Originally Posted by seaturtle
Yes and yes. I get completely exhausted, feeling sometimes that anything is indeed an effort, including opening a can of soup. I am that way tonight, almost crying because I had to spend an hour covering my garden against the frost that's coming, and empty my 10 cat litter pans. Usually, I'm okay about it, but I was near tears because I needed to sit down so badly.
I am BPII and experience this, so I can't imagine the exhaustion you must feel after an episode. I've resigned myself to having to rest and rest.
I don't feel as tired after a manic episode as I do a mixed episode. I've only had 3 mixed episodes (the other 2 occurred last year -- I didn't know what was happening to me until my tdoc explained that I had a mixed episode in both instances) but after each one, I felt like I had been run over by a truck. I feel like that right now. I'm very hungry too (I haven't eaten all day), but I don't have the energy to make even a simple bowl of cereal.
I'm glad I don't have any plans for tomorrow. What I think I'm going to do is sleep as long as I can until I feel rested. If that means sleeping until 5pm tomorrow afternoon, so be it. The last thing I want is to give my pdoc something else to be concerned about because I arrive at my appointment on Tuesday very tired or manic.