Posted 8/20/2021 9:09 AM (GMT -8)
You said, “I am just so over the lies and fear mongering. No one can actually make up their minds on what we should do. No mask, 1 mask, 3 masks? Lockdowns, no lockdowns?”
I think it’s confusing , also. For instance, on the anxiety forum, a mother said in effect, “The school system says we’re going to school this fall, and not require masks.”
I was concerned about that, also, and was wondering about home school, which would put a lot of pressure on parents who would actually have to teach their children at home. I can’t imagine how difficult that would be. So in a way, neither of those is really good.
Also, the “new” virus is coming on strong with a new vaccine supposed to be ready by September or some such time.
As for sleep, SuperDan from the Anxiety forum said about a year ago,
“Super dan’s recommendations for sleep and calm, from health food store.
(sleep rec. is melatonin, and valerian root together, called “knock-out” at wallgreen’s."
The difficulity might be that you said you aren't affected by Melatonin. But maybe in combo with Valerian Root it might be different.
Mayoclinic.org says, " Although valerian is thought to be fairly safe, side effects such as headache, dizziness, stomach problems or sleeplessness may occur." I think the part where it says valarian may be safe is key."
I've taken it before, as has Dan above, and we did not experience anything bad. Since you're you're meeting with your doctor, why don't you ask him?
As for a warm bath, how about a warm shower?
In addition to your religion, do you generally have a positive attitude that you can solve problems?