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Hi! I'll be glad to be of help with this issue.
I can imagine how frustrating and distressing this situation must be for you. You have wonderful insight into your BD. That is very important and a really good thing.
It would be a concern for you to take another Lunesta as 3 mg is really the upper clinical dosage. Of course you're right that a good night's sleep would be critical for you in this part of the manic phase. However, self medicating with Lunesta is worrisome.
It is inconvenient but it may be very worth it: It might be worthwhile to go to the ER of a bigger hospital in your area that has a psychiatric department. This is in case the ER docs want to call down a psychiatric resident to consult on your situation tonight. They may give you medication to augment the Lunesta you've already taken. That would be the best outcome. But you need to deal with the medications under medical supervision and this is the most practical way to do it.
Okay, I wish you the very best!
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