- Level of Mania (on scale of 1 - 10, with 1=none, 10=practically levitating):1
- Level of Depression (on a scale of 1 - 10, with 1=none, 10=can't get out of bed): 8
- Medication Compliance (0 = not taking, 5=taking some, 10=taking all): 3 (Missed Seroquel and have not been reliably taking my Wellbutrin. I know better than to do this, but it still happens)
Volunteered in afternoon, and felt much better. Once caffeine and Excedrin started wearing off, was tired and had a headache, but no major problems.
Having responsibilities can be very helpful in pulling out of depression, when you aren't in too deep. For me, when people are depending on me, even if I am depressed, I have to at least drag myself around and do what needs to be done. Usually this can bring me out of a minor funk.
Plan to take my Seroquel tonight and get a good night sleep. Inconsistent sleep patterns or overall lack of sleep can push a person with bipolar in the manic direction. Since I am starting to "wobble" (my term for moving quickly between hypomania and depression), consistently getting a good night's sleep is important.
- Level of Mania (on scale of 1 - 10, with 1=none, 10=practically levitating): 1
- Level of Depression (on a scale of 1 - 10, with 1=none, 10=can't get out of bed): 1
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