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I'm stuck here in this place, my brain just won't shut down.  It's like little firecrackers going off all over my brain.  When I lay down and close my eyes it's like I see light that just forces me to open the lids and start working on my next project.  I haven't been this way in a long while.  Could my meds possibly be off?  Med list is in my about me.  Any opinions would be great.  Thanks.

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Hi, welcome to CB!

I'm sorry you are going through this and I hope you start to feel better soon.

Are you seeing a psychiatrist (pdoc)?  If so, does s/he know about how you are doing and feeling about what you described here?

Possibly a med tweak maybe?  Would you mind listing your meds in your signature so they are right there on the same page as your post?

 

(To add meds to signature ... Go to upper right hand corner where your avatar is, go down to account settings, then on the left click on "signature" to put them in)

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The sleep issue can definitely be a med thing--I'd say sleep issues usually are.  Looking at your med list below, though, I'd think at least the depakote would be knocking you out.  If it's not though--which it sounds like it isn't--I'd put in a call to your psychiatrist when you can.

Current Psych Meds =

Geodon 120 MG/Day

Lithium 1,200 MG/Day

Depakote 2,500 MG/Day

Vistaril 25 MG Up To 3 Times A Day

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5 hours ago, melissaw72 said:

Are you seeing a psychiatrist (pdoc)?  If so, does s/he know about how you are doing and feeling about what you described here?

I am in fact seeing a PDOC, however I am transitioning to a new doctor and have had about two months without a session.  I see the new doctor on the 25th so we can talk more then.

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Can you call the person in advance of the next appointment?  the 24th isn't forever away, but it's a long time when you have the symptoms you have.  If it keeps up, it may make sense to temporarily dump yourself inpatient to try to stabilize a bit. 

Although my guess is that it doesn't help, given meds you're already on, does benadryl at any dose do any good for you whatsoever?  I was thinking that because Vistaril might, there's a shot...but the rest make me think no. 

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8 minutes ago, Joker said:

I am in fact seeing a PDOC, however I am transitioning to a new doctor and have had about two months without a session.  I see the new doctor on the 25th so we can talk more then.

I hope you have a good appt with your new pdoc on the 25th. 

Idk about you but it stresses me out when I have to wait even a week to see my pdoc, especially if I am even going through a part of what you are going through, of what you said in your OP.

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Wow...  If a weird link shows up in this post ignore it I'm typing in the dark and pressed the wrong button.   Visteral works somewhat for helping me sleep but Ambien is my regular now.   My neighbor uses Visteril as a sleeping pill and it totally knocks her out.  I think its also of value for Anxiety.

I would add my voice to maybe getting in to see the new PDoc earlier.  Or at least phone the clinic and leave a message with the nurse.  They maybe able to prescribe something you can use for a little while until he/she sees you.

It sucks being up all night and yeah... Why does work seem to be so much easier at 4AM then 4PM???  Speaking of which I think I'm going to take a Xanax because the ambien is not cutting it tonight

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22 hours ago, HAL9000 said:

Visteral works somewhat for helping me sleep but Ambien is my regular now.   My neighbor uses Visteril as a sleeping pill and it totally knocks her out.

Visteril has never really worked for me for sleep.  I also have not had any luck with traditional sleeping pills like Ambien and Lunesta as they left me with bad hangovers and nausea.  I won't even consider Belsomra because of the Sleep Paralysis effects.  I already deal with the presence of an invisible entity so I am not looking to invite shadow people into the bedroom.  I'm beginning to wondering if going back to alcohol is the answer.  :(

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6 hours ago, Joker said:

I'm beginning to wondering if going back to alcohol is the answer. 

No!  Alcohol is the answer to anything (at least IMO)!  If that becomes something that you are starting to think about all the time, please call pdoc ASAP!  That would suck if you started using alcohol!

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