narcotic that will help me sleep. its like my brain will not shut down no matter what i do. i watch my caffine intake and try to stay busy to help wear me out. i have a problem in my right hip and leg that is extremly painful and all the docs ive been to can't seem to figure it out. i do take norco 1/2 a tablet 3 times a day for the pain and im on prilosec for heartburn. also i am finally off the xanax my last doc tried to give me. i'm just tired of being tired. i see things that aren't there, hold conversations when no one has said anything. i had to ask my daughter in law if i had done a witch gathering in my living room or if it was a movie i had watched. i honestly could not remeber. i am always edgy frustrated easily pissed off and forget things if i don't write them down. this has been going on for years. please please someone show me the cool side of the pillow so i can sleep. ive done all the all natural remedies and the otc. any suggestions would be wonderful. thank you
Hi, considering the length of time you go without sleep, it sounds that you need a sleep study conducted to get to the bottom of why this is happening. I understand the pain must be an issue. I'm not surprised you are having issues with relating to reality because of the sleep deprivation. Have you tried Melatonin? I know you say you have tried all of the natural remedies but thought i would suggest this one just in case... what are your doctors thoughts about your insomnia? Surely they must be concerned?
Your body needs to be retrained back to regular sleep. I know you don't want anything strong but when this happened to me the psychiatrist put me on Trazodone 100 mg. It worked well. When I got over my major depression I cut it down 25mg per week until I no longer needed and had no trouble. Going to bed at the same time ever night and getting up 7 to 8 hrs later will help your body get back to regular sleep. The reason you cannot remember might be lake of sleep because of depression or anxiety by the sound of what your writing! Hope this helps you. I know not having sleep drove me crazy!
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