• 1 month ago

    Looking for some insight

    I have had insomnia for two years. It was secondary to some anxiety. I have my anxiety under control but insomnia is still present. I don't have trouble falling asleep but wake up and can not fall back asleep. Some times a total of 5 to 6 hours but wake every hour at times. I have been on Antidepressants off label for sleep which made insomnia worse. Now I use benzodiazapines on and off. My biggest issue is day time dizziness in AM with extreme limb and overall fatigue throughout my day which subsides in late afternoon. Even on days I get good sleep. Trying to figure what is causing these symptoms.

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  • 1 month ago

    RE: Looking for some insight

    Given the drugs are causing you issues, you might benefit from a second opinion. Suggest talking to an MD who specializes in sleep. Look for AASM board certification.

    You may have developed some overlap with primary insomnia, typically some combination of bad sleep habits and excessive worry about the idea of sleep that doesn't exceed the threshold of being a true disorder.

    For that the gold standard is a substance-free CBT sleep training program. Something to ask your doc about if you haven't yet tried it. It would give you a permanent drug free solution.