upped my dose to 100 the other day) or its just me fighting it...or if I'm bipolar...or just need a new medication. I'm also doing CBT....my therapist is pretty much against medications and I'm just in a tough situation. Should I just wait until my appointment in a few weeks or go to the hospital? Any advice? Any ideas of what's wrong with me and any advice? I reallly need it. Id appreciate if someone would read all my past questions and take the time to try to help me. I desperatley need it. All I want is to get better to be the BEST mom to my beautiful babygirl....and speaking of her being beautiful I get intrusive thoughts like "what if she's ugly",,,,"what if I don't love her" when she's crying and I'm not even annoyed I get thoughts like "what if I yell shut up?" I get ones like "I hate myself" whe

  • 11Can I suffer from a Postpartum Depression even my baby is not with me due to work?

    Well, my baby is not with because I'm working in a different area. It's like 10-12hrs away from my permanent home. But I frequently go home to visit her 1-3 times a month, on weekends mostly. Lately, I've been crying for no reason, i easily get mad/irritable, insomnia/hard to sleep, loss of appetite, negative on everything, thinking about dying (not suicide though), headaches, loss of interest and a lot more. I don't know what's the root of everything, it feels like I'm surrounded with problems. Btw, my daughter is 1 year old.

  • 12I had my baby a week ago and seem to have all the symptoms of postpartum depression. Help?

    I haven't been able to sleep right for a week and I feel really scared, sad, and hopeless...no matter how exhausted I feel I can't fall asleep on my own, and when I do sleep it's very choppy and almost makes me feel worse.I want this to pass, I want to feel normal again...have you ever been through this? How long did it last? What did you do to get help? Everyone keeps telling me this will pass but it doesn't feel like it. I'm still breastfeeding as well, wondering if I should stop?