Just need to vent. I can't sleep for the past week. I lay in bed for hours trying to. I called doc, she never called back. It started after the new meds so I'm assuming its related. I'm gonna call again tomorrow. Already missed 4 days of work. Gonna go in tomorrow, but if still can't sleep, I'm calling off again.
I'll end up getting an occurance for it, but at this point I don't care. If I can't sleep, I'm not productive, not to mention I'm cranky and not sleeping makes me even more depressed. I did have 1 high day (for a few hours at least). It was the first one ever and it felt great. Then it died down. Wish I can have that feeling again. Just needed to vent. Thanks for listening
Hey Lizen - I completely understand the insomnia feeling. I've been getting that a lot recently. I end up crashing the next day for two hours, but I can't even stay asleep long enough to catch up on my sleep! A friend of mine with insomnia (but not bipolar) suggested I try doing yoga & meditation before bed, so I've been trying that for a while. I'm still skeptical, but I feel like it does work (ie, calms me down tremendously) some nights. Normally I feel guilty for clearing my mind and thinking of nothing (like I should be doing a million projects or I'm wasting my time), but giving myself permission to relax MAKES me relaxed. If that makes sense.