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Old 03-16-2009, 10:54 PM   #1
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Can't Sleep

More than for anything, just venting right now. It's the fourth night where I can't sleep. Last night I slept about 5 hours which was awesome! But besides that, the past four nights have been hell. Up all night, with no one to talk to and so many racing thoughts, it sucks! I just need to vent and get it off my chest how much I hate being able not to sleep when I want to. Not even my meds are helping me sleep right now. My mania is working it's way through that at this point. How sucky! I get my Xanax refilled tomorrow, so I am hoping that will help, as I haven't had it the past 4 nights. Here's looking towards tomorrow night!

 
Old 03-16-2009, 11:01 PM   #2
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Re: Can't Sleep

I'm sorry to here that but I know that art was a little bit of somthing that worked to get some of the stress out. But I know from my experience with her that when she takes a shower with some relaxing music than that somtimes puts her in a better mood. But here I think that everyone can vent so that they can get their problems out and at the sme time it helps people like me that want to know more so that they can help someone

 
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:03 PM   #3
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Re: Can't Sleep

I've been having the same problem where I can't sleep during the night. I haven't had any sleep for about 6 days now. Luckily I see my psychiatrist on Wednesday so that should help. I hope that you will get some sleep for the next bit. Your lucky enough to even get that 5 hours of sleep that one night. I wish that I could even get like a couple of hours but no, I just haven't been able to.
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:06 PM   #4
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Re: Can't Sleep

I feel so bad for you! I can't even imagine what 6 nights must be like. Don't you dred nighttime now? I do. On one hand, I look forward to it, because I'm so tired and think I'll sleep, but once it gets here, I'm up, and I can't sleep. Hang in there Under! I would try to see if your doc has any appts that have opened up for tomorrow. Call and ask if they have any oppurtunities in their schedule(as that's how a md office looks at openings...i know i work in one). If you can get in tomorrow, get something for sleep, you could be sleeping like a baby by tomorrow night! Just a suggestion. I feel your pain. I hate not being able to sleep, especially when I want to.

 
Old 03-17-2009, 01:03 AM   #5
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Re: Can't Sleep

caitlin,

I know how you feel. I haven't been able to sleep for weeks. I've been manic for the past several days (as of today it's finally over), but I still can't sleep. It's just after 3am here and I'm still wide awake. I sincerely hope that you and under are able to find a med to help give you the sleep you need.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:05 AM   #6
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Re: Can't Sleep

It's been a month for me, I don't go to sleep until around 4 or 4:30 in the morning and then get up around 6:30 to get my son off to school and then most days can't go back to sleep so I'm living on 2 to 3 hours a day, and I feel like a zombie. We've tried various meds and varios doses...but nothing seems to work. I just feel like giving up, I'm so tired of being exhausted all the time.

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Old 03-17-2009, 11:27 AM   #7
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Re: Can't Sleep

I've gone months without getting adequate sleep and I hate it because 9 times out of 10, I'll end up in a manic state because of it.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:29 AM   #8
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Re: Can't Sleep

Kat,

Do you by any chance have trouble breathing at night? I'm beginning to suspect that I may have sleep apnea because on the rare occaision I do go to sleep, I wake up feeling extremely tired. I also wake up several times a night struggling to breathe and feel like I'm about to die. I don't know if this is due to my year round allergies, but I'm thinking about having a sleep study done.
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Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

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Re: Can't Sleep

My GP has me on Zyrtec at night to battle any of the meds causing breathing/stuffiness problems. I also use vicks under my nose at night when I go to bed. The only thing that's ever cause breathign problems is when I use certain meds like Trazadone, so we use these things to combat them. I usually don't wake up once I fall asleep until the alarm goes off.

 
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Re: Can't Sleep

I am like you though in that the longer I go without sleeping much I get more and more depressed. I just get to where I don't want to do anything or even get out of bed at all...

 
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Re: Can't Sleep

Kat,

I used to be on 10mg of Zyrtec until my insurance stopped covering it. I know it's now sold OTC, but it's so expensive.

I'm thinking about asking my GP if I can take my Fexofenadine 3x/day especially now that allergy season is here. At the moment, I only take it once/day.
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Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

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Re: Can't Sleep

I use the Rite Aid brand, and it's on sale this week, 30 ct for like 6.99, so I stocked up on it, cuz that was like 4 bucks off.

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Old 03-17-2009, 11:44 AM   #13
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Re: Can't Sleep

Kat,

We don't have a Rite Aid in my area.
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Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

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Old 03-17-2009, 11:48 AM   #14
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Re: Can't Sleep

I just checked and found that they are selling 10mg of Zyrtec (14 ct.) for $12.99 on sale this week. That's a little too expensive for my budget. It's a shame my insurance no longer covers Zyrtec because it used to work so well for me.
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Depakote 1500mg
Prozac 40mg
Risperdal 1mg titrating to 6mg/day
Klonopin .5mg (2x/day)
Trazodone 100mg or 200mg PRN

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Old 03-17-2009, 11:51 AM   #15
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Re: Can't Sleep

Dreams,
Here at least they are selling zyrtec otc. Is that the case there too?

 
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