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#1 of 8 Old 01-14-2012, 05:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I don't know WTH this means, or why it's happening.

I have 3 mo old twins. I'll have them both with me, but then I'll still hear another baby crying somewhere. It happens a lot, and it's not a doll, as they don't have any that talk.

It's starting to freak me out; it makes my heart skip a beat, and I'll want to jump up & go get him/her. This has only happened since I started my meds (Zoloft).

How crazy is this?? Is it just a side effect??

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Sounds like a question for the Dr. that prescribed the Zoloft.  But it sounds like maybe you're hormones are making you hypervigilant-like when you're expecting a phone call and hear the phone when the shower's running.  I had some weird symptoms with PPD......at least you're anchored enough to ask the question.

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talk to the doc to find out if its a side effect. i get it too, i call them echos. it's like the echo of my baby's crying in my mind, even though i KNOW she's not in the other room crying. its a little freaky.


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Thank you, I'll ask next time we go in. It is freaky!! It doesn't sound like mine, more like a newborn.

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Oh, goodness, I just had a flashback, and I never had PPD that I know of (just sleep deprivation and anxiety) and I totally had that phantom-baby-crying thing. (My baby was a big crier.) If you hear it all day you're more likely to hear it in your mind.  :)   Still ask your Dr. though. 

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(I meant I had forgotten all about it until I saw your post, but I definitely used to hear a baby crying even when mine wasn't, in those first few weeks/months)

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I've never been on anti depressants but I have heard the phantom crying baby thing too. I would check with your doc but I agree with everyone else that sleep deprivation, crying babies, and stress can definitely do funky things to you, lol. Good luck Mama!


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My oldest was a big cryer so I was always listening for him... I distinctly remember thinking I could hear him crying when I would be in the shower, in bed or in another room and I'd go to him and find him sleeping peacefully. I think it's a combo of first-time-mama hypervigilance and lots of hormones! :) I never mentioned the phantom-baby-crying to anyone because I didn't want to sound crazy, but glad to hear I'm not the only one who heard the imaginary crying baby! :) 

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