Depression :: Cannot Sleep Without Sleeping Tablets
Jan 29, 2015
i can not sleep without sleeping tablets, I worried about being depended on them. When I was first found out I had depression I had not slept through the night for 4 weeks. I always had 8 hours straight all my life. I would wake up 5 times a night. I went away in December and the doctor gave me sleeping tablets as the time zone change of 7 hours really effect me. When I was away I run out of sleeping tablets and brought over the counter ones. Since being back I have taken them and have slept through, but last night I didn't take them as I wanted to see if my body was getting back to normal or if it's the tablets. I woke up 5 times last night. I feel I need sleep and without tablets I'm not. I need them to be able to get through work as I struggle more without sleep, and im struggling with sleep as it is. I don't want to have to rely on them, but don't know what to do?
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So it's gone 6:00 am and i've had No sleep all night! Now I just wait half an hour till my babies get up!
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Anyone know of strong/good over the counter sleeping tablets/medicine/anything?
Have tried a few but don't remember all the names?
Have tried kalms, night nurse and couple others.
Doctor said he won't give me sleeping tablets, At least for the time being.
I have some, well a lot of trouble sleeping, i get into bed around 10pm with no t.v or anything so my mind is not pre occupied and stopping me from nodding off but come 4 am I'm still wide awake laying there somewhat tired? Sometimes I'm not tired at all and sometimes I feel like death warmed up..
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Around a year ago I used to be able to get in bed whenever I was tired put some tele on, set the timer and just drop off but now, nothing.
Had a consultation with my Gp, at first he said it could be stress at my age or due to me growing, so he just suggested buying some over the counter sleeping pills, so that's what I did, took them for two months, sometimes even taking 2/3 times as much as I should just hoping for a few hours sleep, but they had no effect on me at all, So I went back and he gave some prescription sleeping pills, I forget the name it's been a while.
Well long story short they didn't work either and I'm in no position to pay for sleep therapy?
I drink no forms of caffeine in the day, I only drink water. I exercise at least an hour a day without fail?
Anyone have some similar issue? and if so what can I do to get some sleep, It's really getting me down in the day because I can't function properly, simple things like reading become an issue and i get somewhat emotional and angry with myself, so as you can imagine that also impacts the next night's sleep.
-Ellis... P.s It's 5 Am and I'm not leaving bed as i'll have to get up soon to go to work but I've not even had 10 minutes sleep
can you help me, when I sleep in the afternoon I get cold and wake up shivering but when I sleep at night I get to hot and have to sleep on top of the blankets
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I'm 52 and have no history of sleep problems. In fact I generally sleep through anything. That is until seven weeks ago today. I went to bed as usual, but didn't get to sleep till about four in the morning. The same thing happened the next night and the next etc etc. sometimes I'll go to sleep quickly but wake up a couple of hours later- just for a bit of variation ha, ha. The thing is, I'm pretty certain what caused this, but it makes me sound a bit pathetic. There's a woman at work who I've become quite friendly with. Just friends I must stress and she has given no indication that it is anything more. Anyway, I had a week off work and the night before my first day back I started to get butterflies in my stomach and realised I was excited about seeing this woman the next day. That's the first night I didn't sleep. I became quite infatuated for a couple of weeks, but that intensity seems to be waning now. However, I'm still left with the insomnia. I must stress that this type of schoolboy crush is completely out of character. She has a partner an so do I - 20 years now I wouldn't want to do anything to ruin it.
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i am having difficulty in sleeping for several days already. the doctor prescribed me with seroxat 25mg, had taken only one but causes me jerky movements and confusions. i am afraid to take another. had slept for only 6 hours the most. the drug that helped me sleep were hydroxyzine and benadryl but no pharmacy sell these products in Ar-Ar city, KSA. it cause me anxiety. i can still focused on my job but the thought of not able to sleep results in sleepless nights.
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I'm just wondering could someone provide me with specific information on these products. I was reading about them online and found that they help with the problems i suffer with by helping re- balance the brain chemistry. But i couldn't find if they are safe to take all together, which i plan on doing maybe not at once but throughout the day. Some people online said they done it and it works. But I'd rather get expert advice or get info from people that know their stuff.
