Posted by Dalilah on February 27, 2004, at 12:10:35
In reply to Mind Racing, posted by bruce_w6 on February 27, 2004, at 10:01:59
I've experienced this mind racing you speak of pretty much my whole life. And if it's not out of control, not too much, it's what I like about me. I get a lot done, I think fast, etc. Lithium for me is the one that helps with mania, and seroquel (only a low dose at night) is much more important than I initially realized. I can't sleep without it. Yes, even before the Lamictal. The Lam is what brought me out of a depression that lasted for over a year straight. Of course I've had plenty of other depressions before that, but nothing that strong. I think Lam was not the only cure. It was time, my body needed that much time to go through it. Ouch, indeed.
Anyhow, FOR ME, the atypical anti-psychotic seroquel makes me calm enough to live my life during the day and also sleep through the night, which obviously plays a big part in all this mood stuff.
Also the trick for me was to not take away all the "mind racing" cause I didn't want to be totally flat.
> I would be most grateful if someone could please advise me about something I have been experiencing.
> I would appreciate some help as soon as possible.
> When I try to go to sleep at night, I experience garbled thoughts racing through my mind.
> When I say garbled thoughts, I mean thoughts that often don't make much sense
> (almost imagine talking to myself or just lots of random thoughts, lots of dreams, restlessness, etc). My mind is not at rest.
> I often wake up, then try to sleep again, but can't because I feel as though I can't keep still and also find the racing thoughts come back.
> I wake up and feel as though I can't keep still even when awake. I have had some nights of fairly good sleep, but quite often I find it difficult.
> My mind still feels active too sometimes during the day.
> I take 10 mg of Ambiam OR 1 mg of Lorazapam, but I still experience the above problems.
> Without the Ambiam OR Lorazapam, sleeping is impossible.
> Does anyone have any idea as to what I could be experiencing or has anyone experienced this themselves?
> Any advise as to how to eliminate this problems?
> Thank you for reading my post. I would appreciate any feedback.
> I had this before I started Lamictal. I am at 100 mg a day for past week.