This is the 2nd time I've been up....

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seechell
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 12/15/2006 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
It's almost 5 am here and this is the second time I've been up during the night. Sometimes I'm up three or four times. I usually go to bed at 10 pm or so and then I'm up at 1 am or 2 am. I'm up for about an hour then I go back to bed for a couple of hours and am up again around 4 am or 5 am. I'm up for about an hour and then I'm back in bed until the alarm goes off if I have things to do. If not, I wake up when my body is ready. This has been my pattern for the last 3 weeks or more. It sucks and I'm very tired of it. I wake up with racing thoughts, can't breathe well, have nightmares etc. My NP uped my dosage of seroquel from 300mg to 400mg yesterday. I thought that would keep me asleep, but oooohhhh noooo....AAARRRGGG!!! Any thoughts, words of wisdom, help? 
Take Care,
               Chelle
    "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
  DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, bi-polar, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, sleep apnea
  RX: synthroid, estradiol, cymbalta, prozac, geodon, lamictal, inderal la, klonopin, seroquel, imiprimine, aspirin, (relpax, phenergan, esgic plus, xanax, PRN for migraine)
  Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006
 
 


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   Posted 12/15/2006 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Awwww *hugs* Chelle , not being able to get a good nights sleep is just the worst sad

When you wake up have you tried making a warm drink of either chamomile tea or hot milk and cinnamon/nutmeg which all have sleep inducing properties.

Also try a calcium suppliment just before bedtime as this soothes insomnia.

For anxiety oats (like porridge ones) contain thiamin and pantothenic acid which act as gentle nerve tonics. They can help with fatigue , stress , and depression too.

There is also a kind of narcotic found in lettuce that can help to induce sleep (it is stronger in wild lettuce but still present in the ones we get in the shops) so try eating a few leaves before bed or when you wake in the night.

Chelle - you are gonna be having the stangest supper ever lol tongue

I hope I've been of some help to you - let me know how you get on

I'll be thinking of you ,

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Twiggy2
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   Posted 12/15/2006 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
dear seechell i to started recently taking seroquel 25mgs help put me to sleep at night but does not help in the morning thats when my mind starts racing i go down stairs and take a klonopin and it helps a bit. I wish u the best sorry u are going through a rough patch now but i kinda know what you are going through as i have the same type of problem sorta anyway bye for now Twiggy2. I don;t even think that seroquel is all that great just yet but i am going to continue taking it until i see my new pysch doc on the 23rd.

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   Posted 12/18/2006 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey there Chelle ,

Just asking how the sleep things going - are ya winning?

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