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Give Me Strength
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   Posted 3/30/2007 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been depressed for quite some time.  I'm on meds ie wellbutrin, Prozac and Ativan for anxiety.  I have insomnia really bad,  I have not ever reached out to anyone.  Just recently I have been going to counseling   I kind of live in my own little world and am scared to talk about my depression.

tase2
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   Posted 3/30/2007 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Give Me Strength

since you are on meds, I can only assume that you are under a Dr. care. This is good, and means you have reached out.

Everyone here is great and supportive.

I am on 450mg Wellbutrin.

I also take 1.5mg Xanax at night. It works wonders for me. I think it really relaxes me enough to where I just seem to fall asleep. No hangovers at all in the AM.

You can suggest that to your Doc.


good luck

Keep us posted

tase

els
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   Posted 3/30/2007 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Give Me Strength,  Welcome to Healing Well we are happy to have you join us here.  I hope you come to find that this is a safe place to discuss your depression or just whatever is on your mind.  There is so many supportive people here always willing to help.  Also, it is good for us to know that we are not alone in this even though it often times feels that way. 
We are always here for you

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jordaNZone
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   Posted 3/30/2007 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Sleep deprivation is sooo annoying..I have terrible patches of it at times..sheesh..I have two kinds of insomnia

1. My eyes pretend they can hardly stay open..so I head off to bed...get really cosy..and Then...DING - eyes open I am awake lol...grrr hate this when it happens!

2.For me this one sux the most... I have gone to sleep instantly but 2 hours later..DING..eyes open I am awake lol...grr!

Meds are one solution just to get back into the habit of sleeping properly..have you tried the warm milk with a little nutmeg or cinnamon before bed..sometimes I find that if I have exercised during the day my sleep improves..reading a book in bed can make me sleep, or sometimes instead of kicking the bed to pieces I will get up and go on the computer and usually end up at HW tongue  and that makes my eyes tired too after a while..sheesh it's a constant battle sometimes!

I look forward to the replies from this post to see if anyone has a brilliant solution for both of us lol.

Maree

 


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the best thing you can do is the right thing,
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and the worst thing you can do is nothing."
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Give Me Strength
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   Posted 3/30/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you for your warm welcome.  I am timid to talk about my depression.  I really appreciate the warm milk idea w/ cinn. I will have to try that.  Your right I can be real sleepy when watching TV but then I get to bed and bing my eyes are open and I'm ready to go. So any other insight on this insomnia problem would surely be appreciated.


djdaz_1985
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   Posted 3/30/2007 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

Its always nice to see a new face on the forum. Everyone here is great at listening; whatever it is thats on your mind. I suffered from Depression when I was younger (I think I was 15). The doctor puts me on meds which didn't work, but I worked my own way through it. Its not the course of action I would recommend to others but I do know what it feels like. Insomnia is something I still have now occasionally. I tried many different things. The 2 that I found worked is Lanevdar oil and (more recently) Sudoku. Thats right... One of Carol Vorderman's favourite puzzles actually helped me get to sleep! Failing that, you can always try an hour of BBC Parliament! (Assuming you can get it!)

Darren


jordaNZone
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   Posted 3/30/2007 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Parliament should do the trick for sure lol :))
Thanx for that.
Maree
Forum Moderator - Depression
Forum Moderator - Anxiety-Panic Disorders
 
"In any moment of decision,
the best thing you can do is the right thing,
the next best thing is the wrong thing,
and the worst thing you can do is nothing."
Roosevelt.
 
Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. 
 


djdaz_1985
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   Posted 3/30/2007 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Im glad I could be of help! ROFL

For our international users, im sure there are equivelants. I've heard that CNN and Sky Sports are just as good but I can't claim to have seen them!


els
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   Posted 3/31/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay that is funny!! I have satellite so I actually do get BBC and your right it will put you to sleep tongue   so will CNN.
 
Give Me Strength, I wonder if you have spoken to your doctor about your sleeping problem?  There are many medications that you could take to help with this that are very effective.  If you dont want to go that route...you could try maybe something like Tylenol PM which has benedryl in it and see if that helps.  Some people also say that Melatonin helps for sleep but I tried that one and it never did much for me.  Both of these you can buy at like Wal-Mart or any grocery store.  Other than that I am out of ideas, I take a prescription sleep aid at night otherwise I wouldnt be sleeping either.  I am sure other members will chime in with somemore ideas for you.  :-)

Elisha
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Give Me Strength
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 3/31/2007 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I have talked with my doctor apparently I have PTSD issues and this is some of the problem.  Currently I'm taking Wellbutrin, Prozac and Ativan.  My doc gave me a prescription for Ambien and that was suppose to knock me out but fter about two hrs of sleep my eyes just go bing and they open.  It's awful.  I just wish that I could get a good nights sleep.  That is something that I have not has for a long time, I forget what it feels like to feel fresh in the morning after getting a good nights sleep.

djdaz_1985
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   Posted 4/1/2007 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
PTSD is something that can be worked through. Hopefully with some councelling you can get this element under control. As for the Ambien, I think you should go back to your doctor. Im sure there must be alternative which may work better for you. Maybe with this, you can get a good nights sleep.
 
Darren
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Give Me Strength
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   Posted 4/1/2007 3:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Darren! I will look into getting some counseling

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 4/1/2007 4:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Els - you have BBC?! Watch Eastenders!!!!!

Victoria x

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Xx Sometimes we all have to go a little crazy just to stay sane xX


djdaz_1985
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   Posted 4/1/2007 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   

Your welcome Give Me Strength,

Remember, there are always people who are prepared to listen here. HW is a great support network. Im glad I can now give something back to those that helped me. Maybe in time, you could do the same.

Let us know how you get on.

Darren


Everyone has a guardian angel. They help pick you up when you fall, comfort you through your times of need and help you appreciate the times when things are going well.


els
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   Posted 4/1/2007 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Victoria said...Els - you have BBC?! Watch Eastenders!!!!!
Hi Vic,  Yeah funny what the satelliate can pick up huh?  Eastenders?  I havent heard of it but then I dont watch that channel much, just see it when I am flipping through all of them.  I will look for it dear and check it out.  Hugs :-)

Elisha
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