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Old 03-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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Okay so yesterday i go to bed at 12am... at least get ready. I take 2 pills for sleep (starts with M) and 1 advil pm. Nothing. I feel stiff all the time. I got to bed at 5:30am and woke up at 10:30am. I felt stiff all the time, like stiff as a board. Mind is empty, not tired cuz I don't have any emotions physical or mental I guess it is mental not feeling anything. But i was stiff as a board and it's not from not moving. I moved all day yesterday, walked the dog, walked around the mall (huge mall) etc.

I wasn't stiff like muscles ach but stiff mentall and emotionally or shall i say emotionless. I don't know why i'm like that i am feeling like it's going to be like this tonight too.

I hate this. I don't like any thing any more. I don't have fun. I just feel stiff. just like nothing makes me happy. . But i want sleeeeeeeeep at night. its like the pills did nothing like a placebo. like a water pill... had no effect on me. i could have driven to the store and back because it didn't make me groggy or tired. I just want to be me.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:57 AM   #2
I am like HELLO IT IS TEN OCLOCK...Anderson is on

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Sleep issues are so frustrating (as I type this at 2:55 AM). Sorry you are dealing with this.

It is hard to deal with. Not knowing (for me) if the not sleeping comes from depression, or if the depression comes from not sleeping..

Have you seen a Dr about it? I have no clue on the M pill.. We here in Canada don't seem to have as many, we are slower for approval... I think if you haven't spoken to a Dr, perhaps you should?

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:38 PM   #3
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"M" stands for Melatonin. i couldn't remember the name
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:28 PM   #4
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I am often there with you, without the sleep aide. When it was at its worst, sounding similar to where you are now, I started having panic attacks. I found that I had a hard time focusing and using my imagination. I ended up talking with a doctor and getting some stronger medicine for a while just to get me out of exhaustion.

I still have issues here and there. Some nights I have to accept that I might not sleep, but still need to get good rest. The more tired I am, the more shut down my emotions became. To pull myself out of what was becoming a depression, I found new things to keep myself busy, such as a new hobby, and I started volunteering once a week. I also started moving my body more, and earlier in the day. If I didn't sleep until 4-6, I did not allow myself to sleep in late or take naps as that lead to a second night of no sleep. I also started reading myself to sleep each night.

I hope you find something that helps you. It is hard to do, but worth it to pull yourself out of this loop. Good luck.

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Ugh I'm there with you. Except mine is medically induced,I just started cymbalta for nerve pain and its giving me horrible insomnia. I can't even take naps! I'm so sorry that yours seems natural. To be honest I don't know if this is a regular occurrence for you but something like pamelor is often used as a sleep aid and might help. It's an old school antidepressant that people use to help sleep. I would take it but honestly the last thing I need is to be on another hard core drug. But I don't personally recommend anything like ambien because in the past I had some pretty weird experiences ( basically awake sleep walking if that makes sense). Good luck though with your sleep.
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I used to talk Cymbalta but it made everything worse. So now i don't. I just take over the counter stuff. I used to take some prescribed sleep aid but i can't take it.
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