haven't slept in 2 days....idea's?

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AngMichelle
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   Posted 8/29/2009 4:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, Its 6:15am and I haven't slept all night, not even tired really. I did the same last night. Its wearing on my body though. Also, I have NO apppetite. Anyway,
I have tried things like Ambien and they just make me hyper and do things I don't remember like making Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, talking to family they say really I was up all night don't random things, and I didn't remember. Scarry.
I take Klonopin but it doesn't make me rest either. I have tried Lunesta, Trasadone, and even Chloral Hydrate(worked for a while) and nothing really helps me to sleep. OTC sleep meds make my Legs hurt, or have RLS really bad.
I'm so ready to sleep at night!
Ang
<S> </S>
Migraines, Ovarian Cyst, repeat and multiple jaw dislocations, depression/anxiety, PTSD, and the list goes on
On Jan 17th 2008 I had a very traumatic situation ending in a colostomy. had the reversal which put me through months of hell, but better now. I have had over 12 pretty major surgeries, 100's of "procedures", my immune system is a NO GO. I've been in and out of the hospital for the last 10 years. I have no real Dx's really. I have a lot of "Psuedo" (sp?) symptoms, so they say. This in just 24 years and its just half the story. (Violin's playing yet?)

Meds: Celexa, Klonopin, Serequel, Hydrocodone)

 May God give you a reason to smile today, an extra reason
to laugh, and bring joy to your soul.


Jim1969
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   Posted 8/29/2009 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried things like:

Eliminate all caffeine intake
Turn off the TV an hour before bed
Take a hot shower or bath before bed.
Drink a glass of warm milk
Learn and practice deep breathing and relaxation techniques.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.


LLPLUV
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   Posted 8/29/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I was reading your post and the first thing that popped to mind is my oldest son. If he takes any med for sleep or calming (valuim, klonopin) he gets really hyper they all react with him the opposite. So in the past we tried Ritilan and it worked. Its a form of speed but he gets tired on it.

Something to think about

Laurie
Kidney Diseases and Disorders
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........


skeye
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   Posted 8/29/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ang,

I wish I could say that I haven't been in your situation, but I have all too many times. Sleep aids - both OTC & prescription - don't work for me either. They don't make me hyper like you, they just don't do anything. I seem to have some really strange biochemistry, as my body doesn't respond to pain medication either. We've had to get pretty creative with trying uncommon medications. Right now my doctor has my trying Seconal for sleep. It is an old barbituate used as a sleep aid & anticonvulsant. However it isn't used very commonly anymore. In fact I had to call about 10 pharmacies to finally find someone who carried it & they were an hour away! I just started it last night, so it's too soon for me to tell anything.

Lavender always helps me to relax - lavender tea, aromatherapy, anything. Chamomile tea is good too. I actually just bought something this summer called "sleepy time tea," but I've yet to try it (keep forgetting I have it!).

I hope you manage to get some sleep tonight! Being up all night is just awful!

skeye

AngMichelle
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   Posted 8/29/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I try Valeraine root and other herbal but they don't do anything. The best med I've been on is Chloral Hydrate but most doctors are afraid to prescripe it. I tried serequel but it makes my legs hurt. It worked great for a week, then the side effects hit, and now it doesn't even make me sleepy. The best I've found to help me sleep is a musle reladxant Zanaflex but doctors don't want to give it to me for sleep.....
maybe today i passed out from 8am -3pm. Now I'm afraid of tonight.
<S> </S>
Migraines, Ovarian Cyst, repeat and multiple jaw dislocations, depression/anxiety, PTSD, and the list goes on
On Jan 17th 2008 I had a very traumatic situation ending in a colostomy. had the reversal which put me through months of hell, but better now. I have had over 12 pretty major surgeries, 100's of "procedures", my immune system is a NO GO. I've been in and out of the hospital for the last 10 years. I have no real Dx's really. I have a lot of "Psuedo" (sp?) symptoms, so they say. This in just 24 years and its just half the story. (Violin's playing yet?)

Meds: Celexa, Klonopin, Serequel, Hydrocodone)

 May God give you a reason to smile today, an extra reason
to laugh, and bring joy to your soul.


Jim1969
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   Posted 8/29/2009 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried taking Melatonin. It is one of the hormones that help regulate sleep and is available OTC.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.


Tirzah
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   Posted 8/30/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Lavender helps me & also plain passion flower tea (no sugar, or I don't sleep).

My mom takes Seroquel & that helps her. Nothing else worked for her at all.

good luck on finding something that works for you -- i know how miserable it is not to sleep. :(

Frances
Moderator -- Depression Forum


Jim M
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 8/30/2009 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I also have sleeping problems. Meds don't work for me at all.
I am using Hypnosis MP3's. Once I plug in to my MP3 player, I am out in 10 - 20 mins

You can find them for download on the Internet. I would give the site....but not sure if that would break any rules.
Anyway, it works for me. ( Side Note: Addicted Now! If I don't have my MP3 Player - No Sleep )
 


uniquelyme
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   Posted 8/31/2009 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
ANgMichelle,
What medical issues do you have?  If you don't mind my asking...I know that being Bipolar sometimes sends me into insomnia.  Also the pain will do the same...it seems to come from out of nowhere and it sux!!!  Then you feel worse.  Sleep is something that eludes us all at one time or another... We Cper's have so many issues that branch off from the pain... mental illness, Diabetes, HBP, and there are a lot more I'm sure....
 
I wish the only thing wrong with me was the pain....of course that includes the things that started the pain in the first place...
 
Me.

I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
 
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/  30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen                                                                   

 


straydog
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   Posted 9/1/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I have used Benadryl and it does put me to sleep. My dr has no problem with this either. My dr does not ever prescribe more than 7 days of sleeping pills.  He says it only takes 7 days to turn our sleeping habits around.


Straydog/Susie
Moderator Chronic Pain
 
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.

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