crtclms Posted April 3, 2012 Share Posted April 3, 2012 I bumped my lithium just under a week ago. I know I have written some novels here in the past. But for the last couple of days, I am really vomiting words onto the page. But I feel like I can't leave out a single detail of what I have written, and that I am as succinct as I could possibly be, even though I know on some level that isn't true. It is making me feel self-conscious about posting. I talk myself into it, but I feel a little out of control, I can't seem to stop "expressing" myself, and I keep thinking of more "important" details that I have to tell you about. I know this can be a symptom of mania, and have found a few sources that say it could also happen while depressed. But I have been depressed for a while, and there is no way I am hypo, even if my depression may be improving. I'm not saying I couldn't end up hypo, I just mean I can't be hypo right now. Plus, isn't it sort of impossible for me to get hypo because of lithium? I understand that I can get hypo while medicated with lithium, but I mean the lithium itself can't cause it, can it? This over-writing really started within the last few days. Even my husband has noticed it. Could this be the lithium? Could it be a very mild mixed-state? Is there even such a think as a "mild" mixed state? My sleep has been more restful, even though I am still on an insane schedule. I am sleeping a little less than normal, but I have been through this entire episode. The change is that now I feel like I am getting "good" sleep. See what I mean? I can't stop. I feel like there are 1000 more details you need to know before you can answer, and I am forcing myself to stop. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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