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  • 4 days ago

    Sertraline and liothyronine prescribed for insomnia?

    In July of this year, I had a sleep study done because of suspected Narcolepsy. Narcolepsy was ruled out and my diagnosis was Insomnia due to depression. I denied feeling depressed but regardless was prescribed Sertraline and a few days later, Liothyronine was added. I don't understand these being prescribed for insomnia, as both can cause insomnia. Can anybody shed light on this? Has this happened to anybody else? Consequently, neither medication did anything for me. Possibly made me feel worse....
  • 2 months ago

    Sleep only 4 hours or less without medication

    I sleep only for about 4 hours without medication - tylenol PM. I go to bed AROUND 11:00PM and will wake up and unable to sleep. I feel tired during the day
  • 2 months ago

    Would a good mattress help with back pain and good sleep

    In one of my other posts here, I have explained that I have some god awful back pain. Long story short, my back pain started when I had a really taxing project at my workplace a few weeks back. And the back pain doesn't seem to go. I am doing almost everything to help with the back pain, but nothing seems to help really - exercises, physiotherapy, and on, a recliner as well! I also have Vitamin D deficiency FYI. I am a 35 year old female, and I am really done with my lower back ache. I was thinking....
  • 3 months ago

    would like facts about use of gabapentin

    taking gabapentin 300 mg which helped me sleep. discovered continued use lessened effectiveness. upped dosage one time to 600mg, and had best sleep in 30 years. QUESTION: can I take this dosage occasionally, say once per week, for extended period without lessening the effectiveness?
  • 4 months 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....
  • 4 months 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?
  • 5 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....
  • 5 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.
  • 6 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?
  • 6 months ago

    Insomnia caused by anxiety

    I have suffered from anxiety since I was in high school. My anxiety go to a point where I was afraid to fall asleep and slowly started to get less sleep over time. The worst it got was when I was sleeping 4 hours a day and going to work for 13 hours. The doctors prescribed me trazedone and ambien as they thought anti depressant and sleep medications would help. It helped some but left me with large amounts of fatigue in the mornings not being able to focus with my work. This year has been different....