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No irritability and enjoying my coworkers so far. I was on disabililty earlier this year but because I lost it--when I was offered a full time temporary job, I took it.

Perhaps my transportation arrangements are fueling my hypomania. My husband drives to work at 6:20 AM for a 7 AM - 3 PM job. We only have one car and because he makes 5X more per hour than I do with my new job--I am working around his schedule (he doesn't want me to work if it causes any problems ). So, I get up and usually make us breakfast and a lunch for us to take to work. Then he loads my bike into the bed of his truck. There is a bus stop near his workplace where I load my bike. When I get off that bus route, it is a 1.5 mile bike ride to work. I get there about 45 minutes before my 8:30 AM shift. When I get out of work at 5:30 PM, I ride my bike 4 miles to a different bus stop which takes me to a spot that is 3 miles from my home resulting in arriving at home between 7:05 and 7:20 PM.

I actually enjoy all the bike riding but the problem is that by 8 PM, my husband is ready for bed but when I lie down--I am still wound up. Before adopting this schedule, I only took my xanax about 3X a week--now I am taking it every evening and still wound up. This morning, a severe leg cramp in my right calf woke me up at 1 AM (I am still wide awake). No big deal today since it is Saturday but this is the 2nd time this week.

Perhaps the hypomania will go away once the job becomes routine? Do you think I have taken on a schedule that is incompatable with my bipolar II traits (noticed earlier this year that this is one of my diagnosis but GAD/panic disorder is the bigger concern--the diagnosis which is rock solid. ) Unless I totally crash--I plan on sticking to this schedule since the job only lasts until mid or early December......
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I am working around his schedule (he doesn't want me to work if it causes any problems ....
Just realized this is unfair. I'm the one that has been insisting that the bike ride is relaxing, it takes the place of our daily walk, etc. He would have me drive and drop him off if I requested it. I am only say things like this about my husband and friend who I spend all my nonwork time with. He is very good to me so the comments are very unfair. Is this a symptom of anxiety (about his reactions that I imagine and get anxious anticipating), bipolar, or a personality disorder. This is why I shouldn't post on PC. I feel like I just bad mouthed him on here this morning then made him breakfast followed by relaxing quality time.
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It's good that you're getting all this exercise, but I hope the hypomania doesn't get worse. You might want to talk to your doctor about it.
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I dont want to talk to my doctor, most of them over here are full of ****
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It's good that you're getting all this exercise, but I hope the hypomania doesn't get worse. You might want to talk to your doctor about it.
Good point. If it doesn't settle down by Tuesday evening--I will message her. In the meantime, I woke up at 1 or 2 AM all week and still feeling good so far today.
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Well, I slept more than seven hours last night but them my back went out shortly after getting up. Probably will be walking instead of riding my bike this week. I am used to long walks and loading the bike on the bus rack has been a challenge....
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Is there any way your hubby could drop you off and pick you up at work some or all of your work days? Would you consider asking someone at your work place that lives near you if you could be picked up and returned home for some gas money and a little extra, at least a couple days per week?
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Is there any way your hubby could drop you off and pick you up at work some or all of your work days? Would you consider asking someone at your work place that lives near you if you could be picked up and returned home for some gas money and a little extra, at least a couple days per week?
On Friday, one of my classmates (I am in training at the new job) thought it was awesome that I was riding my bike there (I was bragging that the weather was perfect for it). Today will be a big contrast since I will be walking around stooped and in pain whenever I move--especially going from standing to sitting and vice versa.

My sweet husband and daughter did everything for me yesterday (I mostly binged watched Mad Men and NFL games)--I could cook but only if people assisted with cleaning the iron skillet (hurt my back to move) and picking things up that are higher our lower than chest or waist level. My H will be driving me and picking me up from work today. Until my back heals, I can only walk slowly, but it will heal. It has been a long time since it has gone out this badly, but it has before. I am glad that I have this job. Going to class and operating a mouse/keybourd is the one thing I can do....
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When my back starts going out Im way too stressed.
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