- Nov 8, 2019
Hi. I had a manic episode landing me in hospital about a year ago. Followed was another six weeks of being rather high, and on sick leave. Back to full time work after that, and put on Abilify instead or risperidone - which made me feeling very low, and numb. Depressed, low, tired, numb for six months, i dragged myself to work every day (in office or home) and really struggled. But I did it. I started feeling better in June/July and my psychiatrist agreed that I could stop taking Abilify. Fast forward two months, everything has been great, work is fun again and more busy, and I enjoy seeing my friends, hanging with husband and sleep a more regular amount of hours, 6-7-8 per night instead of 10-11!! But past 10 days I’ve been too happy and too busy at work. Efficient and enjoying it, but can’t sleep enough. I fall asleep fine but wake up early (4 am) and just want to get up and get going with my day. After 10 days of this I’ve consulted psychologist and psychiatrist and agreed to take a short term cure of Seroquel at night in a low dose. Wish me luck!! I really don’t want to have another manic episode. My goal is to manage my condition long term without medication. My doctors are onboard and think I might be able to but right now a little worried of relapse. Anyone else out there managing their Bipolar 1 without meds?