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KatiedeIndy
December 19, 2011 - 8:00 pm
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KatiedeIndy
Total Posts: 218
Joined: 08-04-2011
I don't know about where you are, but it has been the dreariest, grossest, most depressing weather a December has ever seen around here. And it has me so down in the dumps. I'm just despairing over everything. And even if there are blue skies, the dead grayness of everything has been bringing me down. Not even the Christmas lights are helping as much as they have in the past. I have a HappyLight, and have been taking Vitamin D. What else works for you?? I'll try anything.



Medications for November 19, 2011 to December 19, 2011
12-08-2011 - Present:Risperidone, 0.5mg.1 in the morning, 2 at night
11-24-2011 - Present:Levothyroxine, 25 mcg.once a day
08-30-2011 - Present:Lithum Carbonate, 600mg.one in morning, two at night
08-30-2011 - Present:Vitamin D-3, 1,000 IU.three times a day
08-30-2011 - Present:Vitamin B12, 1000 mcg.once in the morning
08-24-2011 - Present:Fish oil , 1200mg.3 times a day
08-15-2011 - Present:Flax seed oil, 1,000mg.3 times a day
05-15-2011 - Present:Clonozapam, 0.5 mg.as needed for anxiety
07-01-2010 - Present:Sertraline, 200mg.once in the morning
11-24-2011 - Present:Levothyroxine, 25 mcg.once a day
11-03-2011 - 12-08-2011:Geodon , 40 mg.once in the morning and evening
08-30-2011 - Present:Lithum Carbonate, 600mg.one in morning, two at night
08-30-2011 - Present:Vitamin D-3, 1,000 IU.three times a day
08-30-2011 - Present:Vitamin B12, 1000 mcg.once in the morning
08-24-2011 - Present:Fish oil , 1200mg.3 times a day
08-15-2011 - Present:Flax seed oil, 1,000mg.3 times a day
05-15-2011 - Present:Clonozapam, 0.5 mg.as needed for anxiety
07-01-2010 - Present:Sertraline, 200mg.once in the morning
11-03-2011 - 12-08-2011:Geodon , 40 mg.once in the morning and evening
08-30-2011 - Present:Lithum Carbonate, 600mg.one in morning, two at night
08-30-2011 - Present:Vitamin D-3, 1,000 IU.three times a day
08-30-2011 - Present:Vitamin B12, 1000 mcg.once in the morning
08-24-2011 - Present:Fish oil , 1200mg.3 times a day
08-15-2011 - Present:Flax seed oil, 1,000mg.3 times a day
05-15-2011 - Present:Clonozapam, 0.5 mg.as needed for anxiety
07-01-2010 - Present:Sertraline, 200mg.once in the morning

"Clear your energy, honor your rhythm, live your vision."— George Denslow
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." - Bern Williams
http://freebipolarbe
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KatiedeIndy
KatiedeIndy
December 19, 2011 - 8:00 pm
I don't know about where you are, but it has been the dreariest, grossest, most depressing weather a December has ever seen around here. And it has me so down in the dumps. I'm just despairing over everything. And even if there are blue skies, the dead grayness of everything has been bringing me down. Not even the Christmas lights are helping as much as they have in the past. I have a HappyLight, and have been taking Vitamin D. What else works for you?? I'll try anything.



