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Frankum35

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I was wondering if anyone feels the same way.
I feel very active and I just can't sit doing nothing. I have to be doing something. I don't mean like watching a movie. I mean like physical activities. When I am sitting my legs move side to side. Is not being hypomanic, just the way I am or feel.
 
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BlueWater

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Yes. I have to be busy. I remember tapping my feet at 18. Lately, it's worse than ever. So much energy lately. I don't sit well for long.
 
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even chewing gum can help me with that.
 
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butterflykisses

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Sometimes. But I only feel that way during mania or hypomania.
 
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SFGuy

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I was wondering if anyone feels the same way.
I feel very active and I just can't sit doing nothing. I have to be doing something. I don't mean like watching a movie. I mean like physical activities. When I am sitting my legs move side to side. Is not being hypomanic, just the way I am or feel.
If this is how you have always been and you like it OK, it's great.

If it's something new since you've started a med, it can be a side effect called akathisia. That makes you need to move around even when you don't want to.
 
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Keesha

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Yes I can relate which is why I exercise daily. It calms that nervous energy down some.
 
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Jarbles

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I constantly feel “on”, as if I’m always vibrating or something. I usually spend a lot of time distracting myself but when there is a lull, I can’t help but realize that I can’t turn off. It feels overwhelming if I dwell on it so I usually jump back into distractions. The only med that has helped is Lorazepam but my current psychiatrist won’t prescribe benzodiazepines’ because of their addictive qualities. The only way I can turn off at night is with the help of 200mg of Quetiapine XR and a couple of beers.
 
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floatin

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I constantly feel “on”, as if I’m always vibrating or something. I usually spend a lot of time distracting myself but when there is a lull, I can’t help but realize that I can’t turn off. It feels overwhelming if I dwell on it so I usually jump back into distractions. The only med that has helped is Lorazepam but my current psychiatrist won’t prescribe benzodiazepines’ because of their addictive qualities. The only way I can turn off at night is with the help of 200mg of Quetiapine XR and a couple of beers.
In the same situation brother, don’t let those couple beers turn into too many!
 
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