Posted by gorgeouslygrim on March 25, 2010, at 2:47:04
I am Bipolar II and Narcoleptic. I have to live on uppers like Phentermine and Nuvigil. Honestly, neither work very well. I no longer can sleep at night and trust me, this is not due to the uppers as I have been this way for some time now. No traditional sleep medicine works and my doctors want to keep me up during the day in hopes that I will be sleepy at night. Well, six months have passed and this is not working so I am tired during the day even on my meds and awake at night,even on strong anti depressents. I feel like there is never going to be a point in my life when things get back to normal and I am tired of trying all these medications for all of my issues. I am especially tired of the weight gain associated with these medications.Has anyone had any success with any bipolar medications for their depression that allows them to have a hypomanic state? I only wish I could have another hypomanic state AND NOT GAIN WEIGHT.I ask this about the hypomanic state because I did my best during this time. I worked my tail off, excelled in school and even gave my two children all the attention they needed. Now, I am on a leave from work and can't imagine going back even though I have to soon. My grades are horrible, in classes that I WANTED to take! I am getting tired of living like this! Anyone go through the same "never want to get out of bed, depressed" state and overcome it? If so, how? I am in need of a change.