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sleep disturbance during mixed state

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Im probably days from exploding completly, im not sleeping properly i can feel myself tossing and turning all night and then i will wake up at least 3-4 times im having the most bizare and vivid dreams when i wake up its really difficult to get back to sleep i eventually take some PRN quetiapine sometime between 3-7am then i can sleep a solid 3-5hours but i just dont feel like i have slept its begging to get really frustrating as if i need more frustration at the moment..

i took 20mg of temazepam and it still didnt help i woke up after 2 hours!!!! im soooo tempted to take everything tonight just to fucking sleep all the way through, i wont though im gonna just have to ride it out for as long as possible im seeing my phsyc in 1 week and my supposrt worker on thursday, i ony just seen my cpn she said to call if i need them but i can really call at 3 in the morning

does anyone have problems with sleep during mixed state??? my sleep isnt all that great anyway but this is stupid
 
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hey lou,

That sounds pretty shit, it takes a lot out of you when you don't get right slept. Can you not go to the doc and get some sleeping tabs to tide you over the worst of it. they gave them to me anyway.

hope you get a kip tonight xxx
 
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I was diagnosed Bipolar Mixed Affective Disorder nearly a year ago. The lack of sleep when in that 'state' is really difficult. I was given a few sleeping tablets but that was all. Personally that suits me as I continue to work and that's the way I want it. Hard though.
 
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The more I read your threads, the more I can't understand why you are not being given more support or even being treated in hospital. My understanding is that 'mixed states' are dangerous so why are you not in hospital while they get your treatment right?. It doesn't make any sense to me.
 
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i have sleeping pills that havent helped to well.. im trying again tonight fingers crossed cos its driving me crazzzyyyy..
 
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crawlspace - i dont want to or need to be in hospital at this moment in time. im seing my pdoc regulary ... prob with treatment it takes awhile to find the correct treatment and its been very difficult for me
 
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I agree with you. I have managed to ride it out without hospital - 7.5 months off work though. It is really awful. Take care xx
 
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Im probably days from exploding completly, im not sleeping properly i can feel myself tossing and turning all night and then i will wake up at least 3-4 times im having the most bizare and vivid dreams when i wake up its really difficult to get back to sleep i eventually take some PRN quetiapine sometime between 3-7am then i can sleep a solid 3-5hours but i just dont feel like i have slept its begging to get really frustrating as if i need more frustration at the moment..

i took 20mg of temazepam and it still didnt help i woke up after 2 hours!!!! im soooo tempted to take everything tonight just to fucking sleep all the way through, i wont though im gonna just have to ride it out for as long as possible im seeing my phsyc in 1 week and my supposrt worker on thursday, i ony just seen my cpn she said to call if i need them but i can really call at 3 in the morning

does anyone have problems with sleep during mixed state??? my sleep isnt all that great anyway but this is stupid
Yes I have much the same thing for periods of time. Even now I'm stable, I sometimes go through weeks at a time where I don't sleep properly - some nights not at all, sometimes i'll get into a spiral, and my mental health goes down hill very quickly.

Temazepam works for me 90% of time. But there are still those times when it doesn't. Much like you taking quetiapine, I also use Olanzapine to help.

I now take 5mg of melatonin at night which feels like it is starting to help. As far as I know, it is available on private prescription - but it is expensive. It's also not a sleeping tablet is such. It's not going to knock you out.

It's important not to mix things though loulabelle; you say you're tempted to take everything ..its really not a good idea. It could be dangerous, and at best, you'll feel awful the next day.

Also, how long have you been taking the temazepam for?

My experience with temazepam is that it starts to become useless after about 10 days. Sometimes sooner.
 
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Ive been on and off it for over the last year but i dont usually take it for more then 7 days.. I know mixing stuff is bad you get desperate sometimes im seeing how tonight goes if its still bad ill call my cpn tomorrow before i get that desperate...i have some olanzapine but its not prescribed to me anymore so i should prob not take it although that would do the trick !!!!
 
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