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   Posted 8/16/2009 3:56 AM (GMT -6)   
So I am now unable to sleep through the night. The time is now 4:50am. Ive been awake for around a half hour. And its not just being awake. I wake up drenched in sweat, my heart beating out of my chest and i have to go bathroom over and over. I took an aspirin and my chest is finally starting to not hurt as much but im still running to the bathroom and I can not for the life of me fall back asleep. This has been going on almost nightly for about a month. I started taking sleeping pills (well Excedrin pm and Tylenol pm) and that helped but i dont like taking something too long, it scares me, especially something not prescribed to me. I even tried staying up until two so i would sleep longer but that just means I'll wake up at five or six instead of three or four. What really sucks is that I'm usually a late sleeper, til like noon.
Does this happen to anyone else...what do/can you do?

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   Posted 8/16/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Drenched in sweat and going to the bathroom numerous times? It sounds more like a physical problem to me. And it's going on for a month. I think you should have it checked out. Can you make an appointment for a physical checkup? Are you on any medication besides the sleeping pills?

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   Posted 8/16/2009 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree I think you should talk to your doctor about this. This doesn't sound right. Good luck!
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   Posted 8/16/2009 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi..i agree..i would see a Dr...I was doing the same thing about 6 years ago and ended up in the hospital with a bad urinary tract infection....Also i dont know your age but could you be going thur the change ? That will do it too and anxiety will cause you too pee alot.....

Feel better


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   Posted 8/17/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning to you.  The wise have already spoken and I agree with them 100%.  Please do make an appointment with your PCP to have a good medical screening exam.

You may have something going on that can easily be fixed.  I wish you peace my friend.



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   Posted 8/17/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry it took me so long to reply. i am on other medication but its only BC. and by going bathroom over and over i meant with the runs not peeing. i always get that when i have my attacks. i thought more about the whole me being drenched in sweat and i was able to fix that problem. our air condtioning is out so last night i took a freezing cold shower before bed and slept only in the towel. i stil woke up but not soaking wet with sweat...but i think im going to call the doctor in the am
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