Re: Questioning possibility of bipolar
P.S. Racing thoughts are a part of mania, but a manic episode usually occurs when someone hasn't slept for 5 or more nights. The only exception to this would be if you're a rapid cycler like I am and your moods change every few days, several times a day or (in my case) every hour and sometimes every minute.
If Seroquel isn't helping you sleep, I would ask your psychiatrist to either increase your dosage or switch you to a different sleep med. I take 100mg of Trazodone when I'm feeling level and 300mg when I'm manic or can't sleep. When I take 100mg, it works within 20 minutes. When I take 300mg, it works within 5.
Atypical Bipolar I Disorder with Rapid Cycling
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN
Last edited by dreams in neon; 03-05-2009 at 08:48 PM.