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Old 11-02-2006, 10:14 PM   #1
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lack of sleep - mixed symptoms?


Due to relatives coming to stay, I've been consigned to the couch for a few nights and so have been sleeping like s*it. Lack of sleep is usually a big trigger for me, but along with the usual things - irritability, restlessness, sped-up thoughts and whatnot - I've been as teary as anything...??

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Old 11-03-2006, 01:12 AM   #2
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Re: lack of sleep - mixed symptoms?

I can totally sympathize, in fact Im kind of a little hypomanic right now myself and your post reminded me to go take my meds, some benedryl to help me unwind a little and make me drowsy. Other times I make myself something warm to drink then read or watch tv and drift off to sleep.
As a last resort I get out the benedryl or other sleep aid and play computer games until I get drowsy. Company will be leaving soon and things will get back to normal. Hang in there!

Old 11-03-2006, 10:45 AM   #3
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I hear is a trigger for me, I avoid it whenever possible...Good luck & "this too shall pass..."

Old 11-05-2006, 07:07 AM   #4
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Re: lack of sleep - mixed symptoms?

Irritability and agitation mixed with tearfulness/depression sounds like a mixed episode to me. It may subside after the company leaves and you get some good sleep. I had a mixed episode for 3 months last year and I had to start on Lithium for the first time in over 8 years since diagnosis. If you continue to feel this way, you may have to talk with p-doc about tweaking meds, that is if you are taking meds. I hope things work out for you and you feel better soon - soft

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