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I Think I Can't Sleep Because I Worry About Not Falling Asleep

by Ayesha
(Lucknow, India)

I am a 19 year old girl. I started experiencing sleeplessness during my boards when I used stay up for more than 24 hours...then came a period when everything was going well until the time when I just couldn't get more than two hours of sleep a night for like five days....

I had a sort of break down on the fifth day when my parents decided to take me to a physician who gave me one sleeping pill and five anti depressants to be taken every night after dinner. They worked for the next two months, I slept really well....

But again the problem emerged a month back when I just couldn't sleep for more than two to three hours as a result I used to cry the next day so much that it exhausted me totally. And I used to sleep that night and then again the same thing happened.

Couldn't sleep, cried and then slept the following night...I cried due to frustration....

Then again for the next fifteen days things were quite better. Used to sleep for like seven hours until recently when I just can't sleep.

And I got into a university out of town...going to live in the hostel so I contacted a psychiatrist who gave me an anti depressant of 25 mg which I skip after every two days as am not very happy taking pills....

Any suggestions and help will be greatly appreciated. Am leaving today and I just can't stop crying as I didn't sleep yesterday.

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Dec 24, 2015
You will be okay! NEW
by: Anonymous

You will be just fine, you have slight anxiety issues,like me. I am very sure if you play an activity or game before bed, you will be okay. Also, for medications not RX, you can have melatonin pills before bed, or you can drink chamomile tea before bed too. Hope I helped!

Apr 20, 2016
sleep NEW
by: Ashkan

are u still there ayesha? what did u do to feel better? can u sleep well now i hope so please leave a comment

May 05, 2016
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by: Ayesha

Not really but yeah I do sleep for about four hours now I was given a sleeping aid by my doctor which I have been taking site 8 months I have reduced the dosage though I little and hoping to get rid of it soon

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