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I suffer from really low moods, low confidence, self esteem issues, depression, high levels of stress whereby i feel "wired" which results in my sense's i.e hearing, sight etc.. being really sensitive and acute( not a very nice feeling to experience) , my thought process also goes 90 like my brain wont switch off, when I'm down or stressed, also i have social and a general anxiety disorder.
some days I've no energy to do anything let alone get out of bed. recently for the past month I've only been sleeping 4 hours or less a day.
Even though i feel wrecked throughout the day and i try to take a nap. I cant go back to sleep untill 10 or 11 that night and then wake up at 4.
I plan on fixing this naturally instead of anti-depressants, sleeping tablets, etc... which I've tried before, which i don't like.
Therefore I plan on taking:
Omega 3 Fish Oil
Magnesium - 250mg, then 100mg later in the day to keep the tiredness, low energy away
Taurine - 500mg
Choline & Inositol - 500mg
Theanine - 200mg
(i.e. measurements are one tablet each)
Just wondering should i cut some out? only take half a tablet for some? what time should i take them? anyone try this combination before?
Its been almost two months since i had a good night sleep..Since then, i'm lucky if i can have 2 to 3 continous hrs of sleep..I tried relaxing myself, followed some techniques and even meditate. but with no help..my mind is so hyped up thinking about almost everything..i need to have a good night sleep because i'm working as a senior lecturer, how can i perform well in front of my class if i'm like this?? I just had this bad experience recently, something personal.. Is there any over the counter meds for at least makes me relax?
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I've been on antidepressants for my mental health but I've not been able to sleep, there are days I can sleep 2-3 hours but then there are days I am unable to sleep at all. I've tried relaxing before bed, warm milk, clearing my mind before bed, having a bath etc but those aren't helping. I don't want to take sleeping tablets due to my other medication. Has anyone got any advice or tips to help me just a little. I've had trouble sleeping for 6+ years.
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Is Sertraline making me have trouble sleeping? I've had weeks where I had trouble sleeping 3 nights, but I've had a couple of weeks where I only had trouble sleeping one night.
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I have not had a good night sleep in over 20 years. I am female 45 years old. I have had pains in my body and also have night sweats. Where I have been only just diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in Aug 2014 and also
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I know I am not going through my Menopause, I just can't get a good night sleep. I don't like to take meds but have tried in the past and also have tried herbal remedies. I also have tried with having a bath before going to bed, as well as having a milky drink before going to sleep.
I have also had CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) which helps with mindfulness and breathing techniques but just can't get my sleep.
I have looked on many websites for discussions on this, then stopped because it didn't cause much worry, but only recently am I trying to find help, which is hard to find. I post and post and it seems that nobody has any answers or even cares to answer. It is a very big concern of mine. I have many anxiety issues, I developed borderline personality disorder, and also suffer from general anxiety, all stemming from childhood. I have also rocked myself to sleep since I could remember. (Which I don't remember much below age 12). I am currently 18, and never had a problem coping with my RMD as it was harmless and all around soothing. Even in public or talking about something I was uncomfortable with I would subtly rock(Didn't even know till bf pointed it out) But I am now currently 17 weeks pregnant. I had no trouble sleeping during the first trimester as I was tired all the time, but now I'm having troubles sleeping and I'm afraid my RMD will cause harm to the baby, as I am aggressively rocking my whole body from head to toe back and forth for literally hours. I'd wake up with knots in my hair from it. My boyfriend would be able to wake me up too and stop me as I do it subconsciously, but he now sleeps through it. But I have woken up twice from it, and it really worries me that it will harm my little angel. It generally when I have nightmares(Which I do almost every night or I just don't dream)..or when I am stressed I believe. I really don't know much about it but I will be talking to my doctor about it (but I'm sure she will just tell me to find coping methods), but I was wondering if anyone has had to deal with this and what their first hand experiences were & how they coped with it because counseling and meds are something that haven't helped and I really can't or want to take any medication now as I want my baby to be as healthy as possible.
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Since Late January 2014 I have been having problems sleeping, some nights I can sleep 7 hours, some nights 4hrs. I go off to sleep then wake an hour later for bathroom seem to do this a few times and always around the same time , I have to then look at the clock, then my mind starts working overtime and I tell myself i won't go back to sleep what happens I cannot get back to sleep.
