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Old 06-24-2008, 10:15 PM   #1
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Cant Sleep-Just need to vent!

Just need to vent. I can't sleep for the past week. I lay in bed for hours trying to. I called doc, she never called back. It started after the new meds so I'm assuming its related. I'm gonna call again tomorrow. Already missed 4 days of work. Gonna go in tomorrow, but if still can't sleep, I'm calling off again.

I'll end up getting an occurance for it, but at this point I don't care. If I can't sleep, I'm not productive, not to mention I'm cranky and not sleeping makes me even more depressed. I did have 1 high day (for a few hours at least). It was the first one ever and it felt great. Then it died down. Wish I can have that feeling again. Just needed to vent. Thanks for listening

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Old 06-24-2008, 11:58 PM   #2
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Re: Cant Sleep-Just need to vent!


Sorry you can't sleep, that's a real bummer. I went for 5 days last week without sleep - I was a complete basket case.

I hope your doc calls you soon. What meds did you start?

At least try to lie down and make yourself rest with your eyes closed. Your body will listen to that, even if you can't sleep.

Good luck!

Old 06-25-2008, 05:23 PM   #3
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Re: Cant Sleep-Just need to vent!

Hey Lizen - I completely understand the insomnia feeling. I've been getting that a lot recently. I end up crashing the next day for two hours, but I can't even stay asleep long enough to catch up on my sleep! A friend of mine with insomnia (but not bipolar) suggested I try doing yoga & meditation before bed, so I've been trying that for a while. I'm still skeptical, but I feel like it does work (ie, calms me down tremendously) some nights. Normally I feel guilty for clearing my mind and thinking of nothing (like I should be doing a million projects or I'm wasting my time), but giving myself permission to relax MAKES me relaxed. If that makes sense.

Anyway, good luck with everything!! - Rama2

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