I've been having this problem the past 4 or 5 days. Where I cannot seem to get tired at night in bed! It's annoying! But I'm not depressed... I have a little anxiety but nothing enough to keep me up all night. So I dunno... I'm laid off work for a month.. so maybe that has something to do with it...
Does your mind race alot when going to bed?
Do you feel depressed?
I know what its like to be awake early I wake every day before 5am, dont worry cathy you have only had it a few days it will pass, I find putting my relaxcsation tape on it helps,I find its my anxiety thats wakes me, are you feeling anxious at the moment?
Yes, I know what your going through.
When my GAD flared up, I was going every other night not sleeping, and almost to the point of ever night, Thank God for Klonopin, but I take such a low dose of Klonopin, that I dont really get "knocked out" its just enough to calm my GAD down, and sometimes I still get the racing mind thing, but without the anxiety.
Lack of sleep can really make anxiety worse, and loosing sleep can make you so you get anticipated insomnia "learned insomnia" which definitely *****.
Try not to read into it too much, itll just drive you crazy, lol believe me "i was there"
ho guys i just wanted to say thanku for answering my post awake,lately yes my mind has been racing and im worrying alot.i have so much to deal with also with my GAD relationship problems,my kids having adhd and the other having panic attacks also at just 10,also ive have no family support just me n my kids.im mentally drained but i have to go on for my kids.i do hope i get better again back to the fun person i was.im seeing my gp tomarrow and gonna ask about more meds just to give me a lift of energy.ive been like this now over 2 yrs and god knows ive coped this long,my diazepam 1 mg a day does help my nerves but i feel so down with everything.
thanku alll again and il keep u posted
any advice on any meds antidepressants will help to.
takecare and thanks great forum.
hey i have trouble sleeping if it is a one of i wouldnt worry u may just be stressed if it keeps happning go see ur doc goos luck x
hi hannah thanks for that.yea well it has been a few days now so its kinda of annoying me as when i dont sleep all nyte then i end up sleeping on sofa all day and i hate that person i am as i have 2 wonderful kids who need me.
if it has been a few nights now i wud go see the doctor have u tried wearing yourself ut so when u got to bed u just sleep
have u tried sleeping pills to stableise you routine i used herbal sleeping tablets once and wrkeda treat i hope your ok hunni add me as a freind if you like imm always here x
Hi ladies. check into adding some progesterone into your life. I know what you mean about the insomnia. HORRBILE for over 3 years. Now I am adding progest E as this is hormonal imbalance causes lots of problems.
Hope this helps.
no i am on here 1 am, and had no sleeplast nyt prob be up till around 5 x
Ive been there. Christmas eve and the 5 days after i literally could not fall asleep until 4 am and i would wake up at 9. regardless of how tired i felt, my boy just wouldnt "turn off". Eventually it went back to normal but it was hell. My anxiety wasnt any worse than its ever been either. I know you dont want to hear it but just go and try and sleep. dont watch the time because it makes it worse- obviously. Close your eyes. eventually your body will fall asleep. thinking about yawnig helps me because yawning leads to sleep! it may be a long shot- but when your up until 5 and havent slept, your usually up for anything.
I sure hope everything gets back to normal for you!
thankyou all so much for your good posts,i must say ive definitley felt alot better since reading all u guys write ,thanks again.
just an update on my meds,well i seen my gp monday and he prescribed me citolpram 10mg ,now i still havent taken them as you all know reason y is thats one of my biggest fears is meds.im seriously thinking of taking them on monday comming but dont know what to expect.will i be the same person?will they make me like a zombie?lol.honestly i have got alot of stress in my life now and i know i need something to help me think clearly,im so sick of thinking ive got every illness in my body ,over 2 yrs now and only meds im taking is the worst of all and thats diazepam,but now im at a loose end with those as im on the lowest dose 2mg at only 1 a day which i do find they calm me when i get shakey but they r also making more depressed i think,my gp has only gave me 10 pills now and said just to take them when i really am bad,well can that b safe ?what ive done now is take 1 miss day so i can completly come off them as i hate being on them benzo,can i have a seizure if i take 1 miss 1 like take 1 today and miss 1 tomarrow?thats what ive been doing since monday and damn its hard cause i get bad headaches.
well im not gonna go on so please do get back and thanks to u all in this forum,hope ur all gettn on ok to.
my name is angela me to always thinking im dying of something im dizzy everday the kind that feels like im on a boat and lighthaded for three months now did you ever feel that way i hope u feel better
Is your benzo - xanax? Xanax (made me feel worse) and did not help my sleep problem at all, though klonopin worked fast when my doctor switched me to it! My psychMD (and oh, how I hated to go to her because I hate meds and doctors too!) told me one of my worst problems was my fear of meds!
Long story short, I promised to take my Klonopin and Effexor XR without reading about side effects, and I got better gradually, tho the Klonopin (instead of Xanax) relieved the anxiety more quickly and lasted longer ... the psych MD told me I was depressed along with anxiety, and I told her that she was wrong .... she was right though, because when my anxiety resolved, then I realized there was depression hiding underneath is.
I am 1.5 years later and much better ... and seldom have that constant worry, racing thoughts, insomnia anymore. SO DON"T BE AFRAID to let the doctor treat you, and if you don't trust that doctor, find another! I understand your fear, but now I think how I struggled for at least 18 years of my life because I would not take the correct dose of anxiety meds or try any new ones.
You need the rest! Sounds like you are doing the best you can for your family as far as caring for them is concerned, but I think you need to take care of yourself, too, just as you would take care of one of your kids! Be good to yourself! And find the right care!Good luck!
hi all and thanks for ur kind words again,i am weaning off my diazepam right now ao instead of 1 a day im missing a day then take a day,if that makes sense.JJ11 my benzo is diazepam and sometimes i think it makes me carzy as far as my mood swings go so yes im trying to come completly off them,im scared thou i cant do without them after being on them for over 2 yrs.i still havent tried the antidepressant citlopram 10 mg as im reading side effects,i know im totally crazy but what else can i do as my gp gave me them a week agao and wants to see me again in 3 weeks to see how im getting on,god if only he knew there still in my med cabinet.
i honestly dont know what im afraid of ,i guess its a fear of fainting or collapsing or having a reaction to the med he prescribed me.
Anyway thanku all so much and i wish u all goodluck in ur future and all ur worries and anxietys here.goodluck also for the 24 hour chatroom ,i think its a wonderful idea for us insomniacs, lol maybe enrique egesias will join lol hes an insomia also.
please keep intouch and thanks again.
have you tried some natural like taking a few meletonin a hour before bedtime. Kevin