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Hello basically i was diagnosed with bi-polar type 2 around 5 years ago, the doctor firstly put me on Seroquel and since being on seroquel when i took the tablets at night within 30 mins i was sleeping as it was so powerful. Long story short they removed me from quetiapine because i gained so much weight. Thats when the problems started with my insomnia i havent slept a full night since i quit the seroquel. Im up all night until like 6am then ill sleep for an hour then thats it back up for the day. THe doctors have tried me on Zopiclone which worked for a week then stopped, they've tried me on phengran i think and that didn't work, they also put me back on a low dose of seroquel 50mg to see if it would help but nope that didn't work either. also been tried on temazepam which worked for a week but had to take me off because they become addicting. So ive been back to the doctors and they prescribed me zopiclone again, so i took the tablet 6 hours ago and im still wide awake. I need some assisntance on what i should be asking my doctor because everything else they have given me just isnt working is there some other drugs i could ask for to try? this insomnia is ruining my life. Also what has happened to my body after the seroquel has left i used to be able to sleep but since quitting seroquel nothing seems to be working. Whats the most powerful sedative i can get from the doctor i just need to sleep im thinking suicide is the only way out of this at the moment
 
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hi welcome
im sorry to hear of your struggles
I cant sleep either without my quetiapine x zopiclone did not work for me x
have you tried any natural ways to help you sleep?
I will google tomorrow to see what I can find
love Lu xxxx
 
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I can feel your frustration and I am so sorry that you are battling insomnia.

Have you tried listening to ebooks while trying to sleep? They work as a good distraction if you feel your mind is racing.

I hope you feel better soon.
 
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Hello basically i was diagnosed with bi-polar type 2 around 5 years ago, the doctor firstly put me on Seroquel and since being on seroquel when i took the tablets at night within 30 mins i was sleeping as it was so powerful. Long story short they removed me from quetiapine because i gained so much weight. Thats when the problems started with my insomnia i havent slept a full night since i quit the seroquel. Im up all night until like 6am then ill sleep for an hour then thats it back up for the day. THe doctors have tried me on Zopiclone which worked for a week then stopped, they've tried me on phengran i think and that didn't work, they also put me back on a low dose of seroquel 50mg to see if it would help but nope that didn't work either. also been tried on temazepam which worked for a week but had to take me off because they become addicting. So ive been back to the doctors and they prescribed me zopiclone again, so i took the tablet 6 hours ago and im still wide awake. I need some assisntance on what i should be asking my doctor because everything else they have given me just isnt working is there some other drugs i could ask for to try? this insomnia is ruining my life. Also what has happened to my body after the seroquel has left i used to be able to sleep but since quitting seroquel nothing seems to be working. Whats the most powerful sedative i can get from the doctor i just need to sleep im thinking suicide is the only way out of this at the moment
I’m sorry you are feeling this way. I have struggled with extreme insomnia since early adolescence. Without being medicated I can only sleep for 15-30 mins at a time and never feel as if I’ve slept at all when I wake up throughout the night that often. I take 50-100mg of trazodone. The dose depends on my anxiety level from the day. I recently have had issues with my thyroid which has exasperated my anxiety and depression. (I was also recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.) Because of my new therapy and diagnosis, my psych added Restoril to take at bedtime with the trazodone. Long story short, could you ask about trazodone in addition to Restoril (temazepam) when you feel you need it? Trazodone is nonaddictive and extremely safe.

Hoping you find something that works soon. You are worth it and your life is worth it. It CAN and WILL get better. Keep being proactive and reach out like you did when you need someone to talk with.
 
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Tell the doctors to give you sleeping pills. Have you tried that.
 
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Rlstruthers

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I’m sorry you are feeling this way. I have struggled with extreme insomnia since early adolescence. Without being medicated I can only sleep for 15-30 mins at a time and never feel as if I’ve slept at all when I wake up throughout the night that often. I take 50-100mg of trazodone. The dose depends on my anxiety level from the day. I recently have had issues with my thyroid which has exasperated my anxiety and depression. (I was also recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.) Because of my new therapy and diagnosis, my psych added Restoril to take at bedtime with the trazodone. Long story short, could you ask about trazodone in addition to Restoril (temazepam) when you feel you need it? Trazodone is nonaddictive and extremely safe.

Hoping you find something that works soon. You are worth it and your life is worth it. It CAN and WILL get better. Keep being proactive and reach out like you did when you need someone to talk with.
Also: Have you ever done any mindfulness exercises? One I really like that works well when I’m trying to fall asleep is “body scanning.” Beginner's Body Scan Meditation - Mindful
 
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