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slz727
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 216
   Posted 7/16/2010 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

I can't sleep! I have taken to many of my colazpam this month with no refills and now I can't sleep. I see a new p dr thios thurs but i have not gotten but 2 or 4 hours pof sleep at night for the las 6 days!

I know I messed upby takink more rx than what was prescribed but th dr reduced my mg 2 1mg from 2. I wasen't sleeping on 2 mg so I took 3. OH I am getting so irritable with no sleep.

Does anyone have a sug or experence that may help me fall asleep? Ihave even tryed taking alergy meds that are to make u sleepy and that hasen't worked either. Ihave been up reading for several hours with no luck!

If someone could give suig that wold be great. I know that I did this to my self but I need sleep or I may end up on the hospital!

Thanks,

SLZ

tortoise11
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2896
   Posted 7/16/2010 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Try staying awake for 1 hour.  Then go to bed.  If you don't fall asleep in 20 min, get up for another hour.  Try again.
 
Google it and try everything you find - like drinking a glass of warm milk (eww!).
 
Sleeplessness is dangerous for bipolars!  Good luck!
Bipolar 1
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder
 
"It's never too late to become what you might have been."


slz727
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 216
   Posted 7/17/2010 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks I will try that! I was thinking of tea to or mayce a walk before bed. I will look at google thanks.

SLZ

GreenTeaHero
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 181
   Posted 7/17/2010 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
cammomile tea,
deep breathing..

havana
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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 127
   Posted 7/18/2010 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
What a beautifully helpful post, It's Genetic! This is one to turn to again and again when one has trouble sleeping. Thanks so much for posting it.

Warmly,
Havana
Havana
bipolar II, panic/anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome 
current meds: Clonazepam, 0.5 mg prn; Topamax, 50 mg

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