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Sleeping Problems For Five Years And Stuck On Medication To Sleep

by Joslyn
(Canada)

I just stopped sleeping around 5 years ago. I was awake for 4 days straight when my husband finally took me to the doctor. The pills he prescribed didn't work.


I tried 6 different kinds until I found one that worked. I've been to sleep doctors and they say they can't help me. I just want to sleep again without being drugged.

The drugs really aren't working anymore and my memory is getting worse. It's starting to scare me. If I only take half my pills then I am awake sleeping as I am told its called. I see the same thing over and over all night long but yet I know I'm awake but can't stop the pictures from repeating.

My doctor offers no help. He just says to stop taking the pills, but then I won't sleep again. My eyes even refuse to close. I'm running around chasing my own tail with no end in sight.

There has to be something or somebody to help out there. I really have no life because I lack the energy to do anything. I would love to get a job but I can't remember things and I have physically no strength. I also have terrible mood swings because I'm always tired.

Surely I can't be the only person this is happening to. I just want my life back to normal again.

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Nov 22, 2015
Sorry about this NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm so sorry :(

Feb 04, 2016
I am sorry but I am in the same boat NEW
by: Jiwa

I am in same boat but I have many other symptoms. You can not heal anything if you cant sleep. I now also stuck and depends on dangerous sleeping that can only make me sleep for only two hours maximum in good night (with nightmares) and now seems that resistant to the med and scared to lift the dose. Half pill cant do nothing. In the morning at noon my body is tired asking my brain to get along to sleep but my brain could not response that anymore but just causing a painful neural reaction in my whole back, the more I close my eyes and relax, the more attack. I want to learn together and find solution, not many people experience like us that is why we can not find clinical websites to help. Most of website and forum already too dramatic for regular insomnia. They think they know everything. They know nothing about my condition but blaming sleeping schedule and die, that is all. I have question, have you ever had an infection that treated with antibiotic in the past year or recently? If you do whats the medication name, for how long and the dose? If its fluoroquinolone alone or quinolone with nsaid, that could be the cause.

Feb 04, 2016
I am sorry but I am in the same boat NEW
by: Anonymous

I am in same boat but I have many other symptoms. You can not heal anything if you cant sleep. I now also stuck and depends on dangerous sleeping that can only make me sleep for only two hours maximum in good night (with nightmares) and now seems that resistant to the med and scared to lift the dose. Half pill cant do nothing. In the morning at noon my body is tired asking my brain to get along to sleep but my brain could not response that anymore but just causing a painful neural reaction in my whole back, the more I close my eyes and relax, the more attack.

Feb 04, 2016
answer NEW
by: joslyn

no i don't take any of those meds

Apr 20, 2016
tired NEW
by: Anonymous

did u guys find any solution?

Apr 21, 2016
reply NEW
by: joslyn

so far nothing has changed,i am now trying reiki and then when that goes well then i will try hypnotizing,we will see how this goes.

Apr 21, 2016
tired NEW
by: Ashkan

hey joslyn. just to know i have the same problem as you. im not sleeping about 5 days and sleeping pills only worked for first day.can u please tell me which pill worked for you out of those? and whats your main problem about sleeping? i cant initiate sleep and go throw deep sleep stage are u the same?

May 08, 2016
Why u cnt sleep. NEW
by: Roel

Why u cnt sleep.what kind sick u hav ?pls reply im confused?are u ok now?

May 08, 2016
Mr confused NEW
by: Roel

What happened?are you ok now?what findings of your doctor?why u cnt sleep.pls snswer im so confused

May 08, 2016
Just asking NEW
by: Roel

Hi joslyn are u ok now.im so confused bwt ur confition.what is the findings of your doctor?why u cant sleep fo u hav illness or ffi maybe?im do confuse r u sleepibg in the daytime?

May 09, 2016
sleep NEW
by: joslyn

no the doctors can't figure me out,they think could have something to do with perimenopause and possible PTSD,at this point they don't know

May 28, 2016
Please help NEW
by: Susan

My sister s st thr ER right now and on day 5 of no sleep. She has felt like she is having constant adrenaline rushes in her stomach. When she starts to dose off the rushes are huge, waking her up. It's now causing severe anxiety and heart races. Has anyone had an MRI on their adrenal glands??



Jun 01, 2016
Hey Susan NEW
by: Anonymous

Hey Susan

Im having the same issues gushes of adrenaline from my gut. Is your sister doing ok now? I cant sleep either. How is her sleep? Is she getting to sleep at night? Did the emergency room doc give a diagnosis?

Jun 09, 2016
Can't sleep at all either NEW
by: Anonymous

I feel your pain. Nothing works. If I do feel tired (rare) and doze off for 30 seconds or less, I wake right up again instantly and then I'm done and can't go back to sleep. I will lie in bed the entire night, tossing and turning, wide awake. I'm worried about how I'm going to keep getting up to go to work!

Jul 24, 2016
No sleep equals almost no life NEW
by: Lisa

Hello people, I sympathise with you all, because in the past 5 or 5 years, I can count the number of proper decent sleep I've had on one hand. I haven't gone to the doctors yet about it, but will this week. Most times I get to sleep by 4:AM, and sleep a few hours. Everything I wanted to do, is just on the back burner, and my life feels very unproductive and pointless even.

Jul 24, 2016
No sleep equals almost no life NEW
by: Lisa

Hello people, I sympathise with you all, because in the past 5 or 5 years, I can count the number of proper decent sleep I've had on one hand. I haven't gone to the doctors yet about it, but will this week. Most times I get to sleep by 4:AM, and sleep a few hours. Everything I wanted to do, is just on the back burner, and my life feels very unproductive and pointless even.

Sep 22, 2016
dealing with the same NEW
by: Anonymous

No pills work it started 6 weeks ago im in quick sand u are not alone

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