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I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 2 in 2013..... I have been on sodium valproate ever since.... I have had problems with sleeping insomnia since then.. it has started to get worse over the years I have gone from working days to nights as I cant sleep but this is starting affect be though the day now where I live in 2 maybe 3 hours off sleep a day.... my anxiety level is through the roof to the point it affects my driving as I have started to have panic attacks if I get stuck in traffic.. I have found myself having to plan my route and check on traffic conditions before travelling is there any over the counter medication that I can get as I have lost all hope in my doctors to the point they have suggested I refer myself back to my MH doctor
Wellbeing Team

Hello

Thank you for your message. Our service is made up of CBT therapists, wellbeing practitioners and mental health nurses so as we don't have any Doctors in this service unfortunately we can't recommend medications. I would advise that you ask your GP if a referral to psychology services would be possible for a medication review. Sorry we cannot be of any more help.

Thank you,

The wellbeing team

Wellbeing Team

Additionally, we can offer talking therapy for panic attacks. If this is something you would like to discuss further, please contact our duty team on 01782711651.

Thank you,

The wellbeing team



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