Mind is going in circles.... why can't I make this better!

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Just Me*
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   Posted 5/25/2012 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello I am new to the forum.

It's early morning and I am unable to sleep. Nothing new really as I seem to sleep during the day and stay up at night. I would be ok with that except one day a week my twin grandsons come over to visit and I would like to be able to make it through the visit with out becoming so tired I have to lay on the couch or sit in a chair feeling as if I can't move.

So in an effort to make that happen I have been experimenting with my meds, a little less valium might help me stay awake, try the wellbutrin my psychiatrist suggested instead of the venlafaxine.... all I have done is make myself a mess! I guess the only good that has come out of all this is I have decided to go back on cymbalta. I had to switch to the venlafaxine over six months ago because I had no income and no insurance. Now I have been approved for SSDI so I have a small income and I am going to use it to try the cymbalta again.

So here I am a mess, got one hour of sleep in the past twenty four and my grandsons will be over to visit this afternoon sad I miss them so much (I was raising them until I got so sick) and it hurts not to be able to play with them.

Just Me*
Anxiety, Depression, and Conversion Disorder

getting by
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   Posted 5/25/2012 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Just me,

Welcome to the forum. I am glad that you have joined us. The one thing I was curious of was how long you tried the wellbutrin? It takes six to eight weeks to reach it's full potential. Did you try it that long? I did good on it until they raised my dose, then it made me nervous. I take pristiq now. It works good. I take abilify and xanax with it.

I hope that you feel better soon and that the cymbalta works for you. Have you ever tried meditaion for sleep? It works well for me. I would suggest learning it to calm your mind at night. I think that is when we do a lot of our thinking. I guess because it is quiet. I run a fan at night to keep some white noise going.

Take care, keep posting. I am sure there will be others with some advice. Live in the moment and take it one day at a time.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

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   Posted 5/25/2012 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
If you can get to a health food store, then look for melatonin, I use the melatonin sublingual 1 mg,
when need to help aid in sleep. Also get a doctor's appointment and talk about this with your doctor...
Maybe call and cancel just for today your visit with your grand kids, or maybe take them to a movie
Movie theaters now offer up summer movie specials, or go and rent a movie and watch that today...
But get into your doctor for further help maybe it's time for a medicine change and never experiment
with your medicines as you could run out or you could go thru withdrawal which is very bad, but
as you now know that, talk to your doctor...Hope your feeling better soon and keep us posted as we do care...
find a movie and a good book you can read, sometime kids like to have a book read to them...
well wishes to you...
* So many dx's I could write a book* "It would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...
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