I had ppp 2 years ago, but have had hallucinations most of my life.
Pretty soon after I was poorly my then four year old would be scared of scary monsters/ people/ faces etc that she’d see when she closes her eyes and when it’s dark. I have never spoken about my hallucinations to her so it’s not from anything I’ve said. I used to experience the exact same thing when I closed my eyes so it totally is happening. She’s now nearly 6 and still has what we call ‘vision power’. They are always scary, she has only ever had one fine one.
Today she told me she saw a man in the garden. Wearing a black beanie and black clothes dressed like a robber. He had a long beard and scary black eyes with white pupils. I went to check, but no one was there. Our garden is walled anyway and locked. She said she saw him again and I said are you sure it’s not a vision power? She said no they are usually 2D, this is 3D. I can see his skin and legs and neck walking carrying bin bags. Anyway, it kept happening again and again, he was walking towards her, then away etc etc.
it has been about 33 degrees today in London so I’m thinking the heat has got to her a bit as well. But I am worried to a certain extent. Mostly that they are always scary. She wants to see a doctor this weekend, but I’m worried the out of hours doctors with totally pathologies her when that is the last thing we could want. I did speak to my psychiatrist about it a while back and she said she’s not concerned and it’s more common than you think that children hallucinate which is good. But today was pretty intense. But obviously being through what I have, I can’t even say it it makes me feel sick. I never want her to suffer. She wasn’t gone mentally like when you’re ill, cos she’s not Ill, this is a variation of normal, she was still present and would go back to being fine when she didn’t see him anymore.
She is an amazing, incredibly intelligent and happy child other than these short moments.
Does anyone else have children who hallucinate? Please NO horror stories xx