I was a recreational heroin user and have been clean for 3 months now... I was not shooting it and only did it 2 times a week about but ever since I stopped I have been very depressed and when I try and sleep I want to rip my skin off. I toss ans turn go from my couch back to bed. My doctor cave me anti depresents and trazadone for sleep It does not help and makes Mr feel funny. I get anxiety attacks a couple times a week pm meds don't work... HELP PLEASE!!! I am in school full time and have a 2 year old and its making my family and self stressed
You should try taking the antidepressants, you will stop feeling like that. I've found if I take them 2 hrs before I want to sleep, I fall asleep easier, and don't notice fuzziness in the am. Please don't resort to a controlled drug before you've tried other ways. There are some tricks you can do also. Always go to bed at the same time, stay away from the computer for 2 hrs before bedtime, the light decreases your melotonin production and you need this for sleep. Have you tried taking melatonin? You can buy it at walmart or any drug store otc. The dose tends to get individualized but start out with one tab. Sometimes drinking a glass of milk before bedtime helps. It doesn't have to be warm. I have managed to get this stuff into my life and for the first time, I can sleep at night.
You have to stick to a very strict schedule - your body, down to the individual cells, needs to be able to count on you eating and sleeping at the same time each day. Get up at the same time - no going back for an extra hour because you didn't get much sleep last night, eat your meals at the same time each day (healthy meals too - not junk food) and go to bed at the same time. Absolutely no light in the bedroom not even from an alarm clock. First thing you do in the morning is go outside for 15 minutes in the sunshine - it burns off any extra melatonin your brain may have. I know it's hard, you are tired and you want to go back to bed but you need to get up at the same time for months and months - so the mitochondria in each cell get to where they can depend on you to feed them and get back to the work they are supposed to do. Take the melatonin at bedtime if you like, just get out in the sun or under a very bright light first thing in the morning - preferably sunlight. It burns off extra melatonin off your brain. I wish you the best - hang in there! ElizaJane23
Hi Ashley, & welcome to the site. I am very proud of you for kicking the H habit, but doing this has left you with another problem. Lots of good suggestions you have already gotten. Milk has tryptophan (as does turkey), which is a natural sleep aid. Tis why after a big thanksgiving meal everyone wants nap! So the milk may help. I eat a bowl of cereal before bed, & it helps tremendously. I really do believe tho' that maybe a real honest talk with your physican would be best for you right now. You may need a prescription to aid in getting the rest you so badly need. anyone stopping a drug such as H, is going to have some withdrawal effects, & not sleeping is one of them. Please have a heart to heart with your doc & tell him all. He may be your best source of ways to get a better nights rest to take care of a two year old, & go to school. Congrats for doing all you are at such a young age. I wish you the best... Mary
Not being able to sleep sucks. i have been clean from heroin for 11 months and I also was on zoloft and trazadone recently. The best way to get to sleep for me was to go on a jog after dinner every night. it really helped exhaust me enough to find at least 4 hours of sleep a night. Also, i spoke to my accupunturist about my sleep troubles and ACCUPUNTURE or if you are scared accupressure works. it really works. I am no longer on any meds. if all else fails, smoke a fatty bowel of medical marijuana (indica) and you will get the best sleep of your life... all natural... good luck girlfriend. Stay strong.
Hi my name is Rhonda I am a alcoholic and drug user by the grace of god i have 5 years sober i also have problems sleeping and angziety and panic attacs i have been on all kinds of stuff nothing seemed to work. i am now on cymbalta and to me it is a miracle drug it really does the trick for me best of luck to you
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