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Anxiety and poor sleep

TulipIceCream

TulipIceCream

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I have had anxiety for a long time. I am used to staying up all night worrying. When I didn't have an obligations in the day, I would stay up all day if I couldn't get to sleep before midnight. These days, I have a fiancée I stay with. When I can't sleep, I will lay in bed with him but he will know when I get out of bed and this disturbs his sleep. I just can't sleep. I went to my psychiatrist and she prescribed me Hydroxyzine but it didn't help and only made me drowsy the next two (!!) days. I was binge drinking (bad) but wanted to turn my self around but this Hyrdoxyzine is terrible. I think because I binge drink my psychiatrist is keeping certain meds from me in case I get addicted/binge. Is there anything else that can help?
 
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Hey TulipIceCream. I am on Mirtazapine for sleep. It knocks me out and when I wake up to a bad dream I just fall off to sleep again. I drink alcohol too. It is not good to drink and take medications I know this. I have a scheduled bedtime and it helps with my sleep. I go to bed early and wake up early. Can not sleep with alcohol in my system. Hope you get a good night rest soon Hugs Jules
 
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Freckles1968

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Hi, I have terrible insomnia and am on mirtazipine and zopiclone. I wouldn’t sleep atall without these. I have found meditating helps a bit aswell. I hope you get some relief soon. Love freckles xx
 
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Well an update on my situation. I went to the psychiatrist today and she took me off the Hyrdozyzine and prescribed me Trazodone for sleep and Lorazapam for freak outs. I just took the Trazodone 10 minutes ago. Hopefully it works and I can sleep more than 5 hours :panic:
 
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Hi TulipIce Cream

Well, I am on Pregabalin for Anxiety. That is a very marvellous med to be on.

Also, from about late afternoon, if you can manage, it, or here and there, until late night, call it 11am, try listening to easy listening, or musical theater music.music can help one to drift and then be actually asleep.


See how these two meds go and including one for sleep, if that ask her about Pregabalin , that just might do the tick, to help you sleep permanently.


Best wishes,


Natalie.
 
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