Interesting, I see others here have the same illness and I just wondered how anyone else manages. Afterall, 1-2% of the population has some form of it. Lately I've been really manic with intense out of control euphoria -- like I snorted a gram of something that shouldn't be mentioned here. I'm not sleeping. Saw my doctor yesterday and got a new medicine: Lamictal 25mg daily. Not sure how it works with the depression side of the illness as mostly I'm always up up. Popped a few valiums an hour ago and hopefully will pass out and not be up another day (this is day 2 for me w/ no sleep).