Post Partum Psychosis

Amy - posted on 04/12/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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5 weeks after my daughter was born I go tpost partum psychosis. I have never met or even talked to anyone who had it. I was just wondering if anyone had experienced it themselves.

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Christy - posted on 04/27/2010

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I haven't had PPP, only PPD. I wrote a paper about it though, and my research scared the hell out of me! Did you have to spend time in the hospital? How is your relationship with your daughter now? I'm sorry you had to go through that, it must have really sucked!

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Since people seem to be so ignorant about this - I have heard about this condition - IT IS NOT DEPRESSION. Not even close. A friends partner had two children and had this condition both times. She was told not to have any more children as she was at risk of getting it again and if so it could be permanant. She really wanted one more child and got it again and could not recover and to this day is still in care. It is quite a serious condition, you can't tell who will get it, it is not well known, and is not the same as geting depressed.

I am very sorry it happened to you and hope you are okay, the medication is very heavy and I can understand you wanted to come off it - I hope you were given good advice about it all.

Sujatha - posted on 04/25/2010

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post partum depression one common sign that almost every woman goes through,do some meditation and clam ur self

Deanna - posted on 04/19/2010

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Remember, the signs and symptoms of the medications that you started one year ago. The meds were to suppress false reality and calm the anxiety and reduce the symptoms of depression as you function daily. Remember post pardum is natural and it is suppose to happen. The female body takes on a lot and most times it takes time for the body to respond back to the mind in a reasonable time. Allow your self those six weeks or six years, if it takes that long to heal, restore and vamp your self to your regular regimen of medications. You are not sick your level of serotin my be down.

Amy - posted on 04/19/2010

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No. I went off of them last year. They made me really tired and I had a hard time functioning on them. I also experienced post partum depression after the psychosis was over. I think the meds made me even more tired, so I went off of them.

Deanna - posted on 04/18/2010

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Hey, I just joined because your question was interesting. Are you currently on antipsychotic meds?

Amy - posted on 04/17/2010

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not at all. Its like you go crazy. I was paranoid, delusional, manic, and alot of other things. I couldn't sleep and I felt like all my thoughts were rushing inside my head and I couldn't shut them off or go to sleep. I had all these thoughts about everthing. Things that weren't real but I thought they were. Before I had it I had never even heard of it. And the only time i've heard of it since was on the news. When mothers kill their kids. I never had any thoughts about hurting myself or my kids though. Thank god.

Angela - posted on 04/13/2010

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what exactly is post partum psychosis?? is it very similar to depression??

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