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I have bipolar disorder...

I have bipolar disorder and take usual cocktail of meds. I tend to depression

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?

Hi yes. Well controlled now and under psychiatrist for over 20 years.But I battle waking in the morning. I will set alarms but snooze them forest hours and only really get up at 10.30-11am or later. Then read and stuff late at night. Finding it hard to break cycle. Get up early

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Psychologist should know?

Not really. Oh underactive thyroid and stress generally triggers depression and sleeping to avoid doing things.

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Mental Health
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Mental Health Professional: Dr. Kaushik, Psychiatrist replied 9 months ago
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Greetings.

Welcome to the site.

I am a Psychiatrist and i believe that i can help you with your query.

So what i understand from your question is that you are having excessive sleepiness in the morning time or perhaps better would be to say that you are waking up late ? Is this right to say ? Do you have anything else to add , if yes please do so ?

Please mention all the drugs that you have been taking ?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
That's correct. Mornings sleepy and bit down - very hard to get up and moving. I don't use a sleeping pill - and when I do only half. But I often toss and turn a lot because of arching legs/ sore hip. So quality of sleep not always that good. Sort of spoken to GP about hip pain, legs (poor circulation?) and we've not really got much progress on that. Not really so bad as to need usual intervention.
Mental Health Professional: Dr. Kaushik, Psychiatrist replied 9 months ago

Please mention names of all drugs that you are currently taking ?

Regards

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