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Re: Insonia, sleeplessness

Posted by Lisa on January 22, 1999, at 16:52:24

In reply to Re: Insonia, sleeplessness, posted by shelley on January 17, 1999, at 16:13:10

> > > Is this something that I just have to live with? I have had a full and active week, and everything seems to be going well. I do some of the recommended non-pharm sleep tricks. And am unesponsive to sleeping pills anyway, unless at outrageous dosages that keep me pretty well zombie-ized throughout the day. SSRI ADs only aggravate the sleep problem. I'm allergic to the trycyclics. Sleep deprivation is proably my worst enemey. I hear talk of things like Cylert, what is that? I have an appt. soon and would like to arrrive well eduacted to address this issue. Unless I arrive mad from sleep deprivation unnanounced. Please advise. Thanks, Shell
> > Insomnia does bite the big one. Are you manic
> > at all? Or is this a worrisome, anxious type of
> > insomnia?
> Thanks for asking. The answer is I don't know. I've been on all kinds of meds for mania/depression, and have consulted a few different docs. All agree I am depressed. None can decide whether I am truly BP or not. Sleeplessness seems to be the only consistent symptom of mania as I've never had a non-pharmaceutically induced manic episode. And, yes, I do have anxiety, too.

I can totally relate to how you feel. I have been dealing with insomnia for over 2 years.The only time I ever got real sleep was when I was in a coma in the ICU from an overdose.
I have to agree with you on insomnia being an enemy. It sure as hell doesn't help the depression either.
Have you ever tried taking Ambien? My doctor put me on it 2 weeks ago and so far I can get around 4 hours of sleep, which by far better than before.
You might ask your doc about Ambien.




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