The past few days I have had songs going through my head that I just cant get rid of. No matter how hard I try to think about something else, the song would always come back. Especially when I'm trying to fall asleep. I also keep having "conversations" in me head (one sided of course). Are these racing thoughts? I know I'm a little hypomanic right now but unfortunately I'm not hypomanic very often.View Thread
Have you tried Benadryl? I usually take a couple of them. The only problem I have is sometimes it takes a while before it kicks in. I love my Ambien, unfortunately it is habit forming. MelissaView Thread
I totally understand the Christmas thing. I wanted nothing to do with it this year too. Was even a bit mad when the kids put up the tree. Fortunately that lifted about a week before Christmas. I understand the grouchy thing too. Fortunately it doesnt happen often, but there are times I dont even want my husband or kids to touch me and I'm usually a very huggy person. I also understand the feeling alone part. Even though I have a wonderful hubby, I still feel like he doesnt understand or maybe that I'm over reacting to this? Does that make any sense? As far as meds go, I'm on lamictal and lexapro. Lamictal for me is wonderful. There have been no side effects, especially weight gain. You really should be on some type of med. Please talk to your pdoc. And trust me, all of us here understand what you're going through and are always here for you.View Thread
Hi Laura, I love the lamictal. I have no side effects with it. I dont remember if I did when I first started and the dose was being increased. It was increased from 200 to 250 mg a couple of months ago because I was getting some bad depression. It seemed to help for a while but went through a bad spell just before Christmas. Am doing pretty good right now though. I hope the lamictal works for you and you start feeling better. It is a wonderful drug for a lot of people but not for everyone. Keep us posted on how it does for you. MelissaView Thread
When were you diagnosed and what is your diagnosis: Diagnosed about 2 years ago with BPII but with depression for about 15 years before that.
Medicine regimen: Lamictal 250 mg; Lexapro 10 mg; Simvastatin 10 mg; Glipizide 10 mg; Lisinopril 20 mg; Ambien 10 mg as needed (although I try to get by with Benadryl)
Married? Single? Divorced? Married to the most wonderful man for 21 years. Dated for 5 years before we got married.
Kids: Pets: daughter 18 first year in college; son 17 senior in high school; Ruby, our puppy who is about 4 years old, lab terror (oops, mean terrier) mix and we adopted 2 years ago; Mittens, kitty who is 11 years old.
Triggers: Depression-stress, especially over money issues (sometimes just balancing the checkbook); sleep problems and this time of year because my wonderful father-in-law passed away 5 years ago on December 23rd. Hypomania-other drivers.
Although I usually just read the posts, you have all given me great advice when I have posted something.
I too have not been sleeping well lately but have been extremely depressed. Didn't get to sleep till 7 am the other morning. A lot of the time if I cant sleep I will take Benedryl. I do have Ambien, but only take it if I absolutely have to (I finally gave in and took 1/2 of one last night). I wish I had more advice for you. Hope you start feeling better soon.View Thread
Thanks Cookie. I was really wondering if it was common for someone with BP2 to only be severly depressed for a few days at a time. I am very fortunate to have such a wonderful hubby who has stuck with me since I was 15. Thanks for replying View Thread
Ok, this is going to sound really weird. I have been slightly depressed for a while now. The last two days though I have been extremely depressed-crying a lot, sleeping a lot (and taking sleep aids like Unisom to help me sleep, I think that if I'm sleeping, I dont have to think about stuff that is depressing me), and not much of an appetite. I have a very supportive husband who says he loves me so much (been married for 21 years). Sometimes when he tells me he loves me, it just makes me cry and depressed. Of course I dont let him see. I also cry sometimes during or after sex. When I am depressed like this, I usually feel that I am not good enough for him and he deserves better. I was wondering if its normal to be severely depressed for only a few days and if any one else has cried during the situations I have described. Hopefully you guys wont think I'm too weird for asking this.View Thread