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Debaura500

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Why are the nights the worst? Scared of the dark and find it hard to sleep. I'm doing better in the day I wish I had something to relax me like valium but gp isnt prescribing this. Anyone relate?
 
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It sounds like you have had a really tough night. I wonder if you could ask for a more sedating anxiety medication to help you sleep?
 
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Why is your gp not prescribing it? Ask him to give some other medication that can help you to sleep
 
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Debaura500

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Gp said because this recent bout of anxiety started a month ago she was saying it may go away with an increase of citalapram to 40mg
 
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Im a bit of an expert on being up all night. I have phase delay sleep disorder, i have not slept at night since i was 12. I go to bed at 5am. Is there something about the dark freaking you out?
 
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Debaura500

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I wasn't scared of the dark didn't have anxiety until 2012 when I was drug raped. It's really affected my mental health. I don't think about it but subconsciously it's there making me feel so bad.
 
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Hi,
Not sure if it would help try a night light, I use one and can't sleep without it.
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have you tried melatonin ? or ZzzQuil ?
 
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Debaura500

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Yes I tried melatonin and it does work but honestly days are a nightmare too. I give up honestly I give up.
 
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now don’t give up Deb ... I have anxiety too so relaxing is very important to me. Long story short I looked online and found supplements that help. Magnesium glycinate, L-theanine, ashwagandha KSM-66, vitamin D3 ... these seem to work for me. I also smoke a little weed occasionally during the day which helps break the repeating, anxiety causing thoughts.
Just some things that seem to help me , they may not be right for you but just trying to help 😊.
 
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Debaura500

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I'm so scared.i can't deal with another day not like this.
 
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Debaura500

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Thank you dispatch. Ive had enough I don't want to be here shaking like a whippet
 
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well you just need to find something that helps you relax. Maybe try the melatonin at a smaller dose during the day to take the edge off but not enough that it puts you asleep ... idk ... also I’m not a doctor so of course it’s always advisable to check with them first 🙂. The main thing is relaxing ... you can do it. 😊
 
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I've had enough. I can't deal with ànxiety à day longer.
 
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