Diet pills gave Queens woman insomnia, put her in mental hospital: lawsuit
She wanted to lose weight but instead lost her mind.
A Queens Army Reservist who took fat-burning pills spiked with illegal stimulants suffered insomnia that caused her to act so bizarrely she was committed to a mental hospital, according to a shocking lawsuit.
At the height of her sleep deprived delirium, Sainah Theodore, 26, got into arguments with strangers, stopped her car in the middle of a busy intersection and finally tore a screen door at her home and stabbed pillows and pictures until medics had to be called, her lawyer Brian Pascale said Wednesday.
“I couldn't believe all of this happened to me. It was a blur. I had no recollection of my behavior,” said Theodore, a sociology student, emergency room clerk and Army Reservist.
In a lawsuit filed Monday in Brooklyn Supreme Court asking for unspecified damages, the Cambria Heights woman placed the blame with Natural Health Food Center in East New York.
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