Does anyone else feel really antsy at this time of year. I have been diagnosed as BiPolar since age 18 and BiPolar II since age of 30. I can somehow manage to get through the bad blues of winter, holding on by a thread and retreating whenever possible, however, this feeling of not being able to exist in my own body became noticable in Spring, and now, just 24 hours until summer solstice, I feel like I'm really going to lose it. I take amyltriptilene 100mg. at bedtime. I have a really hard time falling asleep, and invariably awaken at 4:00 AM, usually after about
3-4 hours of sleep. I try and rest during the day, try just to loosen up a bit but nothing seems to be helping. I used to joke about
giving my eye teeth for a manic spell because my depressive state is the major manisfestation, however, right now it doesn't feel o.k., at all. I am a Canadian, so we have socialized medicine, equally of opportunity to see a doctor, however, due to long waiting lists, I've been waiting about
fourteen months for an appointment with a psychiatrist. The amyltriptilene wasn't even prescribed for BiPolar, or Depression, but was prescribed for a sleep disorder and fibromyalgia. Any ideas appreciated.