“BEEN sleeping a lot, and up to 12 hours straight, as what happened today. The culprit is the Seroquel, an anti-psychotic drug I take for my bipolar disorder. The dosage, although not upped, from its 150 mgs taken in the morning and 200 mgs at night, was changed to a different kind, which, according to my Psychiatrist I saw last October 17, 2016, is to ensure that I don’t get to be that “manic” when the depressed phase wears off. When I am in the mania phase, you see, I don’t get to sleep and I will be oozing with a lot of energy, and with my still not healed knee, I may end up landing in the hospital!
“Am actually loving what I am now – stable – but sleeping straight for up to 12 hours is not good for my health because I get to take Insulin and meds three times a day. I get to squeeze in the remaining two times within the next 12 hours but quite impossible because of the Omeprazole (for my gastritis) which has to be taken twice a day, 30 minutes before food. And the gap with Insulin shots has to be at least six to seven hours!
“I can’t be wakened up by Waleed and Inday Day Lyn AlGil because I couldn’t open my eyes so they both just leave me be and wait for me to wake up on my own. Not good, isn’t it? Hmmm. . .”
The above-quoted words are from my Facebook Status Post last night. I still am used to posting first to my FB although I have mentioned in a past blog entry that I should change the habit, that is: to post to this blog first then share the link to my FB Timeline. Because I always write in English, having quite a number of foreigner FB friends, majority of my Status Posts are blog potentials. And since I have so much to share because of my health-challenged life, I will be able to reach out to more readers via this blog than my FB. I will then surely contribute something in raising awareness on a few uncommon diseases I “collect”, with bipolar disorder as one of those.