Sleeping and meds

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   Posted 2/6/2010 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I take primarily trileptal and trazadone to go to sleep. I wake up at 6 a.m. and sometimes take klonopin to get back to sleep. Any of you have the discipline to go to bed, like, 10 p.m? I seem to get into bed at 11:30?

Anyone take melatonin and understand what that does for them?

I'm trying to resist my denial about going to bed too late...


diagnosed pancolitis mild to moderate on Sept. 15, 2009
IN REMISSION :-) -- off prednisone for 2 weeks.

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also bipolar II (200 mg. Lamictal plus mg 1200 trileptal, occasionally klonopin)

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   Posted 2/6/2010 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a service dog that wakes me up to take my meds at 5:30 a.m.  I'm working on training him to let me know when to go to bed, but I'm usualy pretty good about going to bed at the same time religiously.

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   Posted 2/6/2010 10:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all, I am a new member, I was diagnosed with Bipolar several years ago, and it has indeed wreaked havoc in my life, I have had a few psychosis, and much depression. I am now taking seroquel, and divalproex, but sometimes I feel the urge to stop, as I do notice that I feel tired most of the time during the day. I am currently a university student, and sometimes find coping extremely lonely and difficult and was pleased to find this sight! Anyway, I try to stay optimistic, but sometimes when I read side effects, it makes me cringe and rebel.
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