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I've had sleep problems over the years and the meds don't work or have awful side affects.

Posted by Chanah

If I'm not on a med, I can be awake up to 48 hours and just drop from exhaustion.  I was last on Trazadone and it just gave me nightmares and made me tired all day.  I was always wanting to nap.  So doc put me TEMPORARILY on Ambien.  IT'S THE ONLY THING I'VE TAKEN THAT WORKS.  He says I must go back on Traz, but I refuse.  I'm getting deep sleep, wake up rested and ready to take on the day.  Doc says it's addictive.  So what?  I take one each night, and I have my life back!  So what argument can I use to keep on taking Ambien?
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I have had sleep problems on and off every 4-5 years.  I'm going through a tough one right now.  I'm in the vicious cycle of fearing going bed because I know I won't sleep.  My anxiety is uncontrollable while trying to sleep.  In fact my anxiety is about sleeping.  I can't relax enough to go to sleep.  I have been awake 3 straight nights.  I take .5 Klonopin and that doesnt help either.  I just need to get to sleep and the anxiety is taking over.  I went to a pyschiatrist and she said I was bipolar.  I am not bipolar,  I don't have mania and depression.  I am anxious and depressed because I can't sleep..period.  I want to up the dosage of Klonopin.  I am also on Zoloft to ease the anxiety.  Just went to 100mg.  Was on Zoloft for the good part of 9 years and went off it in May.  Felt great for 6 months.  Now I am worse than ever.  I  just don't want to be anxious and be on the verge of panic while laying in bed.  Please help

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