My mom is out of the hospital and home again, starting a partial-hospitalization program three days a week at the same facility. She’s not 100%, not even 90%, but she knew today to call maintenance because the toilet was overflowing. She’s still grandiose, her insight is still impaired, but Brother put the fear of Boston into her, so for now she seems cooperative. Fingers crossed.
But, a question for my bipolar readers (and anyone else taking psychiatric meds, who thinks it’s applicable)–
Has it been your experience that when your meds are working just right that you get a full night’s sleep, without the need for tranks like ativan et als? No anxiety dreams, fall right back asleep after the 2 am pee break, no trouble waking in the morning, and for me at least, weird-but-fun-dreams.
That’s been my experience, and my way of confirming that I’ve come back to an equilibrium. My mother still needs tranks even with a week of full dosage lamictal + abilify under her belt, which seems to say to me that it’s just not the right drug combination. (Oh, the opening the door naked to the handyman thing is a sign too…)
What’s your experience? Comments and/or emails to firstname.lastname@example.org are much welcomed.