I dream every night without fail- graphic, somewhat upsetting dreams- up to 3 a night. They make no sense. I have had these since I was first put on antidepressants at the age of 14. There are a few things you can try that may help-
try and adjust your diet to avoid all stimulants: caffeine, guarana, ginseng etc. Dont eat or drink sugary foods prior to bedtime. Try a good herbal tea and a hot bath/shower. Consider putting yourself on a schedule- regular, daily exercise and try and not nap during the day. Meditation, sleep aids- I also stopped playing violent/action video games before bed. Find a good book and read yourself to sleep.
These are just some ideas, I will get you a link to a website that can help with this stuff- hang in there,
ZEN for Everyday Living
Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic- Depression
" Why does society view illness as weakness?" (Montell Jordan)
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
-DX:Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Seasonal Depression, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ, Endometriosis,PCOS, Reactive Arthritis, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania,
OCD, GERD, IBS.
-Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Prescription pain meds/anti inflammatories.
-Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
-Age:29. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14.
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