Posted by Zo on May 12, 2002, at 6:26:32
In reply to Does this sound like a manic episode?, posted by bookgurl99 on May 11, 2002, at 10:37:14
Yeah, it kinda does, to me. Hypomania. Have to disagree with Judy, but I think that's only because she has flaming mania--buying the shoes in every size--whereas my lowgrade hypomanias were not remotely as interesting, but just wore the hell out of me--all the more for remaining undiagnosed for so many years. And years.
Inability to sleep and racing thoughts. . .
It's a common misperception, too, that mania = elation. Maybe true mania, but I only wish. . .There is irritable hypomania, agitated hypomania. . .Mixed states are really nasty, and partly what delayed my diagnosis. Doctor after doctor turned me away because I wasn't *elated.*
. "severe insomnia and inability to stop thinking. . " Just be watchful if you start to go down. Get in touch with your pdoc immed.