The sharp pains you are experiencing in your head could be related to a side effect of your medications. Headache
, as well as sleep disturbances, can be common side effects of these classes of medications. Therefore, if you have not had a medication check with your psychiatrist
in a while, I highly recommended setting that appointment up.
The headache may also be unrelated to your medications. For example, migraine is a very common form of headache that involves pulsatile pain on one side of the head, often with other symptoms such as visual changes or nausea.
I am also concerned by the fact that you say you have begun to have very irregular sleeping habits. Irregular sleeping is often a sign that bipolar disorder
is not well controlled and can occur at the start of a manic episode. This is especially likely if you are also experiencing rapid mood swings, changes in your attention and daily routine, heightened energy, raising thoughts, and the like. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, then this could be a psychiatric emergency and you should call your psychiatrist immediately or go to your local emergency room, especially if you have any thoughts or impulses to harm yourself or engage in risky behaviors.