Its not insomnia if you don't want to sleep right?

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caw13
September 25, 2009 - 1:10 pm
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caw13
Total Posts: 10
Joined: 09-24-2009
So I have bipolar I and my doctor keeps telling me that I need to get more sleep. That I need to get on a regular sleep schedule. The problem is its not that I can't go to sleep, its that I don't want to go to sleep, I don't like to sleep.

He's prescribed sleep medication, and anti-psychotics that basically have the same effect on me, but I find myself just fighting them until they knock me out. To top that off the only time I don't feel rested when I wake up is when I sleep because of medication. In fact the only reason I stop taking my anti-psychotic (Seroquel) is because I don't want it to interfere with my lack of sleep, not because I don't think it helps.

My ideal would be to not sleep at all. I've gone as many as 6 days without sleeping without being tired, now granted I had to come down from that because I became a bit delusional, but really I just don't want to sleep and don't see a need for it. Anybody have any ideas?



Medications for September 2009
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
08-28-2009 - 09-04-2009:Seroquel XR, 400 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
09-05-2009 - 09-06-2009:Seroquel XR, 500 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
09-06-2009 - 09-08-2009:Seroquel XR, 400 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
09-09-2009 - 09-10-2009:Seroquel XR, 700 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
09-10-2009 - 09-11-2009:Seroquel XR, 400 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
09-11-2009 - 09-15-2009:Seroquel XR, 800 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
09-16-2009 - 09-18-2009:Seroquel XR, 200 mg. 1 time per day
09-18-2009 - Present:Lamictal, 300 mg. 1 time per day
09-18-2009 - Present:Lamictal, 300 mg. 1 time per day
09-19-2009 - Present:Seroquel XR, 300 mg. 1 time per day

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caw13
caw13
September 25, 2009 - 1:10 pm
So I have bipolar I and my doctor keeps telling me that I need to get more sleep. That I need to get on a regular sleep schedule. The problem is its not that I can't go to sleep, its that I don't want to go to sleep, I don't like to sleep.

He's prescribed sleep medication, and anti-psychotics that basically have the same effect on me, but I find myself just fighting them until they knock me out. To top that off the only time I don't feel rested when I wake up is when I sleep because of medication. In fact the only reason I stop taking my anti-psychotic (Seroquel) is because I don't want it to interfere with my lack of sleep, not because I don't think it helps.

My ideal would be to not sleep at all. I've gone as many as 6 days without sleeping without being tired, now granted I had to come down from that because I became a bit delusional, but really I just don't want to sleep and don't see a need for it. Anybody have any ideas?



Medications for September 2009
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
08-28-2009 - 09-04-2009:Seroquel XR, 400 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
09-05-2009 - 09-06-2009:Seroquel XR, 500 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
09-06-2009 - 09-08-2009:Seroquel XR, 400 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
09-09-2009 - 09-10-2009:Seroquel XR, 700 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
09-10-2009 - 09-11-2009:Seroquel XR, 400 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
09-11-2009 - 09-15-2009:Seroquel XR, 800 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
06-26-2009 - 09-18-2009:Lamictal, 200 mg. 1 time per day
09-16-2009 - 09-18-2009:Seroquel XR, 200 mg. 1 time per day
09-18-2009 - Present:Lamictal, 300 mg. 1 time per day
09-18-2009 - Present:Lamictal, 300 mg. 1 time per day
09-19-2009 - Present:Seroquel XR, 300 mg. 1 time per day

caw13
September 27, 2009 - 7:42 am
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To be more clear has anyone found anything that helps them sleep without making them extremely groggy? If my kids wake up in the middle of the night I need to be able to care for them which I currently can't because I'm so out of it with the Seroquel. I would definitely appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.


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caw13
September 27, 2009 - 7:42 am
To be more clear has anyone found anything that helps them sleep without making them extremely groggy? If my kids wake up in the middle of the night I need to be able to care for them which I currently can't because I'm so out of it with the Seroquel. I would definitely appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.


cirrushawk
October 11, 2009 - 8:34 pm
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Unisom or Simply Sleep. Though I'm pretty sure the ingredients in those are basically what is in benadryl. These will make you sleepy but I've found you can still wake yourself up and function if you've taken these medications. They're over the counter too. I'm not sure if benadryl would affect bipolar moods, so you might want to talk to your psychiatrist/doctor about this.

