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Old 04-06-2009, 10:12 AM   #1
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hi everyone
i am new here hope someone out their can help me i have had bad insommia for the past 6 years some nights i don't even sleep been to serveral doctors sleep lab, been one on med after another to sleep works for a while then does not. my current doctor is battfled he has put me on drug after another , i told him i am becomming deppesed because of the not sleeping he has put me on zolfolt, my question is i think i am biopolar he says no u don't have the systoms of it like mania etc does that mean u are constantly going anf going little sleep etc. maybe someone out their with biopolar can tell me what they feel. could u suggest a sleeping pill aometing to get me to sleep i have been checked for all my health their a possibitly that my horomes could be causing this. my doctor ssays i have aniexty how can that cause u not to sleep?
thanks again high hopes

 
Old 04-06-2009, 04:00 PM   #2
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Re: confussed

Anxiety can cause you not to sleep by just thinking and thinking and worrying when you should be sleeping instead.

And yes, you do have to have mania in order to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

 
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:09 PM   #3
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Llama brings up a good point about anxiety keeping you awake. I take xanax at night to help me sleep. It's anti anxiety, and it makes you sleepy so you might want to discuss this option with you doc if you haven't tried it already. You do have to have mania periods to be diagnosed bipolar, but you might have a diagnosis of chronic depression. I would see a pdoc(psychiatrist)for an evaluation if you really think something is wrong. Good luck! I hope some of this info helped you.

 
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