Medications for November 19, 2011 to December 19, 2011
12-08-2011 - Present:Risperidone, 0.5mg.1 in the morning, 2 at night
11-24-2011 - Present:Levothyroxine, 25 mcg.once a day
08-30-2011 - Present:Lithum Carbonate, 600mg.one in morning, two at night
08-30-2011 - Present:Vitamin D-3, 1,000 IU.three times a day
08-30-2011 - Present:Vitamin B12, 1000 mcg.once in the morning
08-24-2011 - Present:Fish oil , 1200mg.3 times a day
08-15-2011 - Present:Flax seed oil, 1,000mg.3 times a day
05-15-2011 - Present:Clonozapam, 0.5 mg.as needed for anxiety
07-01-2010 - Present:Sertraline, 200mg.once in the morning
11-24-2011 - Present:Levothyroxine, 25 mcg.once a day
11-03-2011 - 12-08-2011:Geodon , 40 mg.once in the morning and evening
08-30-2011 - Present:Lithum Carbonate, 600mg.one in morning, two at night
08-30-2011 - Present:Vitamin D-3, 1,000 IU.three times a day
08-30-2011 - Present:Vitamin B12, 1000 mcg.once in the morning
08-24-2011 - Present:Fish oil , 1200mg.3 times a day
08-15-2011 - Present:Flax seed oil, 1,000mg.3 times a day
05-15-2011 - Present:Clonozapam, 0.5 mg.as needed for anxiety
07-01-2010 - Present:Sertraline, 200mg.once in the morning
11-03-2011 - 12-08-2011:Geodon , 40 mg.once in the morning and evening
08-30-2011 - Present:Lithum Carbonate, 600mg.one in morning, two at night
08-30-2011 - Present:Vitamin D-3, 1,000 IU.three times a day
08-30-2011 - Present:Vitamin B12, 1000 mcg.once in the morning
08-24-2011 - Present:Fish oil , 1200mg.3 times a day
08-15-2011 - Present:Flax seed oil, 1,000mg.3 times a day
05-15-2011 - Present:Clonozapam, 0.5 mg.as needed for anxiety
07-01-2010 - Present:Sertraline, 200mg.once in the morning

"Clear your energy, honor your rhythm, live your vision."— George Denslow
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." - Bern Williams
http://freebipolarbe
Bebs
January 17, 2012 - 7:43 pm
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Bebs
Total Posts: 17
Joined: 01-17-2012
You may try increasing the amount of vitamin D3. I take 5800 IU a day, once a day. Also, replace the light bulbs in the room you are in the most to 'daylight' bulbs. I have three 100 watt daylight bulbs in my office.



Current medications as of 01-17-2012
01-01-2005 - Present: Zyrtec, 10 mg. Once a day.
01-01-2009 - Present: Buspar, 45 mg. Three times a day.
01-01-2009 - Present: Celexa, 60 mg. Once a day.
01-01-2009 - Present: Xanax, 8 mg. Four times a day.
12-01-2011 - Present: Vitamin D3 , 5800 IU. Once a day.

There is never a wrong time to do the right thing. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Rapid Cycling Bipolar II, GAD, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia
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Bebs
Bebs
January 17, 2012 - 7:43 pm
You may try increasing the amount of vitamin D3. I take 5800 IU a day, once a day. Also, replace the light bulbs in the room you are in the most to 'daylight' bulbs. I have three 100 watt daylight bulbs in my office.



Current medications as of 01-17-2012
01-01-2005 - Present: Zyrtec, 10 mg. Once a day.
01-01-2009 - Present: Buspar, 45 mg. Three times a day.
01-01-2009 - Present: Celexa, 60 mg. Once a day.
01-01-2009 - Present: Xanax, 8 mg. Four times a day.
12-01-2011 - Present: Vitamin D3 , 5800 IU. Once a day.

There is never a wrong time to do the right thing. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Rapid Cycling Bipolar II, GAD, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia
artista
February 2, 2012 - 5:20 pm
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Total Posts: 868
Joined: 06-12-2011
Katie,

I have been doing a lot of reading about sleep disorders. I think you may be sleeping too much. That can actually exacerbate depression. Try to get no more than 8 hours and see what happens. If you just cannot function on less than 10 hours of sleep, then suggest to your general practitioner that you would like a sleep study. It could be that you have a disorder.


