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Sleep Disorders board

I have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder type 1 for about 4 years now. For the last year or so, I have suffered from severe insomnia. I won't sleep for 2 or 3 days average a week. I don't just have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep, I flat out don't sleep all night. I've tried sleep meds, benzo's, over the couter meds and prescription. I don't drink caffeine, I excersise 5 days a week, I limit my sugar intake. My bipolar meds are: Lithium, Abilify, Seroquel, Celexa and Tegretol. Does anybody have any suggestions?

I'm seventeen and also bipolar and have sleep problems occasionally, but not continuasly...it sounds that you're manic. Seroquel usually helps with sleep - it sedates, but if you're manic, it might not work. I used to be on it, but it interfered with my schoolwork because I couldn't focus. The only dose of Seroquel that worked for me was 400mg. for sleep, but because it continued throughout the day, I stopped it. Abilify is supposed to help with sleep as well, but it didn't for me. Other than that, I don't know much about the meds...I don't take the others so I'm not sure. I'd discuss this with your psychiatrist to see if he/she has a suggestion or perhaps a change of meds or a dosage change.