... sleep medications? Without the use of Benzodiazepams?
Hello FUNANSEXY (I bet it's hard to feel like that when you're not sleeping!), First of all, do you have any idea why you are suffering from insomnia? I've had it since I was a little kid. It comes with having a drunken mother who did things like set the house on fire almost every night! If you do have an idea why this is happening, it would be a good judgement to speak with a therapist or psychiatrist. After living with this for almost my entire life, the next thing I would recommend, is to make your sleeping environment as comfortable and peaceful as possible. I got a Sleep Number bed about 8 years ago which has helped me tremendously. This way I can change the firmness according to what works for me at the moment (because it seems to always be changing). I also use ears plugs and a noise machine (set to white noise, so I don't get involved listening to patterns). I don't know about you, but when I do sleep, I wake up if a pin drops and then I'll be awake all night. It's a good idea to keep a sleep diary (I know it sounds weird), but maybe you can see a pattern of what seems to help you sleep on the nights that you do. Strangely enough, drinking very warm milk right before you put your head on the pillow can be extremely effective for a lot of people (L-tryptophane). Also, there are a number of other natural supplements that can be quite useful. You can ask about these online or at a health food store. The one thing you want to really avoid is taking benzos! They're very addictive, and once you start taking them, chances are you won't be able to sleep without them. If you are currently taking them, and it kind of sounds like you might be, it would be a very good idea to wean yourself off by slowly cutting the doseage. This would be a great thing to speak with the prescribing doctor about, as they are a dangerous thing to kick. I hope you're feeling funansexyanwellrested very soon, but it can take a lot of time and also re-occur. I wish you the best, keemo7
Hello, very good, great advice from your first posted answer! But after meditating and considering your circumstances, I am very interested if you have ever had your thyroid evaluated or in all, have you had a total complete endocrine workup by your medical provider? Dysfunctions of this system is often missed as just not thought of. I am pasting an article on the thyroid for your review, and you may want to share it with your physician. Working with a psychiatrist or psychiatric clinician I believe will only be of benefit too. Another point, too, it is essential that your ancillary providers, psychiatrists, etc., work, actively coordinate with your primary care provider so all are aware of your status and consistency of your care and treatment. One more, this could and many times does, lessen duplicative tests. Hope the following article helps. Blessings to you.
PLEASE NOTE, I COULD NOT CUT AND PASTE THIS ARTICLE SO AM SENDING YOU THE WEB ADDRESS, MY APOLOGIES. BEST WISHES, LINK BELOW.
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