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artista
February 2, 2012 - 5:20 pm
Katie,

I have been doing a lot of reading about sleep disorders. I think you may be sleeping too much. That can actually exacerbate depression. Try to get no more than 8 hours and see what happens. If you just cannot function on less than 10 hours of sleep, then suggest to your general practitioner that you would like a sleep study. It could be that you have a disorder.


Bebs
February 2, 2012 - 9:26 pm
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Bebs
Total Posts: 17
Joined: 01-17-2012
With the exception of one large dip, your sleep looks consistant and your mood does as well. 8 hours is not a hard and fast rule. Many things factor in and everyone needs different amounts of sleep. Some can make it for years on 4 a night and some must have at least 10 to feel good. I tend to feel better, myself, if I get 8, 9, or 10 hours a night. If I get less than 6 I hit the bottom mood wise AND I will end up making up the sleep deficit either through a nap (sometimes unexpected) or by sleeping longer the next night. Stress itself causes sleep disorder. I have recently stopped drinking coffee with the exception of a cup or two throughout the week. So far all seems to be well (and I could not be more relieved). I've suffered with chronic insomnia for over 2 years.



Medications for January 3, 2012 to February 2, 2012
01-30-2012 - Present:Evening primrose oil, 1300 mg.Twice a day.
01-30-2012 - Present:Vitamin E, 400 IU.Twice a day.
12-01-2011 - Present:Vitamin D3 , 5800 IU.Once a day.
01-01-2009 - Present:Xanax, 2 mg.Four times a day.
01-01-2009 - Present:Buspar, 15 mg.Three times a day.
01-01-2009 - Present:Celexa, 60 mg.One time a day.
01-01-2005 - Present:Zyrtec, 10 mg.Once a day.
12-01-2011 - Present:Vitamin D3 , 5800 IU.Once a day.
01-01-2009 - Present:Xanax, 2 mg.Four times a day.
01-01-2009 - Present:Buspar, 15 mg.Three times a day.
01-01-2009 - Present:Celexa, 60 mg.One time a day.
01-01-2005 - Present:Zyrtec, 10 mg.Once a day.

"I expect to pass through this life but once. Therefore, if there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do for another human being, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again." ~ William Penn
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Bebs
Bebs
February 2, 2012 - 9:26 pm
With the exception of one large dip, your sleep looks consistant and your mood does as well. 8 hours is not a hard and fast rule. Many things factor in and everyone needs different amounts of sleep. Some can make it for years on 4 a night and some must have at least 10 to feel good. I tend to feel better, myself, if I get 8, 9, or 10 hours a night. If I get less than 6 I hit the bottom mood wise AND I will end up making up the sleep deficit either through a nap (sometimes unexpected) or by sleeping longer the next night. Stress itself causes sleep disorder. I have recently stopped drinking coffee with the exception of a cup or two throughout the week. So far all seems to be well (and I could not be more relieved). I've suffered with chronic insomnia for over 2 years.



Medications for January 3, 2012 to February 2, 2012
01-30-2012 - Present:Evening primrose oil, 1300 mg.Twice a day.
01-30-2012 - Present:Vitamin E, 400 IU.Twice a day.
12-01-2011 - Present:Vitamin D3 , 5800 IU.Once a day.
01-01-2009 - Present:Xanax, 2 mg.Four times a day.
01-01-2009 - Present:Buspar, 15 mg.Three times a day.
01-01-2009 - Present:Celexa, 60 mg.One time a day.
01-01-2005 - Present:Zyrtec, 10 mg.Once a day.
12-01-2011 - Present:Vitamin D3 , 5800 IU.Once a day.
01-01-2009 - Present:Xanax, 2 mg.Four times a day.
01-01-2009 - Present:Buspar, 15 mg.Three times a day.
01-01-2009 - Present:Celexa, 60 mg.One time a day.
01-01-2005 - Present:Zyrtec, 10 mg.Once a day.

"I expect to pass through this life but once. Therefore, if there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do for another human being, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again." ~ William Penn
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