Can you have such a bad manic episode that 20 mg. Of ambian really doesn’t help you sleep? I just want to sleep.!!
Yes, you can very easily have such a bad manic episode that no amount of drugs seems to be able to knock you out. While I have never been on Ambien, I remember many nights unable to get myself to just fall asleep, at least for a little while. My mind just wouldn’t seemed to slow itself down, and I had all these thoughts ts and ideas that would not leave me alone. I needed to get up and put these amazing ideas to use before I forget. Nothing, no amount of working on projects or running circles in my room, would satisfy that energy. When I looked down at my skin, I swore I could see it oozing out of skin. All I wanted was to shut my eyes and have them stay shut; but my mind wouldn’t let it. My body screamed for rest – I screamed for rest – but mania had me tied down to this roller coaster and wasn’t going to let go.
For hours, I was moving all over the house, starting many things and finishing none of them. Each time I sat down to do one thing, another brilliant idea popped up that just had to be addressed. Nothing was going to stop me, and I was convinced I was a genius with all these ideas. As much as I want
ed sleep, I decided that I must be being kept up for a reason, and that it would pass when I was done. It did eventually pass, and I crashed like a ro
ck, as my body desperately tried to make up for those sleepless nights.
I am sorry you’re Ambien isn’t working much. Unfortunately, I do know how it feels to be unable to close your eyes when your mind is racing. Hopefully, in the time since you asked you have gotten some sleep. It’s well deserved after surviving mania.