From what I've heard most bipolar sleep medications will knock you out pretty hard even if you try to fight the sleepiness.



Current medications as of 10-11-2009
02-11-2008 - Present: generic brand zyrtec, 1 pill. 1 pill before bed every night during allergy season.
08-11-2008 - Present: trazodone, 100mg. every day before bed
10-01-2008 - Present: B12, 1000 mg. 1000 mg before bed time (for B12 deficiency)
09-15-2009 - Present: klonopin, .5. whenever i'm having a panic attack or an extremely anxio
10-01-2009 - Present: Iron supplement, 325mg. Before bed every day (for anemia).
10-08-2009 - Present: buspar, 15 mg. 15mg in the morning and before bed
10-11-2009 - Present: gummy vitamin, 1 mg. 1 before bed every day.

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cirrushawk
October 11, 2009 - 8:34 pm
Unisom or Simply Sleep. Though I'm pretty sure the ingredients in those are basically what is in benadryl. These will make you sleepy but I've found you can still wake yourself up and function if you've taken these medications. They're over the counter too. I'm not sure if benadryl would affect bipolar moods, so you might want to talk to your psychiatrist/doctor about this.

From what I've heard most bipolar sleep medications will knock you out pretty hard even if you try to fight the sleepiness.



Current medications as of 10-11-2009
02-11-2008 - Present: generic brand zyrtec, 1 pill. 1 pill before bed every night during allergy season.
08-11-2008 - Present: trazodone, 100mg. every day before bed
10-01-2008 - Present: B12, 1000 mg. 1000 mg before bed time (for B12 deficiency)
09-15-2009 - Present: klonopin, .5. whenever i'm having a panic attack or an extremely anxio
10-01-2009 - Present: Iron supplement, 325mg. Before bed every day (for anemia).
10-08-2009 - Present: buspar, 15 mg. 15mg in the morning and before bed
10-11-2009 - Present: gummy vitamin, 1 mg. 1 before bed every day.

caw13
October 16, 2009 - 10:41 pm
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Thanks, I'll bring those up at my next appointment.


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caw13
October 16, 2009 - 10:41 pm
Thanks, I'll bring those up at my next appointment.


HoosierK
November 17, 2009 - 6:20 am
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Sorry that I'm just now replying. I hope that you have found something that works for you by now. I use to love going on next to no sleep as well but finally realized how important sleep is to health. GABA was the ingredient that I added to my more natural health plan that had the greatest impact on more refreshing sleep. I also take Calcium, magnesium, 5HTP and occasionally Melatonin to aid sleep. Putting a blindfold on 30 minutes before I want to be asleep has also helped me to fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep longer. www.psycheducation.org has an interesting article on dark therapy that you might enjoy reading.




Medications for 4th quarter 2009
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast
06-13-2009 - 10-24-2009:SAMe, 400mg. empty stomach am
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
09-29-2009 - 10-20-2009:Wild Yam Root cream, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 t. weeks 2,3,4 of cycle
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:GABA, 1500MG. 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast
06-13-2009 - 10-24-2009:SAMe, 400mg. empty stomach am
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:GABA, 1500MG. 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:GABA, 1500MG. 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:GABA, 1500MG. 9:00pm
11-06-2009 - Present:Passion Flower, 1 mg. 2 @ 9pm

(Psalm 94:19) . . .When my disquieting thoughts became many inside of me, Your own consolations began to fondle my soul.
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HoosierK
November 17, 2009 - 6:20 am
Sorry that I'm just now replying. I hope that you have found something that works for you by now. I use to love going on next to no sleep as well but finally realized how important sleep is to health. GABA was the ingredient that I added to my more natural health plan that had the greatest impact on more refreshing sleep. I also take Calcium, magnesium, 5HTP and occasionally Melatonin to aid sleep. Putting a blindfold on 30 minutes before I want to be asleep has also helped me to fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep longer. www.psycheducation.org has an interesting article on dark therapy that you might enjoy reading.




