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08/23/2011 12:13 PM

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Seriouslyseeking
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My mania has become stronger and stronger. I don't know if my turning 39 makes a difference, I couldn't survive with out my mood stabilizer and ambian, I literally can not sleep without them. I feel so dependent on my meds rather then b grateful I have effective treatment. Some people in my life call me a pill head or some other term, b/c my short term memory has been negatively effected. In the last few yrs I've been in the mental hospital 3 times. Can anyone relate with out of control mania?Blink
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08/23/2011 01:01 PM
lost4good
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Watch baseball or bowling.. dumbs me down real quick LOL. Don't know.. sounds like you need to touch bases with your caregiver.

08/24/2011 12:46 PM
InvisibleMe
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You may need to tweak your meds. I call in to the pdoc for an appointment sounds like a good idea. I finally got my mania in tact when I was hospitalized last year.

08/24/2011 02:11 PM
danzig621
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Ambien made me dumb. i was always in some sort of fog. but you are taking it because you cannot sleep without it. that is the point of it, other people can call you whatever they want...they can sleep without meds because they are not bipolar. have you tried anything else for sleep? i see some folks on trazadone, some taking zyprexa at night. do a little research before seeing your doc. sometimes (with some docs) i find it easier to deal with them if i have some ideas of what to try next.

good luck!


08/24/2011 02:57 PM
lost4good
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I have ambien, and rarely use it for the reason danzig621 said and because it feels like a hard liquor handover with the fog.
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