I don’t experience mania so I really have no idea what I am talking about, but do you take it all at once? With such a short half life maybe dividing it up twice a day might help even things out and might maintain a constant amount in your system rather than one big hit of it per day that then it fades away later on.
@headspark: You’re spot-on-- that’s what my pdoc recommended also. The thing is, this med makes me super drowsy, and I sometimes have work in the mornings, so it makes me leery to take it in the AM as well.
There is an extended release form of Trileptal, but it costs like a bazillion dollars, and of course insurance doesn’t cover it.
I know what you mean. I have insomnia and I take 1.5mg of clonazepam every night for sleep but it has a major tranquilizing effect on me and I am a zombie in the morning. It makes working earlier shifts harder, but it’s a trade off I had to make in order to get some sleep.
You’re welcome, other than my insomnia I’m doing great, thanks!
I was recently feeling a bit manic for a few days but finally I think that the increase in my Risperdal dose is working now.
Didn’t feel manic yesterday and so far today I’m doing pretty good.
I wish you well on your Trileptal increase.