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Can't sleep

I cannot get a full nite's sleep & sleep meds prescribed aren't working. Take clonazepam & lamtrogine, but am definitely hypo-manic. Any ideas?
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Ideas of course... but since I don't know anything about you check in with your doctor first.

1. Lamotrigine (Lamictal) is a mood stabilizer that usually doesn't have that much effect on hypomania (not always true but generally true) so you might want to consider adding a mood stabilizer that is more effective for hypomania... there are many... such as lithium, valproate, or an atypical antipsychotic.
2. Tiny amounts of mindfulness meditation (usually all that folks can do if they are hypomanic) can make a big difference. Get an MP3 or a track from iTunes to guide you and keep you focused on meditation.
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