Insomnia - Nervous about not falling asleep

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SR32
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   Posted 11/21/2007 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone else get nervous about not falling asleep at night?  This is my main problem.  I don't get much, if any, anxiety during the day.  I have been on .5 mg of Klonopin at night to help with the anxiety about sleeping and 10 mg of paxil because I supposedly obsessed about it too much.  It has helped me more than the Ambien (regular and CR) that I was on previously.  The only concern I have are about the withdrawals symptoms of both causing more anxiety.  I am 32 and my issues just started in September.  Does anyone know if anxiety disorders develop suddenly like this?  I would have thought I would have had issues before now.  It's just miserable wondering all day if you are going to sleep at night.  Anyone's thoughts or experiences would be helpful.

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   Posted 11/21/2007 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I use to not be able to sleep at night always worrying about what the next day would bring or the day after...who would need what in family and if I was going to be well enough to look after them....

I take trazadone and a hot milk at night and I am not bothered a all for a few hrs so I get a few hrs sleep making day alot better

Am sure others will post their input as well ........

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SR32
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   Posted 11/21/2007 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I've tried trazadone but it didn't help. I'm afraid that I am dependent on taking something at night in order to sleep. I would love to go back a few months when I was able to sleep as normal. I feel like all the medications have made things far worse. The bright side is at least I got rid of the Ambien hangover that made me feel miserable all day until around 5 or 6 in the evening.

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   Posted 11/21/2007 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there! I have had the SAME issue as you. If I find that it's starting to get late, and I am still awake, I will have panic attacks. I use to use a lot of Xanax at night because of it.

I know you are not wanting to get dependant on taking something to sleep, but I can say that for me, I used Simply Sleep by Tylenol, and it worked for helping me sleep. I am not addicted to it, and now, don't use it ever. It did help me through my rough patch though, and I still have it, if I need it.

Also, you can do things to wind down before going to sleep, like taking a hot shower or bath. And, making sure to relax in the evening before bed. Go for a walk, if weather permits. Read a book, or a magazine. Try to clear your head. I know, it is easier said than done.

I too take Klonopin. Once in the morning, and once before bed, .5 mg each time, along with Effexor XR. Falling asleep is no longer a problem for me.

I hope you get relief soon, cuz I know what you are going through now, and I know it isn't fun at all!

Wishing you the best!
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   Posted 11/21/2007 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Forgot to add, to answer your question about anxiety issues starting like this out of nowhere...YES YES YES. That is generally how they happen. Mine started when I was 18, then after about 6 months, were gone for the most part. Then, last March, hit me again, at the age of 26, out of NOWHERE! So yes, absolutely, they can and do come from nowhere.

Relax, and get the help you need. Don't suffer!
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