I have had Bipolar 2 for 11 years and it has taken that long for my Government in South Africa to provide the correct medication. I am unable to work because of my instability. Anyway, finally I got the right medication which included sleep medication. Not sleeping pills but Clonazapam which helped relax me into sleep because of my Anxiety. So having listened to all of this it should come as no surprise that at 41, with a divorce in the works that I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia that keeps me awake for 36 hours at a time and then I get about 6 hours. Then we go for the 36 hours again. The pain has alot to do with it. It involves my neck, shoulder joints, elbows and hands. My hips and tailbone, my knees and ankles and the underside of my feet. Driving even with an automatic car is painful and because of the dizzy spells that attack suddenly I am afraid to take long journeys and the pain afterwards is levelling. I know that I have to give up caffeine, sugar and carbonated drinks and of course smoking. But I want to know what can be done for me especially with Bipolar. It is like the 2 feed off each other. I am getting very depressed with the lack of sleep and pain and that is just the beginning. I am really frightened at the lack of knowledge that is out there and I still have to keep my other disorder at bay and come to terms with the fact that I now am really disabled and cannot earn a proper income and have to rely on my ex. This in South Africa is a joke because if he doesn't pay it isn't like we have the resources to go and arrest him to bring him to book. Anyway, too much information. That is my question. And please don't anybody say that I worry too much about labels. The labels don't mean anything they are just a form of identification but what their illness does is of great concern.