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Sep 18, 2014

I have a history with bipolar. I'm hypomanic and feeling about to pop! It's been 3 days. I take Ambien so I've forced myself to sleep. I don't feel like even taking it tonight. I have so much restless energy, feel so bored, also can't think of anything to do! What to do?


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Apr 26, 2012
I am the same way now. I feel full of energy, and awake, but since I am sick with a cold, I am actually unable to do much, which is even more frustrating!

What I do when I am like this? I clean. I do the dishes, run and empty the dishwasher, wipe down the counters, etc. That is how I get rid of the energy, by occupying myself with physical things to do. Oh, I also cook intricate things that take a while to cook, as to kill time.

I hope this advice helps.


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Apr 9, 2010
I am a little like that also, doing stuff i normally do but so very bored!
I think the best thing is try to get some sleep as that will help settle things down.
And distraction something you enjoy but not taking on too much
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