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  1. If only! It certainly would be nice. Alas, I think the same thing that gives you all that energy is what causes the crazy.
  2. This is an issue for me as well. I used to be fine when I was always having to go out and see/meet people for work, etc. But now, being at home almost all the time, I find that it’s easy to avoid the shower. Similarly, I have trouble with housecleaning since I almost never have anyone over these days. It’s gotten so bad now that it seems like an insurmountable task. As for solutions, I don’t really have any, other than to somehow alter the things that led to this situation in the first place, which seems unlikely to happen. Beyond that, maybe making a schedule that you adhere to? I’m thinking of trying it. Set an alarm and get up like you have to go in for work, and schedule a shower for sometime within the first 30-40 minutes of getting up. Be dressed and ready to “commute” to work within another 15-20 minutes. The problem, of course, will be actually doing it when you know you really don’t have to. In any case, it’s just a thought.
  3. I’ve used Abilify before, but not Rexulti. I don’t recall having more issues on it.
  4. Depakote is the only med that I’ve been on throughout all the spending sprees in recent years. What meds were you thinking of?
  5. I get them even when I’m not manic. I get them when mixed, and now, it seems, even when I’m depressed, too. Do you get them outside of mania? I also have OCD, so perhaps that can cause spending sprees as well? I’ll have to ask pdoc. In any case, they’ve really done a number on me over the years. I sit here wondering how I could possibly have spent that much money. I mean, I have some things to show for it, but also a lot of money seems unaccounted for. And some things are just ridiculous, like the amount of books I buy, with no space to put them (fortunately several hundred are on Kindle, or it would be even worse). I also bought nearly $1500 in seeds that I can’t possibly ever use, and spent way too much on gifts for friends. And don’t even get me started on my food delivery spending! Also factoring in are ridiculous amounts of soaps and sex toys, not to mention electronics and software that I don’t even use. It’s killing me, and my future. Does anyone know how to cope with this?
  6. My pdoc said there was an interaction, because I asked about adding Lamictal to Depakote a while back. I’ve been on 500 mg am + 1000 mg pm Depakote for 4 years now, and it’s a good anti-manic (although I still get mixed about once per year). I was hoping to add lamictal for its depression-fighting abilities, as ADs have been very disappointing for me. But it turned out there was an interaction with at least the Depakote, and maybe another one of my meds, too, and so, while it could be done, there was some risk, and I would have to have frequent blood tests. So I decided against it.
  7. My cat. She’ll be 16 in a few days, so I worry what will happen when she passes. But I also have the hope that I’ll find a combo of meds that gets rid of my symptoms again. But mostly just the fact that the alternative is less appealing to me at this point. I’ve definitely been in places where I’ve felt it’s the other way around...many times. Just not right now.
  8. I am pretty sure that I’ve basically been having mild mixed episodes the past few years. I’ve had hellacious ones in the past, and these are mild in comparison. I get mostly manic symptoms, but with agitation and depression added in. Just not nearly as severe as my ‘normal’ mixed episodes. My meds keep things from going too wonky on me these days, but these milder episodes turn up from time time anyway. Since depression and mania both come in various strengths and flavors, I don’t see why mixed episodes can’t too.
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