Insomnia + Hypomania = A very clean and organized apartment

It’s been about two weeks since the switch from Zopiclone to Flurazepam to help me sleep. As I mentioned in the previous post, Flurazepam did start to work… a little. Then it just stopped. I was lucky that I had a few leftover Zopiclone to get me through those nights, but for the past week […]

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June 29th, 2010 by "Alice"


Here’s a fun factoid about lithium, via Wikipedia: In the late 1920s, lithium was an ingredient in 7-Up (in the same way cocaine was once used in cola). 7-Up was launched a couple of weeks after the major stock crash of the 1920s (and you wonder why there weren’t as many reported cases of depression […]

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June 18th, 2010 by "Alice"

I’m so happy, cause today I found my friends…

The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a blur, so please excuse my absence from the blog. After theĀ  suicidal thoughts overwhelmed my mind, I took some time off work. On my last day, the Friday after it all happened, I was bouncing along in the office, not fully aware of my […]

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June 16th, 2010 by "Alice"

Sleepwalking… or something like that

Last night I didn’t fall asleep until almost 4 am. This morning when I finally managed to pull myself out of bed (after ignoring my blaring alarm clock for almost an hour), I came out of my bedroom to find… a clean apartment. Dusted, vacuumed, papers and crap organized. I raised an eyebrow and slowly […]

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June 2nd, 2010 by "Alice"


So I guess this is what happens when you reveal to your psychiatrist that you’ve been having suicidal thoughts — an immediate change (as immediate as one can be, at least, in terms of tapering medications) in medication from Depakote to Lithium and a promise to have my name put on a list for in-patient […]

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June 1st, 2010 by "Alice"