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   Posted 5/30/2009 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so manic right now I do not know what to do.  My husband told me last night that my pattern was showing up again, and he forgave me last time for my actions but he is worried about me again.  I have gone to the bar x3 on my own during the day and am feeling out of control.  I have not slept in 5 days, can't eat, and am shaking inside.  It was only 8 wks ago that I had my last mania, and I can't believe its back, I feel so guilty. 
I keep saying over and over you can act normal, and get through this, but sometimes I feel as if I am going to explode with anger, agitation, or shaking all over.  What more can I do to myself after so many attempts to hurt myself.  Does anyone have an ideas, and no I can't go into the hospital for this time my husband will flip and I will lose him for sure.  No more hurting my family so I need some tips on what to do.  My meds were helping even the new one Geodon, but that is not helping me sleep right now.  confused

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   Posted 5/30/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Call your doc. Tell him you don't want to go to the hospital. He/she won't put you in if you don't want to go, but clearly the Geodon alone isn't working. You need something else, something immediate.

I'm so sorry, how frustrating. Stop going to bars. The drinking is only making it worse. Do something else instead when you get the urge. Go shopping. Go to a cafe. Garden. Play loud music and dance around your house. It'll be really hard, but talk yourself through it, because you have to resist the drinking. Come on here and write about how hard it is. We'll help you through it.

Good luck,
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   Posted 5/30/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I know how hard it is not to drink when you get in these moods. I told my doc about all the times I was drinking and he put me on Campral, it's supposed to suppress the urges to drink. You might ask your doc about something like that, if you can't stop going to the bars on your own. Best of luck to you.


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   Posted 5/30/2009 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   


At times like this is when you need to stay in very close contact with your pdoc.  You need your medications tweeked.  If you don't do that, you'll probably land up in the hospital.  So do the right thing and be responsible about this.  Call your doctor and let them know you need to see him asap.

In the meantime do activities that will keep you calm.  Avoid high levels of excitement and stressful situations.  Stay away from the bar scene.  Medications and alcohol don't mix especially when you are manic. 

You need to make responsible decisions for yourself no matter how tempting other situations may be.

Be good to yourself.  Ask for support from your support network.  Come here and seek advise.

Good Luck to you.  You can do it!  Being aware of what is happening to you is a good sign!  You're catching yourself.

Keep us posted.

Wishing you all the best! blush

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   Posted 5/30/2009 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with the above...the most important thing to do is to see your doctor and tell them everything. If they dont do anything about the situation then you probably need a new doctor...I had severe mania last year (induced by antidepressants) and I refused to take anything to lower it because I feared the depression that would follow. This was a horrible idea and it ended up involving spending all of my savings, me running away, and everyone worrying about me. I wish the best for you. I agree with the above that it is wonderful that you are catching yourself! I did not in my mania...I thought I was fine. Well Good luck with everything!

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   Posted 5/31/2009 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all very much for your help.  I took an extra Geodon Saturday night and slept from 7pm until 7am today.  What a difference it made I am going to call my doc on Monday to discuss adding a sleeping pill, but right now I can actually concentrate and that feels good.  Thank you again.
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