I still can't sleep more than a couple hours a night on average. I did get one night of sleep and I was thankful and amazed. Then of course it disappeared. But I don't feel tired. No side effects from lithium so far which probably means there won't be unless I somehow get dehydrated. It feels like someone put the fire in my brain out though. I don't have that undeniable urge to say something. I am a bit more placid, as in non confrontational. I just feel quieter. And I don't feel like people are plotting to make me sick( with food). Also my family seems like they are calmer as well if that makes any sense.
I do forget stuff. Like I have alarms to take my meds. And when the alarm goes off I take it, then five minutes later I wonder if I just shut off the alarm and forgot the meds. And of course don't want to take to much so I have to wait till next time. I just assume I took it, just so I don't talk myself into taking it again by accident.
I see the clinic psychologist, and I do have to see a psychiatrist once, for my records, so i can be treated by my regular doc. Not a huge fan of psychiatrists, but policy is policy ( hate policy too). considering I act like a spoiled brat when i don't get my way, I think I'm handling it nicely. So I will jump through their hoops to get my way.
I started talking to my friends again. So, yeah, I guess it's working.