I didn't know this morning if I was going to be able to calm myself down without having to take an anti psychotic tablet and, although I really did not want to take one, I was willing to do it if I knew that it would settle me down sufficiently. Fortunately, I waited and was able to mentally put the brakes on and bring myself to a screeching halt. So much so, that I actually could lie down on the sofa and take a nap for two hours. I have only one time before brought myself to a screeching halt when I threatened to become hypo manic and I didn't know if I could do it again, but faced with a couple of days of madness, that would have to be kept under control with anti psychotics, I decided that I had to try and get a hold of myself and snap out of it pretty quickly, and pretty quickly I did.
I slept deeply and when I woke up I felt completely normal and very calm, I would say somewhat subdued even, as if I had taken a tranquilizer, and I took some time to come to my senses. The reality of what had happened sank in and I saw that I had been working on that hypo mania since yesterday, but that now it was completely gone.
Knowing that I can do this, that I can mentally put the brakes on, makes me feel much more secure and I hope that I can always do it in the future, if I recognize my mood on time and if it bothers me enough to do it. That's the whole thing, of course. If I'm having a jolly good time, I'm not as likely to put the brakes on. I may get myself into slight trouble before I realize what is happening. As it is, it took me 24 hours to figure this one out.
Well, I just thought I would let you know how it turned out. I have to write a follow up email to my SPN now.