Have been out of controll! Flying! The mania had me. Dr put me on latuda 80. We gave it a month... Nothing!!Finally after oh... 6-8 months I begged him to help me!!Please the mania is ruining my life!!1st night on lithium I'm absolutely level! Problem: I feel so icky! Blah blah blah! Even went from 5. - 1 zanax today! Can anyone help me with this horrible blah blah blah feeling?!What do I do? I begged god to help me not be manic anymore now I'm no longer manic and I hate it! In my head I'm thinking I need some type of an upper! I'd give anything right now for just a little mania! I don't know how to function without it! I haven't done a thing today! I feel so very lazy! I'm not a lazy person! I go and go and go and go! Help!!! Confused! Oh it's 900 of the lithium, 600 of seroquil, 5 1mg of zanax a day a 30 and a 60 of cymbalta. Today i've only taken 1 1mg of zany. Might as well have taken 19 and 96897 of cymbalta ugh!!! I hate this! U must add a note! I've been waking up in a horrible state if fear and aniexity so bad ive been taking 4 zanax and both cymbaltas within 2 hours of waking up. Today ex: 1 zanax and 30 of cymbalta. Actually could have gotten awy without the cymbalta.
Are you taking your medications as prescribed or are you taking them as you feel like it? The cymbalta needs to be taken at the prescribed dosage daily to get the full effect on going. You can't take 30 mg one day and 90 mgs the next. Your blood levels will yo yo and cause it to not work effectively.
You are use to being on a high from the mania and it is going to take time to adjust to the lack thereof. I know how frustrating this can be. I miss the mania too. I have not had a true episode of mania in quite along time but I have adjusted and am very productive now. As you just started back on the Lithium, give your body time to adjust and take your other meds as prescribed not as needed. Maybe this will help.
I am going to share a story with you I have a very good friend who lives in another state they come and visit in the summers, He has to take Lithium, he went off of it on his own and was so out of control that he drove to another state, He dislike not having the episodes of mania, the last time this happened he just had no choice other than to accept the lithium and you know now he is doing so much better, I have heard him describe how blah he felt, he is up now and going he is probably in his late 60's, he was on Tegertol for awhile, but what works for one person does not always work for another I think as of 2 months ago he was able to stop the Lithium and is holding by a dose of Tegertol and I am not sure about the dose. I just want you to know that I know he use to say he wasn't lazy and I knew that. You hang in there I do care about what happen to people~
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