Medications for 4th quarter 2009
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast
06-13-2009 - 10-24-2009:SAMe, 400mg. empty stomach am
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
09-29-2009 - 10-20-2009:Wild Yam Root cream, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 t. weeks 2,3,4 of cycle
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:GABA, 1500MG. 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast
06-13-2009 - 10-24-2009:SAMe, 400mg. empty stomach am
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:GABA, 1500MG. 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:GABA, 1500MG. 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:GABA, 1500MG. 9:00pm
11-06-2009 - Present:Passion Flower, 1 mg. 2 @ 9pm

(Psalm 94:19) . . .When my disquieting thoughts became many inside of me, Your own consolations began to fondle my soul.
cottongin
November 21, 2009 - 9:38 pm
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Total Posts: 21
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there is in fact, a way to be able to never have to sleep at night again. But it takes practice. you would have to take power naps (so like 20-30 minutes) evry 4 hours throughout the day. this way your brain will eventually go straight into the repair stage of sleep, and you will be ready to go after each nap. it take a lot of practice though.

i myself hate sleeping, and i know several people who are up constantly days without sleep.


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cottongin
November 21, 2009 - 9:38 pm
there is in fact, a way to be able to never have to sleep at night again. But it takes practice. you would have to take power naps (so like 20-30 minutes) evry 4 hours throughout the day. this way your brain will eventually go straight into the repair stage of sleep, and you will be ready to go after each nap. it take a lot of practice though.

i myself hate sleeping, and i know several people who are up constantly days without sleep.


HoosierK
November 30, 2009 - 9:03 pm
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Total Posts: 265
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I use to be able to do something like that but I personally don't think it is a healthy practice. I think are bodies and brains were designed to need sleep and eventually we pay for depriving them of it. Some people do appear to get by fine on about 4 or 5 hours but I have found that I need 7.5 to function optimally.




Medications for October 2009
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast
06-13-2009 - 10-24-2009:SAMe, 400mg. empty stomach am
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
09-29-2009 - 10-20-2009:Wild Yam Root cream, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 t. weeks 2,3,4 of cycle
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:GABA, 1500MG. 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast
06-13-2009 - 10-24-2009:SAMe, 400mg. empty stomach am
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:GABA, 1500MG. 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:GABA, 1500MG. 9:00pm

(Psalm 94:19) . . .When my disquieting thoughts became many inside of me, Your own consolations began to fondle my soul.
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HoosierK
November 30, 2009 - 9:03 pm
I use to be able to do something like that but I personally don't think it is a healthy practice. I think are bodies and brains were designed to need sleep and eventually we pay for depriving them of it. Some people do appear to get by fine on about 4 or 5 hours but I have found that I need 7.5 to function optimally.




Medications for October 2009
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast
06-13-2009 - 10-24-2009:SAMe, 400mg. empty stomach am
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
09-29-2009 - 10-20-2009:Wild Yam Root cream, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 t. weeks 2,3,4 of cycle
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:GABA, 1500MG. 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast
06-13-2009 - 10-24-2009:SAMe, 400mg. empty stomach am
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:GABA, 1500MG. 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:GABA, 1500MG. 9:00pm

(Psalm 94:19) . . .When my disquieting thoughts became many inside of me, Your own consolations began to fondle my soul.
Spott
December 9, 2009 - 8:20 pm
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Total Posts: 704
Joined: 09-25-2009
Cottongin (and caw13), knowing your age from a previous post, I wanted you to know that I have had sleep issues for more years than you are old--it will ultimately be destructive to your body and your brain--in more ways than I can describe. Check out all the info and research before you decide it is the right thing for you to do. Keeping to as regular a sleep schedule as possible can make a dramatic difference with bipolar and power naps won't make up for a lengthy sleep--you need REM sleep for it to be benificial. REM doesn't happen with a nap.

To anyone who is bipolar--take your meds as prescribed (they don't work if you don't take them), listen to your doctors--no amount of advice helps if you don't follow it-- you might even discover your docs aren't as incompetent as you once thought (yes, there are many docs out there that aren't so hot). Don't get me wrong, I continue to struggle with keeping to a sleep schedule but it is worth the effort if it keeps the swings away. Sorry for the long post--I understand the desire to avoid sleep but I have also experienced the positive affects of a good night sleep.



