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over the last week, which has been quite busy by my standards I have found it increasingly difficult to sleep. Flight of ideas, musical ear worms and all that jazz. My husband made me aware that I was going high and begged me to get some help. So, ignoring him I went off to do my volunteer work, but a good friend suggested I ring the surgery asap. Result - have been prescribed some sleepers. Will see consultant later this month. I feel glad that I could be seen so quickly and sad that I was too unwell to do the full day volunteering. I should know by now that for me lack of sleep is a warning sign that mania is round the corner. Yet when I went on Lithium 2 years ago I thought it would be a 'magic' panacea to bring a halt to these mood swings. I wake up feeling pretty lousy and over the last week I end the day on a definite high and unable to sleep. I would welcome insights from those of you who are on Lithium. I tried CBT tecniques on my racing mind last night and to no avail. A frenzied search of my meds drawer garnered 2 Lorazepam which definitely helped me get 2 hrs sleep. I thought Lithium would totally free me from these attacks. Any ideas?
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