I’m Hypomanic, hell yes

My anxiety is managed. Seroquel XR took the biggest bite out of it, Gabapentin is likely helping. I’ve been taking Gabapentin for a week now.

My apathy is crippling though. I do nothing.

Since my anxiety is finally managed my doctor wanted to focus on my inability to concentrate, which is part of my apathy.

Today she prescriped me Strattera. I picked it up a few hours ago. I was suppose to start it tomorrow morning, but I didn’t want to wait.

New pills often through me off for a few days and trigger mania.


Day one on Strattera 18mg, hello hypomania.

I hate how much I love this. Laundry, dishes, and car maintenance done in the last two hours. Now dinner with Dan.

Zoom. Zoom. 

Current Meds: Lamictal 200mg, Effexor XR 75mg, Seroquel XR 300mg, Gabapentin 300 – 600mg, Strattera 18mg, Caffeine Pill 400mg

I’m Hypomanic, hell yes

21 thoughts on “I’m Hypomanic, hell yes

  1. Oh, I love it when I wake up and walk into a ‘boom,’ then realise hypomania has jumped out of hiding to spend some time with me 🙂 Result! I’ve never heard of Strattera, so thank you for writing about it! I struggle so bad with attention and concentration, so I will mention this to my doctor and see what she says.

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  2. I get that…the apathy, the new med (Ritalin, in my case), the resulting hypomania (which shifted into mania which side-shifted to mixed), loving the energy but hating that I love it, loving but hating the “how” I am getting all of this stuff done. Yep. Feel ya!


  3. Hypomania is my favourite; if I could exist in that state I would…
    Well, minus the really stupid impulsive decisions.
    They make for good stories though, so all hypomanics shouldn’t keep them to themselves =P

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    1. Yeah, I hear you there. I have varying stages of mania, especially when caused by a new med. The mania starts with a bunch of anxiety, as the medicine tappers off the nervousness disappears and I am just left with a shit ton of energy to gets stuff done. That is the part I love.

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