Current medications as of 12-09-2009
05-26-2008 - Present: Cymbalta, 30 mg. 2
09-20-2009 - Present: Ambien CR, 12.5. 1
12-09-2009 - Present: Lamictal, 150 mg. 1
12-09-2009 - Present: Lamictal, 100 mg. 1

Jackie
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Spott
Spott
December 9, 2009 - 8:20 pm
Cottongin (and caw13), knowing your age from a previous post, I wanted you to know that I have had sleep issues for more years than you are old--it will ultimately be destructive to your body and your brain--in more ways than I can describe. Check out all the info and research before you decide it is the right thing for you to do. Keeping to as regular a sleep schedule as possible can make a dramatic difference with bipolar and power naps won't make up for a lengthy sleep--you need REM sleep for it to be benificial. REM doesn't happen with a nap.

To anyone who is bipolar--take your meds as prescribed (they don't work if you don't take them), listen to your doctors--no amount of advice helps if you don't follow it-- you might even discover your docs aren't as incompetent as you once thought (yes, there are many docs out there that aren't so hot). Don't get me wrong, I continue to struggle with keeping to a sleep schedule but it is worth the effort if it keeps the swings away. Sorry for the long post--I understand the desire to avoid sleep but I have also experienced the positive affects of a good night sleep.



Current medications as of 12-09-2009
05-26-2008 - Present: Cymbalta, 30 mg. 2
09-20-2009 - Present: Ambien CR, 12.5. 1
12-09-2009 - Present: Lamictal, 150 mg. 1
12-09-2009 - Present: Lamictal, 100 mg. 1

Jackie
amymich
February 27, 2010 - 1:45 am
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Total Posts: 28
Joined: 06-04-2009
I am rapid-cycling BPI. I've struggled with insomnia since I was a toddler. I know it sounds silly, but also my mother even says as a baby I wasn't fussy, I just stayed up most of the night. I'm 31 now. My pdoc gave me Seroquel as a last resort effort to "get my sleep straightened out first" (I've been seeing her for 2.5 years, surprise surprise it's not working) and all it did for me was shut down my system, as if I was a computer and turned off for the night. I never felt rested. Not once, and I'll include my med data below so you can see. I just think that so many of us with these diseases *can't* get regular sleep.

Anyway, when I went off the Seroquel (and I did this because I was tired of it knocking me out but it never being good sleep) I immediately noticed a drastic change in my head. It was as if a zombie program had been running in the background and stopping the medication turned it off -- the drug kept me in that state of mind ALL DAY. Plus, I find no need for an anti-psychotic added to what I am already taking.

My pdoc then suggested Melatonin. Since I've had this condition for so long, she suddenly thought it was a problem with the hormone secretion. It didn't work so well at first, I was not sleeping through the night, but I persevered, taking my Klonopin (I would increase the dosage then as a help), taking a couple of Melatonin and even a little Theanine as a boost. Now I only need the Melatonin to sleep, unless I'm going through a bad bout of insomnia (like now) where my brain just refuses to shut my body down. I refuse to take the Seroquel, eventually I will pass out from lack of sleep and it will be enough to go on until the next pass out.

Melatonin and Theanine (which I don't need anymore) are supplements you can find at a drug store. I had to go to a vitamin shop for the Theanine, and there are formulas containing Valerian Root that help as well. Please do some research before you take them (there is a lot of good information on the internet, just mind what kind of website you're reading) but you never know -- my brain eventually got used to the Melatonin and now I get through the night (if I can get myself to bed, ha).

Good luck to you, I know what you're going through.



