I tossed and turned and half fell asleep but never got into deep sleep. My neck hurt so bad and my mind wouldn’t shut off. It’s not good. Now I need to decide whether to go do stuff today or cancel plans in case I crash. I still feel wide awake though. It’s not good I tell you.
That’s the worst, @Leaf. Do you think it’s mania-related, what with the holidays coming up and all?
Feel for you. I had difficulty falling asleep years ago. Now my Amisulpride and Seroquel helped me a lot. I take 25mg Seroquel before bed. Hope you find your methods for helping with sleep.
I don’t know if it’s mania, I’m scared.
I’m sorry you’re scared @Leaf
Are you having any symptoms? When I don’t sleep well I usually have an increase of them the next day.
Try to take it easy this morning, and I hope you have a good day today
Thank you, no symptoms, I just feel anxious. Like I don’t want to go do anything but I have stuff to go do. I’ll be ok. I just have to tough it out.
You got this! Sometimes a nice cup of tea can work wonders on anxiety. Wishing you well!
I’m like that if I get not enough, or any, sleep. It took me a while to go to sleep last night, too. I hope you can do what you need to get done.
We’re here for you!
Thank you ladybug
Can you go do what you need to do but schedule yourself a mandatory nap? Make yourself at least try to get some sleep around lunch.
Yea, I can do a little nap after my workout if I can get sleepy. Maybe after morning meds I’ll get tired.
Not sleeping, having visuals, stressed about Christmas going right and seeing your kids.
Watch yourself closely, and please try to sleep. I’m worried about you.
I know you’re good on your meds, and you work your programs very well. I hope if just a mild rough few days that alleviates as time goes by.
I’m wishing you well leaf. If you need a buddy, you’ve got a llama on your side
thanks llama, that means a lot. I’ll be ok. I just have to tread carefully right now.
You’re smart, and you know that you’re rocky. You aren’t blind to your symptoms and still retain insight as far as I can tell. That’s a boon, and something to be admired. Being able to self assess, you’ve succeeded in that very well.
You’re coping well, and you can get past this.
I think when your kids get there and you actually have Christmas, things will smooth out.
You’re so welcome, hon… extra hugs for you!
Christmas is a big stressor for everyone. But to be honest it’s the drive that has me on edge. I have a phobia of going highway speeds, and it’s not just for myself it’s for my loved one’s and others also. I just freak out at the thought of it. And I’m really anxious. And I will be until they are back home safe and sound. I need to work more on this phobia but therapy still hasn’t started and I have an appointment on the 20th to find out when it starts. So hopefully soon I can start working on this and get some relief.
Again, your self assessment is on point, youve Identified an issue and admitted its an issue.
I get iffy about driving now a days too, I don’t drive when having visuals. I remember a trip I was on and I kept seeing dead mangled bodies on the side of the road. Had to pull off and switch with my fiancée.
The car is safe, they just took it in. They can promise to take it safe and mild while driving. And statistically, the chances are astronomical that something tragic will happen.
Don’t know how much that helps, but I hope at least a little.
Who is driving BTW? Someone with a good record I hope.
My son in law who wrecked a car when he was a teen, but that was when he was first driving. He’s a good driver now I think. I keep telling myself they will be fine, but the anxiety wells up. There is so much that can happen on an 8 hour drive. I hate the distance. I hate the highway. I just need to stop thinking about it now.
My apologies if I riled your anxiety up. That wasn’t my intention.
I’m wishing you and your tribe well.
Nah you’re fine Llama, much love. I just gotta get to my workout now. See you later.