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Old 10-07-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
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BP sleeping habits.

I can't sleep but when I do I sleep FOREVER, and try waking up and fail.
I am about to crash head first into my keyboard I'm so tired.

Does taking energy shots or caffine pills work, or are they dangerous?
Never tried them, but it is my last resort, I can't go on like this much
But I've been taking B12 vitamins that don't do a thing.

Help please! I've got to wake up.

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Old 10-08-2008, 07:28 AM   #2
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Re: BP sleeping habits.

Are you currently taking meds? If so it doesn't seem to me that they are working. I do not recommend taking massive amounts of caffeine as that can react with your other meds and maybe not affect you mentally the way you would like. When I have too much caffeine I get aggressive, irritable and not pleasant to be around. With the medicine I'm taking it takes my body 20 hours to metabolize it so any caffeine I take in is in there for at least a day. I do not know what you are taking but this is some food for thought. I would consult your doc before making any changes like that. In a way isn't that self-medicating?

Old 10-08-2008, 07:50 AM   #3
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Re: BP sleeping habits.

What are you taking? Too much seroquel and I can barely crawl out of bed, maybe it's one of your medications?

As for caffeine, I think it's not so recommended for those of us with bipolar. Granted, I drink an obscene amount of diet coke, so I clearly don't follow that advice. But I really would be more concerned with figuring out what's causing your fatigue.

Also, just a thought, but have you had your thyroid checked recently? For women, the older you get the higher your chance of having low thyroid levels, which can be completely exhausting, and if you're having bloodwork done you might have your iron levels checked, and I think they can test your B12 as well (not sure about that one.)

Hope this helps. I know how disabilitating fatigue can be--that's one of my major problems when depressed.

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