1. For-The-Love-Of-Chickens

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

    Apr 8, 2009
    Washington State
    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

  3. CrazyChickieMama

    CrazyChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2008
    Bolton, NC
    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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