Medications for 1st quarter 2010
06-04-2009 - Present:Lamictal 200mg, 200mg. qam & qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Tramadol 50mg, 50mg. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-28-2010:Klonopin 1mg, 0.25 +. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-04-2009:Seroquel 50mg, 50mg. qpm; dosage prn
09-06-2009 - Present:Cymbalta 30mg, 60 mg. 2 cs po qpm
09-11-2009 - Present:Lithium Carb 450mg ER, 900 mg. qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Lamictal 200mg, 200mg. qam & qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Tramadol 50mg, 50mg. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-28-2010:Klonopin 1mg, 0.25 +. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-04-2009:Seroquel 50mg, 50mg. qpm; dosage prn
09-06-2009 - Present:Cymbalta 30mg, 60 mg. 2 cs po qpm
09-11-2009 - Present:Lithium Carb 450mg ER, 900 mg. qpm
01-04-2010 - 01-05-2010:Melatonin 3mg, 3mg. qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Lamictal 200mg, 200mg. qam & qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Tramadol 50mg, 50mg. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-28-2010:Klonopin 1mg, 0.25 +. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-04-2009:Seroquel 50mg, 50mg. qpm; dosage prn
09-06-2009 - Present:Cymbalta 30mg, 60 mg. 2 cs po qpm
09-11-2009 - Present:Lithium Carb 450mg ER, 900 mg. qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Lamictal 200mg, 200mg. qam & qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Tramadol 50mg, 50mg. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-28-2010:Klonopin 1mg, 0.25 +. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-04-2009:Seroquel 50mg, 50mg. qpm; dosage prn
09-06-2009 - Present:Cymbalta 30mg, 60 mg. 2 cs po qpm
09-11-2009 - Present:Lithium Carb 450mg ER, 900 mg. qpm
01-06-2010 - Present:Melatonin 3mg, 6mg. qpm prn
06-04-2009 - Present:Lamictal 200mg, 200mg. qam & qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Tramadol 50mg, 50mg. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-04-2009:Seroquel 50mg, 50mg. qpm; dosage prn
09-06-2009 - Present:Cymbalta 30mg, 60 mg. 2 cs po qpm
09-11-2009 - Present:Lithium Carb 450mg ER, 900 mg. qpm
01-06-2010 - Present:Melatonin 3mg, 6mg. qpm prn
02-27-2010 - 02-27-2010:Clonezepam, 1mg.
02-27-2010 - 02-27-2010:to 1mg prn for sleep/anxiety, 2010-01-28. 0000-00-00

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amymich
February 27, 2010 - 1:45 am
I am rapid-cycling BPI. I've struggled with insomnia since I was a toddler. I know it sounds silly, but also my mother even says as a baby I wasn't fussy, I just stayed up most of the night. I'm 31 now. My pdoc gave me Seroquel as a last resort effort to "get my sleep straightened out first" (I've been seeing her for 2.5 years, surprise surprise it's not working) and all it did for me was shut down my system, as if I was a computer and turned off for the night. I never felt rested. Not once, and I'll include my med data below so you can see. I just think that so many of us with these diseases *can't* get regular sleep.

Anyway, when I went off the Seroquel (and I did this because I was tired of it knocking me out but it never being good sleep) I immediately noticed a drastic change in my head. It was as if a zombie program had been running in the background and stopping the medication turned it off -- the drug kept me in that state of mind ALL DAY. Plus, I find no need for an anti-psychotic added to what I am already taking.

My pdoc then suggested Melatonin. Since I've had this condition for so long, she suddenly thought it was a problem with the hormone secretion. It didn't work so well at first, I was not sleeping through the night, but I persevered, taking my Klonopin (I would increase the dosage then as a help), taking a couple of Melatonin and even a little Theanine as a boost. Now I only need the Melatonin to sleep, unless I'm going through a bad bout of insomnia (like now) where my brain just refuses to shut my body down. I refuse to take the Seroquel, eventually I will pass out from lack of sleep and it will be enough to go on until the next pass out.

Melatonin and Theanine (which I don't need anymore) are supplements you can find at a drug store. I had to go to a vitamin shop for the Theanine, and there are formulas containing Valerian Root that help as well. Please do some research before you take them (there is a lot of good information on the internet, just mind what kind of website you're reading) but you never know -- my brain eventually got used to the Melatonin and now I get through the night (if I can get myself to bed, ha).

Good luck to you, I know what you're going through.



