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wendy g
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   Posted 7/5/2006 3:28 AM (GMT -7)   
hey kinda new at this chat room thing.  anyone else suffer from sleepless nights. going on my third day without sleep.  any suggestions.  i guess it would be more exciting if i lived in new york or los angeles, because i could find something to do on the sleepless nights. however, i live in akron, ohio so..........well, you get my point. 

els
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   Posted 7/5/2006 4:01 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi wendy,  I want to welcome you to Healing Welling forum.  We are happy to have you.  Yes, I used to suffer from not being able to sleep until I spoke with my doc and he put me on lunesta (which helps a lot).  There are still time that I will wake up at 2am and get up then or even 4am but I think perhaps it is just that I am thinking of all the things I have to do and the need to try get them done.  I live a rural Missouri so everything closes here at 10pm except for Walmart...not to exciting. 

Before I started on Lunesta I would take Tylenol PM when I would go though those spells of not sleeping for days and sometimes even weeks at a time...or even just benadryl by itself as too much Tylenol can be hard on your liver.  I am sure others will post to you with their suggestions.

I want to let you know that HW does have a link to Chat Rooms if you are interested in that...this is a message board, meaning you post something and pretty much wait for someone to reply to your post.  Everyone here is really great about replying to posts it just usually isn't right away...I hope we hear more from you.  Take care


 


faraz
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   Posted 7/5/2006 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
hi,
I have never had insomnia , so maybe i dont know about this problem much. But one thing which I am curious about is that---wont you become a little addicted to these sleeping pills.
Maybe , a time will come when you wont be able to sleep without sleeping pills or maybe you will have to increase the dosage for the pills to work.
 
I am not sure about this. But I have heard this from people .
 
Just wanted to know if this is true.
 
bye,
faraz

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healthier
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   Posted 7/5/2006 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Something you can do about it is to try to get as much information about the subject.
Hope this helps.

Hi, I am sorry but I have had to edit your post due to forum rules and guideline #4 of no advertising.  Though the link you supplied did have some very good information, it also was linked to an online pharmacy which is considered Spamming.  Thank you - Elisha

Post Edited By Moderator (els) : 7/6/2006 8:13:40 AM (GMT-6)


sooper
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   Posted 7/5/2006 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I have suffered insomnia on and off since I was about 16 (nearly 26 now). It seems when my Crohn's Disease is acting up I especially have a hard time sleeping. It is true one may become addicted to sleeping pills. But if someone has suffered from insomnia for great lengths of time, the idea of needing a pill to get to sleep forever doesnt sound so bad at all, after many sleepless nights. Right now I am taking melatonin to help me sleep. Although I can get to sleep most nights, I still have frequent wakings during the night, and always wake up early. I like the idea of that Ambian Extended release, to help you stay asleep, though that isnt availble in Canada. We have something very similiar to it in chem structure but not available in the special release formula. So you can get to sleep, but it isnt uncommon to awake during the night, or early in the morning.
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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 7/5/2006 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to Healing Well!!!

You could ask your doctor to prescribe you something to help you sleep. My doctor gave me temazepan but only gave me 5 tablets. Taking those each night got me into a routine of going off to sleep. I think you can buy herbal over the counter sleeping tablets if you prefer. Also I think lavender helps with sleeping. Try to relax before going to bed by having a bath and reading. I try not to drink caffeine or eat anything heavby before going to bed as that keeps me up!! I sometimes have camomile tea too. Hope this helped!
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Twiggy2
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   Posted 7/5/2006 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
dear atedogs how long have you been on wellbutrin, tonight is my third pill, drinking herbal tea at night before bed if i suspect sleep probems i will mention it to my pysch when i see him i to have klonopin but running low and proably won;t have enough until my next appointment i am wondering if i should call in and request a little more. The other sometime i break them in half to spred it out a bit. Anyway, just was chit chatting talk to ya later Twiggy2

hillynicky
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   Posted 7/6/2006 2:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Faraz,
I don't think that you'll get addicted to the pills if you take it in controlled amounts. just a thought...

zorna
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   Posted 7/6/2006 2:41 AM (GMT -7)   

HI Wendy

I don't know if it works, but I usually find time to do some type of  exercise during the day.  I think I am up at this time because I rode my bike yesterday and I overdid it a bit.(ouch!)  I try and have a set bedtime, that is just right for me, you know not to early not to late yeah    I like the bedroom to be cooler than the rest of the house and I put  a recording of the ocean,thunderstorm and nature on to fall a sleep to.

I hope some of these suggestions help.  If I can think of something else I will let you know. 


faraz
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   Posted 7/6/2006 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I just asked about getting addicted to the pills , because i heard some people who said that they were having problems when they tried to sleep without sleeping pills.
 
And about those ocean sounds . I just love these. I used to get so relaxed using these . I used to do the alpha meditation ( that i a silva mind control thing), and i used to get so relaxed that i couldnt even notice when i slept. I only noticed that in the morning. and you know what it felt like i didnt even change my position while sleeping( although i am not sure because i was sleeping) . i just woke up early in the morning with the earphone still in my ears and me lying in the same position.
 
I was just amazed with this . Maybe this was because i did meditation and relaxing music both at the same time but i felt so fresh, that i just cant explain it.
 
But the freshness seemed to lower a bit when i kept doing it everyday or maybe i was just getting used to that level of freshness . but the first time i had done it , it was amazing.
 
Sorry , for all this unnecessary rambling. But really i feel so much about it that i just had to write all this.
 
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Twiggy2
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   Posted 8/3/2006 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
well i will let my pysch doc know that im taking the valium since i only take it at night to help relax. it shouldn;t be a problem, he should refill my presciption for klono if not i will call it in the family doc and get through him as it seems that my pysch doc doesn;'t really have much intention of helping me and will tell him that at my appointment. As for the caffiene i don;t think it;s all related to the caffiene i have always drank 2 cups a day and never had any trouble with sleep, i think it has more to do with the pain i am in and is always more severe at night when i am trying to rest and sleep. And that is why a awaken. I need to speak to my family doc about pain meds that will work but that is going to have to wait until i see him on the 14th. Also the pharmacy said that i can take the valium and the temazapam together one will help my muscles relax and the other to help me to sleep i am keeping my fingers crossed because this is the 8 day almost waking at 2 or 3 am. They said if i still am having troubles to call my doc so if i awake again tonight with the same problem i am calling my family doc first thing. Anyway that's my news for the night i'll let u know what happens. Twiggy2
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