After my son was born, I couldn't sleep. I was hospitalized after 5 days of 0 hours of sleep. My doctor prescribed Ambien, and referred me to a psychiatrist. The pdoc prescribed Zoloft and Seroquel. She asked what medications I was taking, and I told her Ambien and Claritin. Two nights later I was still having issues falling asleep.
I had to run to Target to get groceries, but I was completely out of my mind due to the ambien and seraquel being a bad combo. I walked right out of the store without buying the groceries. It was $60, so I was arressted at 11 am and in jail for 24 hours before released. I did not even comprehend what was going on until about 11 pm in jail. Texas cracked down on theft cases, and found me guilty. I was guilty, but I had no idea what I was doing. The Pdoc was not supposed to have me continue on BOTH Ambien and Seroquel.
I would have been smart enough to know that these drugs do not mix, but insomnia can hinder judgement. It's cost me about $4500 in fees, approx 200 hours in time, and I still have to try to get my record expunged. I am lucky my kids were at home with DH when I was arrested, and that nothing happened to them in my insomnia/medicated state. Currently, I'm not sleeping great, but taking benedryl to help.
If you are having PPD, or random insomnia...make sure your family knows to help keep an eye on you. There will be times where you are not thinking straight. Have somone review the drugs you are taking.