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Stoma Girl
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 2/24/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey.. I'm fairly new here.. I keep having really bad problems with my sleeping habits.. I'm on Paroxetine and seeing a counsellor (every month cause she's so booked up) but I've started having days when I'll sleep all night and then not want to get out of bed all day, and then some days when I won't sleep at all, night or day for a few days in a row.. I think this is a side effect of the meds but I don't want to take sleeping pills cause I have really vivid dreams and when I took the pills last, they made me have really horrific nightmares.. the sleepings been weird since I had my ileostomy in september and I keep thinking it can't be after-shock of that cause its been about 4 months or so.. it's really depressing me cause I can't get a job as some days I'm so tired. I also keep having this thing where I want to go to sleep and not wake up, or wake up in a hospital cause hospitals are really peaceful and I feel like if I'm on hospital I can get my sleeping back to normal.. this has led me to try and harm myself with alcohol and I've actually wound up there as a result.. I don't know what to do, I feel like I'm going crazy here :( Help?
 
Mary x x x
Never Give Up, Never Surrender!
 
.. Stoma Girl ..
.. Ileostomy following Crohn's Disease, 2007 ..
.. Meds? Tried 'em all! ..
.. Currently on Paroxetine 20mg for depression ..
.. Time between diagnosis and operation - one year ..
.. But HAPPY! ..


getting by
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 2/24/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Stoma girl,

I am sorry thatyou are having so much problems with sleep. I am not familiar with your medication. I am sure that somebody will come on here and know something about it.

Your sleeping issues seem to be causing a lot of trouble for you. I have days where I want to sleep all day due to fibromyalgia and depression. Yesterday and today I have been very tired. We had a break in the weather. I got out and did some errands yesterday, but other than that I have pretty much been staying inside. I hope you don't do any more self harm. Everrybody is so important to us here, you have come to a good place.

Please keep posting, I know that I wasn't too much help but am herer if you need me.

hugs,
Karen
  Moderator-Depression
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


Stoma Girl
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 2/24/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Karen,

Thanks for the sympathy :/ it's just so frustrating! I tried to talk to my mum about it but she can just sleep like *that* so she has no idea.. I keep getting so angry with myself for being so difficult, and I get angry every time I try and harm myself but it doesn't seem to do any good cause I do it again.. ergh :( :( It doesn't help that a year ago about now my boyfriend cheated on me, and from the signs he's doing it again.. UGGGGH! Sorry if I sound whiny.


Never Give Up, Never Surrender!
 
.. Stoma Girl ..
.. Ileostomy following Crohn's Disease, 2007 ..
.. Meds? Tried 'em all! ..
.. Currently on Paroxetine 20mg for depression ..
.. Time between diagnosis and operation - one year ..
.. But HAPPY! ..


getting by
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 40584
   Posted 2/24/2008 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Stomagirl,

You aren't being whiney.  I am sorry that you are seeing the signs of cheating, and I hate to say it but it is woman's intuition, if you suspect it, you are usually on track.  It is like a radar we have.  You can tell.  Have you confronted him about it?  My late husband was one for that.  The truth would always come out sooner or later, though he would never admit to anything.  Just don't let him make you think that you are crazy, that is what mine use to do.  I do have a good man now though, and I trust him truly.

I have gone through different stages with sleep.  I use to have a hard time sleeping now I sleep easy.  Almost too easy.  But it is better than not.  I was taking abilify and they had raised the dose.  I couldn't sleep good so they cut it back down and now I do better.  The last couple of days though I have been really fatigued, I am fighting taking a nap.  If I do, I may not sleep tonight.

I hope you get a grip on the self harming, try to distract yourself when you get the urges to do so.  Put on some music that you like and dance, or try to relax.  Everything that you can to distract yourself from what you are wanting to do.  You will only get angry at yourself afterwards and feel more depressed.  That small feeling of relief doesn't last long enough to make it worth it.  Do you see a therapist that you can talk to about it?  I think that would do you some good.  Just take some deep breaths when you get frustrated, you really can control this. 

We aren't suppose to go into detail with this, but if you need to talk about it, you can email me.  My address is in my profile.  Just be careful not to say too much when you post, I am here to listen so like I say if you need to talk, just email me.

hugs,

Karen


  Moderator-Depression
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


ShynSassy
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 3036
   Posted 2/26/2008 5:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Mary

I went through that with the meds, and yes it is very frustrating...
I would wake up every hour and it would take me another hour to get back to sleep..

If it continues I would contact your doctor and let them know..you need to get into a healthy sleep pattern that way you feel better in the morning.

I also suggest cutting down on caffeine during the day if you drink it...
And you can try a non caffeine hot drink before you go to bed...

Keep us posted and good luck.
Shy


Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia


Stoma Girl
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 2/26/2008 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Shy,

Thanks for the advice, I did go to see my doctor today and he told me to double my meds and to try not to have any caffeine or food late at night.. Hope it will work, as I didn't want to get out of bed yesterday and ended up hiding under my duvet all day trying not to burst into tears.. for no reason as well.. ergh.. hopefully the meds will help and I'll feel a bit better :)

Mary x x x
Never Give Up, Never Surrender!
 
.. Stoma Girl ..
.. Ileostomy following Crohn's Disease, 2007 ..
.. Meds? Tried 'em all! ..
.. Currently on Paroxetine 20mg for depression ..
.. Time between diagnosis and operation - one year ..
.. But HAPPY! ..


ShynSassy
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 3036
   Posted 2/27/2008 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Give the meds some time to take full effect... are you in therapy?

remember,in order to get better we have to deal with what caused our depression in the first place.


stay strong
Shy


Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia

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