I just found out that unisom, taken long term, causes hallucinations, paranoia, anxiety, anger, constantly wanting to fight, rapid mood changes, memory loss and more. I was just curious how many of you that had been on unisom long term through your pregnancy and had been diagnosed with psychosis?
Brief story of my journey.
Just curious, how many of you had been told to take unisom throughout your pregnancy? My husband said I became a very different person ever since the pregnancy (obviously changes are going to happen). Well I was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis 7 months after I gave birth. I definitely was experiencing things 2 days after the birth. At first it started as I thought an elderly couple had been sent to watch my daughter (as she was flown by helicopter and in the NICU for 2 months). Things were still fine. I stopped taking unisom for 2 months while I breast fed. Then I started taking it again and a month later I thought a dead woman thought she'd be a better mother than me. I'd always see her hanging over my daughter. It still didn't scare me. It just made me feel like a horrible parent. (My daughter has a lot of medical issues and I felt like I was failing her). After 2 more months of taking it I thought my friend that killed themselves was hanging over my bed with a demon attached to him. Scared me but I still was okay. After 4 more months of taking unisom, I then thought that I wasn't allowed to tell anyone about my nightmares. That if I did the demons would torture me till I killed myself. And that I was not allowed to touch my daughter. I then went on meds to cure my psychosis. I finally was doing better. I had stopped taking unisom for a few months because the meds I was on made me sleepy. When I stopped taking them I started taking unisom again because it really helps me sleep. All my doctors know I take it and my therapist and med doctor knows I still take it. Well now I feel like i did when i had psychosis.