Hello my friends. Sorry to have been absent - had a rather destructive hypomanic episode, during which I spent a lot on various things. I still have 7 parcels which I haven't opened - can't quite do it - but I think they contain crockery. I can't afford these highs - they leave me wiped out of everything - money, energy, sleep. I feel fantastic when I am in it - energised, in charge and generally positive. However, they leave me wrung out and negative. No wonder a low often follows a high.
My feelings during the episode? Excitement and exultation - rapid thinking and blissful ignorance of any consequences. Up all night and no sleep during the day - no need for it. Just bidding on eBay again and again. Now I must count the cost, both financial and personal.
Since that episode I've slept a lot - indeed overslept a number of times. I put my quetiapine up to 400mg when I remembered, dropped it down to 300mg last week, and now I shall go down to 200mg.
Here's hoping I sleep!
I spent 16 years in the RAF defending the Free World , then got bunged out unceremoniously for being bipolar. I and was subsequently diagnosed with PTSD. Funny old world, isn't it?