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ChronicPainWarrior_

697d

My insomnia is bad . I’m waking up every two hours . I can’t stay a sleep . I’m taking naps during the day because I’m so tired . I try not to take naps sometimes if I don’t nap I’ll stay up for 24 hours straight . I’ve tried ambien melatonin & olanzapine & mirtazapine . The meds made me way too groggy and i would sleep another 6 hours because meds made me to groggy . I’m worried about not sleeping and hallucinating 😭

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    • Elladolores

      685d

      I sleep two to three hours every night, if I take a nap even if it is 30 min, I’ll be up all night till next day. I been 72 hours without sleep, Lunesta side effects I hate, seraquel I sleep three days in a row, I can function plus dealing with chronic pain, migraines. It just sucks. Good luck 🍀

    • saksgirl02

      684d

      I take serequel, Trileptal, amitryptiline, and I sleep good but my pain still makes it difficult to stay asleep

    • Elladolores

      685d

      I sleep two to three hours every night, if I take a nap even if it is 30 min, I’ll be up all night till next day. I been 72 hours without sleep, Lunesta side effects I hate, seraquel I sleep three days in a row, I can function plus dealing with chronic pain, migraines. It just sucks. Good luck 🍀

      • Raquel226

        684d

        @Elladolores thanks, you too.

      • ChronicPainWarrior_

        685d

        @Elladolores it does we’re dealing with our inner demons 😢

        • Elladolores

          684d

          @ChronicPainWarrior_ I don’t have demons I have dogs 🐕🥴

    • Raquel226

      685d

      I too seem to sleep in 1 1/2-2 hours of sleep at a time if sleeping at all. When I have to I will also nap, but I'm always worried that I'll pay a price for that at night. I take Trazadone and Amitriptyline, and have used melatonin. I have no side effects or grogginess, but would be willing to if it meant sleeping. The scariest part of my insomnia is that I have Epilepsy, which requires a lot of sleep. So anytime I'm not sleeping I worry about having a seizure. I hope you find something that works!

    • livvie361

      697d

      Have you tried seroquel or trazadone? Those can help and don't have much next day groggyness

    • Kannakanina

      697d

      I’m so sorry to hear that you’re struggling with sleep! I found that Lunesta gives me less of a ‘hangover’ effect compared to ambien. I also take mirtazapine without any trouble. Everyone’s body is different, but Lunesta has worked well for me for many years. I also try to go to bed and get up at the same time every day, and I wear earplugs and a sleep mass every night.? And no caffeine ever, but I know some people depend on it. Not sure if anything I said was helpful, but not getting enough quality sleep is scary… I hope you find a way to improve your sleep quality!

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