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Spicybrain

829d

Hi! Does anyone have idiopathic hypersonic and bipolar disorder? It’s hard because I can’t have stimulants for my sleep disorder because of my bipolar disorder. I’m on straterra which helps a bit.

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    • Reddest

      730d

      I've got bipolar 2 but my main symptom now is going from sleeping 14+ hours a day to accidentally staying up a day or two in a row... I take a stimulant (Adderall XR) and it works fine for me, and I'm also on an SSRI (Lexapro) and neither made me hypomanic. So if you haven't tried a stimulant it's worth a shot. If you have... Rip. Modafinil is a "wakefulness promoter," not a stimulant, that might be worth a try. Made my life hell tbh but I know others have had luck with it (just beware... If it seems like you're getting worse, it's making you worse! Even if it helped for the first month!)

    • Reddest

      730d

      I've got bipolar 2 but my main symptom now is going from sleeping 14+ hours a day to accidentally staying up a day or two in a row... I take a stimulant (Adderall XR) and it works fine for me, and I'm also on an SSRI (Lexapro) and neither made me hypomanic. So if you haven't tried a stimulant it's worth a shot. If you have... Rip. Modafinil is a "wakefulness promoter," not a stimulant, that might be worth a try. Made my life hell tbh but I know others have had luck with it (just beware... If it seems like you're getting worse, it's making you worse! Even if it helped for the first month!)

    • flwrhnd

      797d

      hi :) i’m also bipolar and i am on wellbutrin. although it throws some people into mania, i got lucky and it works very well for me. it’s not a complete cure as i still am sleeping A LOT but it’s a lot less than i was before

    • bugz

      827d

      Hi, I also have hypersomina and bipolar. I'm actually on a stimulant that's called the daytrana patch, and someone puts it on you so you wake up easier. It also helps me stay up. I would say look into it.

      • Spicybrain

        816d

        @bugz thank you so much, I will look into it!

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