Hi all- I'm so glad I found this group. I've been feeling so alone since I came down with PPP after the birth of my baby girl in Sept. 2014. I had no history of mental illness and no one in my family is bipolar. My therapist said it was the "perfect storm" which made me susceptible to PPP. We had a lot of stress when I was pregnant. When I was 4 months pregnant we moved out of state, I quit my job, and we moved away from all our family and friends. Also I had a horrible labor (48 hours of hell). But our daughter was born healthy and perfect. About 3 weeks after she was born I became delusional. I was hallucinating and having hyper religious thoughts. I had not slept for 4 days. I was sent to the hospital and then psychiatric hospital. They out me on lithium and seroquel (for sleep). It has been 14 months since I got sick and I'm still on the Meds. I know I don't have bipolar but my psychiatrist is not convinced because I'm on lithium. I'm hoping to start weaning off the lithium soon. Just wondering if there's anyone else out there whos had PPP who is not bipolar? I know it is rare to get PPP and not have bipolar but I KNOW I am not. Thanks for your help!
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