Extremely misbehaving kitty

My kitten is 6 months old and I've had her since she was 8 weeks old (and she was not a feral or shelter kitten; her mother was a family pet). Since she was little, she has always been extremely hyper. But as she has gotten older, her misbehaving only became worse. 


She spends every evening running around like a small hurricane and getting into things she knows she's not supposed to (like on the bookshelves and kitchen counters). I suspect she is only doing this to get attention. But it gets old yelling at her to constantly get down. The vet recommended Feliway to help calm her down, but that doesn't seem to really affect her.

I've read a few things to do to train a kitten about misbehaving: distracting with other toys, spraying her with a water bottle, or putting her in "time out" (her cat carrier). But when I try to distract her, she starts attacking my hands and arms when she plays, to the point where she draws blood; she LOVES the water, so spraying her only seems to encourage her; and once I let her out of the carrier, she immediately starts misbehaving again. I've also heard that making a loud bang or hiss startles cats and they stop -- not this girl! She only gets more riled up. 

I love my little girl to death, but I'm getting so fed up with yelling at her and trying to get her to calm down. She gets fixed next week, so I'm hoping that will help. But in the mean time, what else should I do?!? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

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