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I have tried taking herbal sleeping tablets sometimes it helps other times nothing doing.
So my whole life i have lived with my grandma and grandpa. A year ago my grandad died. Since then my grandma has been feeling very sad and lonely. I never had this problem with sleeping until the past 4-5 months, where i just stay up until 4-6 AM even though i go to bed around 12o'clock. I just play video games and in the weekends i go out with my friends and party. I am a student in college and me not being able to sleep at nights is preventing me to attend properly in School, I just skip classes more and more even though i want to do good. When i look at the big picture i just find it so depressing, this life i'm having even though I don't think i suffer from depression. I'm just unable to sleep at nights, this is a major problem to me. I don't know now what i should do, move to my mom in England?
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Type your i took 8 tablets of cytotec and 4 tablets of arthrotec but my baby is still here what will i do what will happen to my baby?
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Hi. For 6 weeks I've been going downhill with severe anxiety and depression. My questions is, how many of you have really, really severe anxiety with your depression? For me it is almost the worst because I can't sleep, at all, not even during the day. So I'm on tranquilisers at night. I literally feel terrified for my life, like I'm on death row. I just can't see it getting better, because I had a major breakdown 3 years ago which took over a year to recover from and at least then I wasn't already taking medication so the docs had a range of options. Now I'm already on Lexapro (since 3 years ago) and now the tranquilizers which i hate taking but otherwise I can't sleep at all. So where to go now? I know I analyse it all too much and should just have faith but I can't. i feel like my life is over. I have a lovely son and family and feel like everything is lost. For me, this is the biggest disaster that ever could've happened to me, having another breakdown. the last one was so awful I feel like I barely got out alive. And worst of all I'm haunted my memories not only of that breakdown but of my sister who took her own life 10 years ago due to mental health problems. I'm so, so terrified that I'll end up the same. It is hell.
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I've been taking Mirtazapine for a little over two weeks, and apart from making me eat and sleep all the time, it's having no effect. I know it can take a while to work (I've been on a few others before this) but I was wondering if anyone else had experience with it? How long did it take to work for you, if it did?
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I am 47 ( just turned) and believe I am in perimenopause. My mom went through menopause in her early 40's with little to no symptoms ( that she can remember anyway lol).
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I have the anxiety, depression, loss of libido, interrupted sleep and ever changing periods - sometimes light, sometimes heavy etc. I skipped my first one last month.
My spotting seems to be getting worse, it is usually brownish and occurs in the last half of my cycle. This month there was a bit of red spotting and I usually spot after sex during the last half of my cycle.
I went to the doctor and she has scheduled an ultrasound and of course I have read everything on the internet and am getting scared to death.
I'm 14 years old and yesterday school started after two weeks of holidays. I went to bed at 11 PM and woke up at 4 AM. I tried to go back to sleep but I just couldn't. At 6 AM I got up and got ready for school. After school I was really tired and took an hour long nap, but I was still extremely tired. I went to bed at 9 PM and fell asleep in a second. I woke up at 2:30 AM and tried my best to fall asleep, but it didn't work. Its 6 AM right now and Ive done some homework, as I couldnt do them yesterday because I was so tired. The thing is, this didn't happen in my holiday, and I get really cranky when I don't get enough sleep. Do I have insomnia?
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I had a very restless night last night and ended up taking a sleeping tablet in desperation at around 3am... the trouble is I still have the side effects going on the next day 12 /14 hours later, I only take a sleeping pill when all else fails and I have gone well past/beyond the nodding off stage.
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On other days, I just sleep a lot of the time and have a trouble staying awake. Goodness only knows what people think one minute I’m too tired the next I’m saying I can’t sleep
Does anybody have any wisdom on this issue of sleeping and not sleeping cycles with CFS/ME.
I am new to this forum but was wondering if anyone could advise or help me. I don't know why but every night when i go to bed i manage to fall asleep but after a couple of hours in wide awake again hence me typing this now. I will manage to get back to sleep but then i am up with my alarm at 6.30am for work. It's driving me mad that i can never have a full night's sleep without waking up.
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