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  • 1 month ago

    Cannot sleep for more than two hours at a time

    I have sleep apnea and use a machine plus I take mirtazapine 45mg I am always tired and can go to sleep easily but no matter how tired I might be I ALWAYS wake up two hours later I began taking mirtazapine 15mg and that helped briefly...I could sleep almost six hours at a time...this lasted about a week My doctor upped the dosage to 30mg...this increased my sleep for a short while but it kept getting shorter as time went on Currently I'm on 45mg and only take it 2-3 times a week to avoid my body....
  • OTC Sleep Aid

    Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is a main ingredient in many OTC sleep aids
  • 1 month ago

    Why does lack of sleep make me feel yucky?

    Anytime that I go a night or two without a full nights sleep -- meaning I only get maybe 4 or 5 hours each night -- I always feel crappy for a couple of days afterwards. Besides being tired and irritable, I also tend to have stomach issues --like cramps, nausea, etc. -- and it happens every time I only get a couple hours of sleep. Does anybody else have this issue? Or is it just me? And is there anything I can do to stop it?
  • 2 months ago

    Need advice for resetting my sleep cycle

    I have always had a love-hate relationship with sleep. I tend to get a full eight hours of sleep most nights, but every once in a while, I go through bouts of extreme anxiety about sleep, to the point where I dread the thought of having to go to bed at night. For the past two weeks, I have been sleeping from 4am to noon. This has worked since I have been off work, but it is mostly a product of an inability to fall asleep until 4am than personal choice. Last night, things got worse, and I wasn't....
  • 2 months ago

    Is it a racket?

    I use a CPAP. My equipment provider insists on sending me new hoses and nose pieces every 3 months, because they say that it prevents bacterial buildup in the equipment. I am suspicious. This is costing me more than I think it should, and I think it is an opportunity to make money off me. Why can't I just carefully clean with plastic hoses and other bits with vinegar or a weak bleach solution, replacing the actual equipment only every six months? After all, it's not as if I'm breathing....
  • 2 months ago

    Did you use Actovegin for sleep disorders?

    Hello, I was prescribed Actovegin, and just wonder before I buy if there are any positive / negative opinions about this medicine? It should be injected, so it is also a problem.
  • 2 months 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....
  • 2 months ago

    What’s wrong with me??

    Okay i never do this but it’s literally becoming unbearable to not know what’s wrong with me. So, ever since i was literally 8 i’ve been thinking that i have sleep paralysis, key word thinking. My earliest memory is when i was 8 and i was sleeping in the car and i remember not being able to move or breathe, and i didn’t even know what SP was at that time. For the first remainder of my life, not breathing was always associated with it, but that’s besides the point. Anyway, i know for a fact that it....
  • 3 months ago

    Immunity can come to us all, just the worst when you're allergic to anything that will help you sleep...

    Chronic urticaria went on for a bit and now allergic to Temazepam, Trazodone, Xolair, Dapsone, Seroquel, Quetiapine, Cetirizine, Doxepin, Lyrica, Hydroxyzine, Baclofen, Fexofenadine; and the list goes on. I'm prescribed 12.5 mg of Zolpidem, I would really like to look at something else. Is there any other medication?
  • 3 months ago


    I have used CPAP for about 10 years with no ill effects. Recently lost 50lbs now I have noticed that I have severe gas in the morning which is no big deal but now I’ve noticed that I get lightheaded spells, last about 5 mins. I feel faint about once a day. Went to the Emergency room had every test, MRI, blood tests, cardiac stress test. Followed up with ENT all tests came up fine. I’m not a doctor but I have a feeling my CPAP is set too high since I have lost weight. I’m going to my sleep DR next....