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Old 08-06-2021, 07:32 PM   #21
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☹️☹️☹️Sorry for those having problems sleeping…Im still in recovery so insomnia hits me once in a while…Things getting better thi but off n on…Im afraid of the sleep aids like benadryl….melatonin is no help either…

What helps me is hard core exercise but these days I can only do walking and light calesthenics.

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Benadryl only helps me sleep if I take an ibuprofen or acetaminophen at the same time. The pain in my hip is manageable, but I guess it's enough to wake me up in the night.
Sometime I have physical pain in my back or my leg from the bone marrow I had done that keeps me awake or sometime it is neither one of those that keeps me awake.
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When I went through a horribly stressful time at a previous job with bullying included, there were times I didn't sleep for four nights. My husband saw how bad it was and convinced me to see a pdoc. He gave me leave from work and put me on low dose seroquel to help me sleep. Now I read that prescribing it for sleep is a bit controversial, but at the time I was ready to try anything. I couldn't function. The first nights I slept, but strangely, like my body was asleep but not my mind. Then I started to sleep better.


These days I alternate between insomnia and sleeping okay. I was laid off from that job when I came off my leave, which was for the best.


We are in winter in the Southern Hemisphere and I sleep better. Lots of blankets and a mattress topper create a cozier environment. The summer heat here makes it all worse, for sure.
I been under a lot of stress lately and my nurse practitioner thinks the stress is causing me to have sleep problems. I just had an allergy test done to see what might be messing with my allergies.
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☹️☹️☹️Sorry for those having problems sleeping…Im still in recovery so insomnia hits me once in a while…Things getting better thi but off n on…Im afraid of the sleep aids like benadryl….melatonin is no help either…

What helps me is hard core exercise but these days I can only do walking and light calesthenics.

Hang in there buffy.
I tried melatonin it didn’t help me sleep and cause me to have a bad reaction to it. Sometime bendryl help me sleep. I’m thinking about trying out sleep aid to see if that will help me sleep. I have been under a lot of stress.
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I tried melatonin it didn’t help me sleep and cause me to have a bad reaction to it. Sometime bendryl help me sleep. I’m thinking about trying out sleep aid to see if that will help me sleep. I have been under a lot of stress.
So sorry to hear that buffy ☹️ I wish you the best of health and sleep 😴
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Please tell me someone has experience with Belsomra. its been useless for me so far. I am unsure if its like ambien and causes you to fall asleep or if its something that requires titration.
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I was prescribed Prozac and Hydroxyzine last week, both for anxiety, but the Hydroxyzine can also be prescribed for sleep. I take some of that at bedtime and it has helped a little but I'm still tossing and turning and awake more than I'd like, but my sleep has improved a little. Might experiment one of these nights by not taking it at all and see what happens.
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So sorry to hear that buffy ☹️ I wish you the best of health and sleep 😴
Thank you. I’m going to try to do my best to get better sleep.
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Please tell me someone has experience with Belsomra. its been useless for me so far. I am unsure if its like ambien and causes you to fall asleep or if its something that requires titration.
I never tried it or ever heard it. Sometime Lauren Fenton sleep meditation helps me sleep depending on how bad my insomnia is.
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I was prescribed Prozac and Hydroxyzine last week, both for anxiety, but the Hydroxyzine can also be prescribed for sleep. I take some of that at bedtime and it has helped a little but I'm still tossing and turning and awake more than I'd like, but my sleep has improved a little. Might experiment one of these nights by not taking it at all and see what happens.
I didn’t know that hydroxyzine can be used for anxiety and sleep. I’m allergic to hydroxyzine.
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Now it's cooler here in the UK, am sleeping better.

However, "women of a certain age" can experience sleep problems. Reacted badly to herbal remedies, one of the ingredients didn't agree with me. Sometimes I wake once during the night, other times it can be three/four times.

Lockdown added other delights, such as strange dreams!
That what one of the herbal remedies was doing to me as I got older
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Been having trouble sleeping the past couple nights…Still in recovery…230 days now…guess it’s gonna be that way for awhile…I read in some cases, a year of sobriety before sleep starts to normal out….Yeah I get that since I used to drink myself to sleep alot. ☹️
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So far Seroquel is still helping me sleep, but that's not something I can recommend. I'm even planning to talk about that with my doctor. I've been having lucid dreams for 2 nights in a row now. I feel very tired due to that and sleep during the day, too.


I'm sorry, I don't really have any good suggestions because when I can't sleep, there's nothing I can do about it. I try to read because it tires my eyes. It works sometimes, but sometimes it does.

My doctor thinks that it is because I am under a lot of stress. Unless I take something for me to sleep. I won’t sleep at all.
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Been having trouble sleeping the past couple nights…Still in recovery…230 days now…guess it’s gonna be that way for awhile…I read in some cases, a year of sobriety before sleep starts to normal out….Yeah I get that since I used to drink myself to sleep alot. ☹️
Wow! I sleep better in the day then I do at night unless I take something to sleep. I won’t be able to sleep.
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Any sleep buffy?
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Ugh woke up in the middle of the night again ☹️☹️☹️
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Any sleep buffy?
Not much. I been waking up at two in the morning. I had more sleep than I had in awhile.
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I still can’t sleep. The day before yesterday I was up until three thirty in the morning.
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I have a natural remedy for insomnia which may or may not work for you. When you are lying in bed, relax your body, then hold your breath and count to 30 . If its difficult you can count to 20. Then breath in gently. Count silently in your mind. It interrupts thoughts that may be troubling you. Breath normally after that for a while, then do it again. You can repeat this indefinitely till you fall asleep. This technique also lowers blood pressure. When holding your breath, do not strain yourself but do it for a comfortable time. Good luck!
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