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I cannot believe it. Today I had no breakfast, two whole milk lattes for lunch, and a large meal at Sajj for dinner: chicken kebab with hummus, arugula, red cabbage and other veg. And I ate dinner several hours before bedtime. And I am not hungry. I was not hungry at all all day long.

I wish this were the new normal, but I am concerned that this is just my being amped up and escalating into hypomania as a result of sleeping just 5 hrs 40 minutes last night. Or maybe this being too happy and go go go is a side effect of Benzonatate, my new cough medicine. I have read that it can affect the mood and even cause hallucinations. I only took it this morning. I did not take it at midday because I was not home and I am not taking it now because I do not want further escalation.

Instead of Seroquel I will take Lybalvi for sleep. Lybalvi is usually very effective in nipping any hypomania in the bud.

It is hard to treat cough when you are bipolar!!

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Confirmed dx: Bipolar I w/psychotic features, since 2009 or earlier
Suspected dx: Narcolepsy type 2, since 2022

Current rx:

Geodon 40 mg (for mood)
Seroquel 75 mg (for sleep)
Gabapentin 1200 mg (against extrapyramidal side effects from the ^)
Dextroamphetamine 5 mg (for narcolepsy)

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Way too many to list
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