I practiced tap dancing for 30 minutes in the morning. I slept with the 3yo. I went to the gym with the neighbor and did 30 minutes on elliptical and weight training. When all children were home, I asked for help with house stuff, things imploded, I hid in my bedroom and much loud screaming ensued.
I did not reappear until Spouse came home. He requested same help with house stuff, things imploded, I hid in the kitchen and ate dinner while much screaming ensued. Then ran off to band practice.
Afternoon Not So Much.
Part of the reason I hid in my room is that I was pretty sure that if I stayed in the kitchen I would have angrily taken over the job that I asked for help with. And then shifted into ANGRY AGRESSIVE CLEANING MODE (which can then trigger a whole hypomanic thing-- but not always) and the kids would have done nothing to help and there would be no dinner preparations and I would likely get very little sleep.
So, what do you do to fend off impending hypomanic episodes? I hide in my bedroom with the lights off. Nice.
This is a backdated post so I can tell you that I did get very little sleep. But I think it had to do with a cold. Tis the season, once again. My plan is to not be as ridiculously sick for as ridiculously long this school year.
Grateful Crap: neighbor. who is awesome.
1 hour exercise (dance and elliptical)
meds am - 150mg venlafaxine, 450mg bupropion
meds pm - omega-3, magnesium, multivitamin, 50mg lamotrigine
Quaker, teacher, parent,