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wiley
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   Posted 11/8/2006 4:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I am scared to death again about insomnia.  I feel that I will never be able to sleep again.  I lay there and panic over it.  I feel that I will never be able to function anymore if I can't get to sleep.  I am also an idiot since I saw a National Enquirer in the checkout line and on the front was a guy who hasn't slept in 23 years!  Obvioulsy, I think this is going to be me now.  I don't know what to do.  Please help./

Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/8/2006 5:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Wiley I too am a person that does not sleep too great but I can sleep
I found that relaxation and breathing techniques prior to bed is a good thing for me as is readng a good book maybe humor or a hobby that you enjoy
You might have to ask your doc for something short acting to help you out with this if just for a bit
I personally take trazadone and have a hot milk touched with cinnamon you can feel body calming down (from milk) and the "stinking thinking " going away fom the meds
It is non addictive and non narcotic
Only a coulpe of suggesstions but am positive others will be along later to help you out
You take care and it is a very impotant weapon against A/P ........sleep I mean
Hoping you get some relief real soon
Lyn

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wiley
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   Posted 11/8/2006 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Lyn,

My insomnia occurs because I am afraid of insomnia.  I start panicking when I can't fall asleep and feel that I'll never sleep again.  I suffer from anxiety and tend to blow things out of proportion.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/8/2006 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Thats a real toghie Wiley I too have suffered from A/P sice young age I am now almost 53
Have or do you see a cousellor or is that something not in your plans
How long have you suffered with this phobia ( I think it is a phobia IMO)
Have you ever researched this and found out what perhaps could be the trigger to all of it ??
I am only asking as I have never run across this issue before I have seen and heard and know first hand sometimes I am afraid to sleep as I wont wake up but this is just not somthing I am familiar with so please bear with me '
I do hope someone has input to elp you out with this and will post soon'
You take care
Lyn
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jordaNZone
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   Posted 11/8/2006 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
When I suffer the most from insomnia - and the fear of not sleeping - (coz, how the heck am I gonna cope with the day if I haven't slept etc.) is when I have an underlying stress factor in my life. Sometimes I don't even realise that it's been bubbling away under the surface until it's too late and the anxiety factor sets in, hate that when it happens!
Going to a counsellor and figuring out what is going on with me on the inside fixes what keeps me awake..takes a bit of hard work..but I get there eventually :)
Lyn, I love your solution with the hot milk and cinnamon...mmm.

Maree

wiley
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   Posted 11/8/2006 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had some financial stress lately, however it is getting under control.  Am I the only person out there that stresses about insomnia?  I know this is what is keeping me awake, not the financial stresses.  I was able to get e 3 hours of sleep however it was only because I increased the Klonopin to .5mgs
Is .5mgs twice a day safe.  I read these things about Klonopin and some say it is very addicting and can lead to worse problems later.
 
What in  the world is happening to me.  I was doing great until Monday.  Right now I don't think I'll ever be the same again.
 
I am taking 100 mgs of Zoloft also.  Maybe this has stopped working as well.  What now.  I do not want to end up in a mental institution. I start a new job soon and things are turning around.  Why does this suddenly happen.  Will it eventually go away?
 
Please help.
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