Just wanted to let everyone know that I was hospitalized for the past 6 days and was released on Wednesday. I'm going to follow up with a partial hospitalization therapy program where I can stay at home, and go to therapy during the day.
The trip to my family and then the trip to the conference was too much for me. It triggered a manic episode that made me really sick. Much sicker than I've ever been. I wasn't sleeping but 2-3 hours a night, my thoughts were out of control, racing, No focus. I basically wanted to crawl out of my skin I was in so much mental pain.
So, I told my therapist and psychiatrist that I wanted to go to the hospital and my psychiatrist checked me in. He adjusted my medications. Tried to help me get some sleep. And slowly brought me back into focus. It took awhile.
I'm not all there yet, but with the outpatient therapy, I'm sure I'll get there with little problem.