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12/08/2009 02:35 AM

Stopping Anti-D's and emergence of hypomania

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Here's an interesting article I read about stopping anti-d's and the possibility of induced hypomania:

I came across it while searching for clues as to why all of the sudden I go to bed at 11 pm and and up wide awake by 4 am dying for something to do. I will lay down later and take a nap, but I can't sleep for more than a few short hours at a time. Why? I quit yet another anti-d. I just can't take the damned things! I will call my NP in the a.m. and let her know I quit taking them 2 days ago, but I couldn't sleep on them, either. Well, I could, but I was up all night with restless leg syndrome-type issues then I would sleep until 2 or 3 in the afternoon. Not cool when you have kids. That and I became very agitated on them, as I usually do on anti-d's. I don't know what's worse, the depression or the "cure". I've tried so many different anti-d's that I don't even want to try anymore. I truly don't think there is one out there that I can take that is going to work without miserable side effects. I'm also tired of putting my family through "trial periods" of new anti-d's that all end the same: Mommy is grouchy and sleeps all day, then quits taking them then is up all night. *sigh* I hate this illness.


12/08/2009 03:23 AM


I just wanted to tell you that I had the same experiences... I just hope that you're feeling better today!!! It sucks though and it's okay to be tired!


12/08/2009 05:55 AM
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I am sorry you havent been able to find anything that has worked yet. Have you tried any of the old school meds yet? Lithium? Librium? I finally gave up on all the newer meds and thankfully gained stability and have felt great. I thought I was really going to lose it for awhile with all the horrifying side effects they caused. I always say give trial and error time and patience but I honestly wasnt sure how much more I could take myself. Wink Hang in there, we are all here for ya! I truly hope you find something that works for you soon. Hugs Stacey

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