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happy bill
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   Posted 5/16/2010 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
 
   As you all know i live a hypomanic lifestyle LOL LOL LOL  However it is a hypomanic that i have complete control of, not it having control of me. However as i have been having this fairly stable, long run of things i have noticed something. When the sun goes down i tend to get sentimental and even a bit blue. Not full on depression or anything like that, just a feeling comes over me of deep feelings. I know i am not doing  a good job describing it, it feels both sad and sweet at the same time, if that makes sense.
 
   I wonder if my hypomania keeps me so "juiced" during the day that i just dont notice this feeling.  But i also get it really hard during the winter when there is less sunlight. SO it may be something there that my depression feeds off of.
 
   I was just wondering if any of you get feelings like this, or if you notice that you get more regular symptons as you get more stable. Its not bad enough that i want to add on more meds, god no, i can live with it. I was just wondering as i learn how to live inside this new Bill.
 
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tortoise11
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   Posted 5/17/2010 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   

When I wasn't treated, I did get a feeling like that.  Peaceful and ominous at the same time.  Intensified whatever I was feeling - usually in a bad way.

When I was on abilify, I got depressed every day between 7:30 and 9:00 p.m.  Maybe some of the same thing?

Now on Lamictal, nothing.  *whew*


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Voix
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   Posted 5/17/2010 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Night time is always hardest for me. Even on a good day I get depressed after the sun goes down, and I stay that way until I fall asleep. :(
"crazy" french girl with bipolar II


GreenTeaHero
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   Posted 5/17/2010 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
whoa-- tortoise11, i'm wondering if i get the same thing.. i'm on abilify and most nights i just want to go to sleep around that time. sundown. yeah i feel depressed and anxious too. i've had one day in the last three weeks i didnt feel that way.... just one.
wonder if its worth tweaking my meds over ...
did you get other anxieties on the abilify?

happy bill
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   Posted 5/17/2010 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   

 

   Isnt there a thing in alhtehizmers (bad spelling) called "sundowning" where they are good during the day but get bad when the sun goes down. Kinda in some way sounds like what we are feeling. Its only at night, when i start to feel and think this way. Mornings, afternoons, and early evenings i am fine.

 

   Weird Huh?  Bill


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   Posted 5/19/2010 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not bipolar, but I am answering on here because of the contrast from that and regular depression. (though I have fibromyalgia too which might play a part in this)

But I am oposite. I have the hard time during the day and I get the energy at night and feel better. I was always thinking it was because I have no stress at night, like I have during the day.

Kind of thought that was interesting.

Hugs, Karen
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