1. For-The-Love-Of-Chickens

    For-The-Love-Of-Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Insomnia and I go way back. We are going on 16 years now. 16! I am lucky to get a solid week of sleep once a month. That's it. One week.

    I have tried everything the doc has prescribed. I have tried everything herbal. Nothing helps. Apparently this is my cross to bear.

    I have a theory as to why I can no longer sleep. I was put on antidepressants when I was 14. I remember sitting up at night, awake for days at a time. After long term use, I think it ruined the part of my brain that tells you to sleep. That drug was pulled from the market a long time ago.

    I have grown accustomed to always feeling tired. I have some days where I feel like I have taken really strong cold medicine. I have days when I won't drive cuz my reaction time is probably worse than that of someone who has been drinking. On my really bad weeks I can feel my brain struggling to work right. I mess up words. I am ill tempered. I have trouble processing information. I can't remember things.

    It gets old.

    Thanks for listening.
     
  2. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. CrazyChickieMama

    CrazyChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been dealing with insomnia ever since they took my thyroid out and have been adjusting my meds...not as long as you, but I can kind of understand what you are going through. Are you able to nap at all? I would not be able to fuction unless my hubby lets me take naps on his days off. And I understand about not wanting to drive... [​IMG]
     

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