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Old 05-17-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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Feeling Tired After a Manic or Mixed Episode?

Hi everyone,

As you know, I had a mixed episode 2 weeks ago. Ever since then, I've been feeling extremely tired and worn out. Everything I do seems to take a great deal of effort including walking a short distance in my apartment from one room to another. Have any of you experienced this as well? I'm thinking about asking my pdoc to add Provigil to my regimen until I can get some of my energy back because right now I'm too emotionally and physically drained to do anything.
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:52 PM   #2
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Re: Feeling Tired After a Manic or Mixed Episode?

I wanted to add that I notice most people here on the board have BPII. Do you experience the symptoms I mentioned after a hypomanic episode?
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:06 PM   #3
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Re: Feeling Tired After a Manic or Mixed Episode?

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.

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Re: Feeling Tired After a Manic or Mixed Episode?

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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.

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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.
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Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

 
Old 05-18-2009, 04:10 AM   #5
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Re: Feeling Tired After a Manic or Mixed Episode?

I haven't slept since Thursday night/Friday morning.

I am probably going to sleep all day long.

 
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Re: Feeling Tired After a Manic or Mixed Episode?

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I haven't slept since Thursday night/Friday morning.

I am probably going to sleep all day long.
I'm sorry you've been unable to sleep and hope you're able to get some rest today.

I had a period of time 2 weeks ago where I was unable to sleep for 4 nights in a row.

I was able to sleep great last night and am now back to feeling like myself again. I'm still a little tired right now, but nothing like yesterday.
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Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

 
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