Medications for 1st quarter 2010
06-04-2009 - Present:Lamictal 200mg, 200mg. qam & qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Tramadol 50mg, 50mg. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-28-2010:Klonopin 1mg, 0.25 +. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-04-2009:Seroquel 50mg, 50mg. qpm; dosage prn
09-06-2009 - Present:Cymbalta 30mg, 60 mg. 2 cs po qpm
09-11-2009 - Present:Lithium Carb 450mg ER, 900 mg. qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Lamictal 200mg, 200mg. qam & qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Tramadol 50mg, 50mg. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-28-2010:Klonopin 1mg, 0.25 +. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-04-2009:Seroquel 50mg, 50mg. qpm; dosage prn
09-06-2009 - Present:Cymbalta 30mg, 60 mg. 2 cs po qpm
09-11-2009 - Present:Lithium Carb 450mg ER, 900 mg. qpm
01-04-2010 - 01-05-2010:Melatonin 3mg, 3mg. qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Lamictal 200mg, 200mg. qam & qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Tramadol 50mg, 50mg. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-28-2010:Klonopin 1mg, 0.25 +. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-04-2009:Seroquel 50mg, 50mg. qpm; dosage prn
09-06-2009 - Present:Cymbalta 30mg, 60 mg. 2 cs po qpm
09-11-2009 - Present:Lithium Carb 450mg ER, 900 mg. qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Lamictal 200mg, 200mg. qam & qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Tramadol 50mg, 50mg. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-28-2010:Klonopin 1mg, 0.25 +. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-04-2009:Seroquel 50mg, 50mg. qpm; dosage prn
09-06-2009 - Present:Cymbalta 30mg, 60 mg. 2 cs po qpm
09-11-2009 - Present:Lithium Carb 450mg ER, 900 mg. qpm
01-06-2010 - Present:Melatonin 3mg, 6mg. qpm prn
06-04-2009 - Present:Lamictal 200mg, 200mg. qam & qpm
06-04-2009 - Present:Tramadol 50mg, 50mg. prn
06-04-2009 - 01-04-2009:Seroquel 50mg, 50mg. qpm; dosage prn
09-06-2009 - Present:Cymbalta 30mg, 60 mg. 2 cs po qpm
09-11-2009 - Present:Lithium Carb 450mg ER, 900 mg. qpm
01-06-2010 - Present:Melatonin 3mg, 6mg. qpm prn
02-27-2010 - 02-27-2010:Clonezepam, 1mg.
02-27-2010 - 02-27-2010:to 1mg prn for sleep/anxiety, 2010-01-28. 0000-00-00

HoosierK
February 27, 2010 - 11:37 am
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HoosierK
Total Posts: 265
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Have you researched GABA. I slowly increased from 500mg to 2000mg per night and that finally stopped the racing thoughts that kept me awake. I have decreased to 1000mg and am still sleeping more regular than I have in my life.



Medications for January 2010
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - 01-29-2010:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Evening Primrose Oil with 8-10% GLA, 1.3g. 9:00pm
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
11-06-2009 - Present:Passion Flower, 1 mg. 2 @ 9pm
11-25-2009 - Present:coffee, 2 cups. most mornings
12-01-2009 - 02-01-2010:Peppermint Oil w/ 18mg Rosemary Oil 18mg Thyme Oil, 180 mg. 9:00pm
12-30-2009 - Present:GABA, 1g . 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - 01-29-2010:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Evening Primrose Oil with 8-10% GLA, 1.3g. 9:00pm
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
11-06-2009 - Present:Passion Flower, 1 mg. 2 @ 9pm
11-25-2009 - Present:coffee, 2 cups. most mornings
12-01-2009 - 02-01-2010:Peppermint Oil w/ 18mg Rosemary Oil 18mg Thyme Oil, 180 mg. 9:00pm
12-30-2009 - Present:GABA, 1g . 9:00pm
01-12-2010 - Present:Milk Thistle, Dandelion Root, Yellow Dock, 1 pill. after breakfast & 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - 01-29-2010:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Evening Primrose Oil with 8-10% GLA, 1.3g. 9:00pm
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
11-06-2009 - Present:Passion Flower, 1 mg. 2 @ 9pm
11-25-2009 - Present:coffee, 2 cups. most mornings
12-01-2009 - 02-01-2010:Peppermint Oil w/ 18mg Rosemary Oil 18mg Thyme Oil, 180 mg. 9:00pm
12-30-2009 - Present:GABA, 1g . 9:00pm
01-12-2010 - Present:Milk Thistle, Dandelion Root, Yellow Dock, 1 pill. after breakfast & 9:00pm
01-19-2010 - Present:Gymnema Sylvestre, 400mg. 1 empty stomach, 2 after breakfast, 1 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Evening Primrose Oil with 8-10% GLA, 1.3g. 9:00pm
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
11-06-2009 - Present:Passion Flower, 1 mg. 2 @ 9pm
11-25-2009 - Present:coffee, 2 cups. most mornings
12-01-2009 - 02-01-2010:Peppermint Oil w/ 18mg Rosemary Oil 18mg Thyme Oil, 180 mg. 9:00pm
12-30-2009 - Present:GABA, 1g . 9:00pm
01-12-2010 - Present:Milk Thistle, Dandelion Root, Yellow Dock, 1 pill. after breakfast & 9:00pm
01-19-2010 - Present:Gymnema Sylvestre, 400mg. 1 empty stomach, 2 after breakfast, 1 9:00pm
01-29-2010 - 02-02-2010:Lithium Aspartate, 5mg. 9:00pm

