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Old August 14th, 2007, 07:03 PM  
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Join Date: August 14, 2007
Location: Northern VA, USA
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Default School Stress Causing Episodes...

School starts for me in 23 days (not including today) and I'm starting to reallllly stress out...well, actually I've been stressing out since August fourth (one month before school starts), but anyway. My mood has been flucuating like crazy (I'm a rapid cycler) and my anxiety and irritability is through the roof. Mostly, I'm in a mixed episode and I've been sleeping almost constantly, almost 18 hours a day on some days and occasionally up to 20. It's rediculous! I've been trying to cut back on caffeine because I know from experience that that only worsens episodes, but it's not working...the more upset I get, the more coke I drink. I'm eating very little - usually a couple snacks throughout the day and dinner, but no lunch or breakfast. I'm compliant with my meds (Lamictal 400mg. and Klonopin 3mg.), but the Klonopin was just increased and I've felt loopy, almost drunk, ever since. My psychiatrist is out of town until the twentieth, of course. But I figure if I cut my midday dose (on Mom's suggestion), it might help because I've always been on the night and morning doses - only the midday dose was increased. I'm really worried that I won't be able to cope with school this year as I was hospitalised last year and am paranoid that it will happen again...

I dunno if anyone can help, but I needed to vent, I think.

[SIZE="1"]remember when;; getting high meant swinging at the playground;; the problem about boys was cooties;; mom was your hero && dad was super man;; your worst enemies were your siblings;; race issues were about who ran the fastest ;; war was just a card game;; life was simple && carefree;; but what I remember most was;; wanting to grow up;;
Then I did...Where's the rewind button?
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