(Psalm 94:19) . . .When my disquieting thoughts became many inside of me, Your own consolations began to fondle my soul.
Spam? Offensive?
HoosierK
HoosierK
February 27, 2010 - 11:37 am
Have you researched GABA. I slowly increased from 500mg to 2000mg per night and that finally stopped the racing thoughts that kept me awake. I have decreased to 1000mg and am still sleeping more regular than I have in my life.



Medications for January 2010
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - 01-29-2010:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Evening Primrose Oil with 8-10% GLA, 1.3g. 9:00pm
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
11-06-2009 - Present:Passion Flower, 1 mg. 2 @ 9pm
11-25-2009 - Present:coffee, 2 cups. most mornings
12-01-2009 - 02-01-2010:Peppermint Oil w/ 18mg Rosemary Oil 18mg Thyme Oil, 180 mg. 9:00pm
12-30-2009 - Present:GABA, 1g . 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - 01-29-2010:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Evening Primrose Oil with 8-10% GLA, 1.3g. 9:00pm
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
11-06-2009 - Present:Passion Flower, 1 mg. 2 @ 9pm
11-25-2009 - Present:coffee, 2 cups. most mornings
12-01-2009 - 02-01-2010:Peppermint Oil w/ 18mg Rosemary Oil 18mg Thyme Oil, 180 mg. 9:00pm
12-30-2009 - Present:GABA, 1g . 9:00pm
01-12-2010 - Present:Milk Thistle, Dandelion Root, Yellow Dock, 1 pill. after breakfast & 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
11-20-2008 - 01-29-2010:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Evening Primrose Oil with 8-10% GLA, 1.3g. 9:00pm
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
11-06-2009 - Present:Passion Flower, 1 mg. 2 @ 9pm
11-25-2009 - Present:coffee, 2 cups. most mornings
12-01-2009 - 02-01-2010:Peppermint Oil w/ 18mg Rosemary Oil 18mg Thyme Oil, 180 mg. 9:00pm
12-30-2009 - Present:GABA, 1g . 9:00pm
01-12-2010 - Present:Milk Thistle, Dandelion Root, Yellow Dock, 1 pill. after breakfast & 9:00pm
01-19-2010 - Present:Gymnema Sylvestre, 400mg. 1 empty stomach, 2 after breakfast, 1 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm every other week
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
08-22-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. am before breakfast
09-15-2009 - Present:L-Glutamine, 500mg. empty stomach am
10-01-2009 - Present:Evening Primrose Oil with 8-10% GLA, 1.3g. 9:00pm
10-01-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 3g. with breakfast meds
10-01-2009 - Present:Flax Seed Oil , 1000mg. with breakfast meds
11-06-2009 - Present:Passion Flower, 1 mg. 2 @ 9pm
11-25-2009 - Present:coffee, 2 cups. most mornings
12-01-2009 - 02-01-2010:Peppermint Oil w/ 18mg Rosemary Oil 18mg Thyme Oil, 180 mg. 9:00pm
12-30-2009 - Present:GABA, 1g . 9:00pm
01-12-2010 - Present:Milk Thistle, Dandelion Root, Yellow Dock, 1 pill. after breakfast & 9:00pm
01-19-2010 - Present:Gymnema Sylvestre, 400mg. 1 empty stomach, 2 after breakfast, 1 9:00pm
01-29-2010 - 02-02-2010:Lithium Aspartate, 5mg. 9:00pm

(Psalm 94:19) . . .When my disquieting thoughts became many inside of me, Your own consolations began to fondle my soul.
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