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I DONT wanna take DRUGS!!!

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I have insomnia and the docs think the only way to help is by giveing me meds and when i have taken them i dont like that they knock me out cause i have 2 kids. I have tried everthing that my family as brought up... telling my self a story, reading a book, not eating or drinking certian things before bed, just laying down with your eyes shut and have your mind blank. Nothing has worked. When i lay down i can toss and turn for hours and not even relize it untill i finally have to get up to use the bathroom and see how late it is. I am looking for any new ideas to help me. My kids are both in school now but i still dont feel right takeing meds to help me sleep cause what if something was to happen and my kids couldnt get me awake ( im a single mom) i do try and get a few hours of sleep when they leave for school and always up before they get home but its just really getting to me either i feel like i havent got enough sleep if i sleep at all or when i finally do fall asleep i still wake up feeling like crap cause i feel like i have slept to long. I have had this problem since i was younger but i always got told its just me and there isnt nothing wrong i just need to get up early and go to bed early and i have and there are weeks here and there that i can go to bed early and get up early and feel fine but then there are the weeks like that past 2 weeks that i havent been able to get much sleep or feel like i slept to much.

Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 12, 2012 at 2:45 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 12, 2012 at 2:59 AM
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....... Your welcome

Quoting Sassy762:

Really.......I thought everyone did

Thanks for the info

Quoting Anonymous:

Not everyone gets hungry



Quoting Sassy762:

Won't she get hungry???

Quoting momoftwo0406:

Smoke a joint you will sleep just fine and its 100% natural with no side effects :)



Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 12, 2012 at 3:01 AM
This is gonna sound dumb, but face a fan. It makes your eyes really tired. I have insomnia and I hate it. My dh has a small fan on his night stand, and ill face him and keep my eyes open as long as I can. I do that til I fall asleep. And if you don't have a fan, hold your eyes open with your fingers until you can't stand it. Lol...I know sounds crazy but it works for me. I also refuse to take meds. Another thing that works for.me is daydreaming. Lol...ok for example I've always wanted to be a dancer. So ill imagine myself on stage dancing doing all the moves I've always wanted to learn, hearing the crowd clap and cheer. And I eventually dose off thinking about it. Lol...I know it sounds absolutely bonkers, lol..but I've been so desperate for sleep I've tried tons of things. I promise I'm not crazy lol...good luck :)
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 12, 2012 at 3:04 AM

the only weed i can get is medical and it makes me really sick... when i first started smokeing it they had better ones but alot of people i know have gotten busted so they no longer have what i can handle

Quoting Anonymous:

There are different kinds of weed. You need one that is very strong and makes you relax. Like the one I smoke at night after my son is sleeping. Im very relaxed and before I know it I cant keep my eyes open.

Quoting Anonymous:

lol i would but i havnet smoked it in a long time and when i did it never helped lol i always wanted to get up and go when i was high


Quoting momoftwo0406:

Smoke a joint you will sleep just fine and its 100% natural with no side effects :)

 


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 12, 2012 at 3:05 AM
Ive never had an issue with it. I didn't realize how bad people were until my dh took it one night. He had a script for it but had never taken it before this because not only did I take it but his sleep issues were due to stress not chronic insomnia.

Anyway, he went nuts! I was pregnant (no I did not take it while pg) and he kept trying to "hold the baby"? He said I was hogging the baby. I left the room hoping he would just go to sleep but he followed me. I had my pillow in my hands and he asked me WHO I was holding. He kept following me, he woke up our oldest ds (14 yrs old) and he tried to talk to my son. I got my son back to bed so he wouldn't be scared by his psycho dad when my dh said he felt sick. I DO NOT do well with puke and even worse when pg. I told him to run to the bathroom, he literally ran to the bathroom vomited all over the floor and slipped in it as he ran. He got up laughing. He tried to come towards me and I told him to get in the f'ng shower. He said okay, he got in the shower in his Jammie bottoms, he calls out to me and says, I need some clothes, he looks down at his Jammie pants and says never mind I already have some. He took a half ass shower and crawled into bed in his wet Jammies. He passed out. I tried to wake him enough to change buthe was OUT. I tried to clean up the vomit but I then lost my cookies. I have awful all day all through out my pregnancy morning sickness. I was pissed, partly at myself because I couldn't clean up the vomit and I didn't want to leave it there. Well, he woke up to a wet bed and vomit all over the bathroom asking what the heck happened to you last night? ME? YOU lost your damn mind last night! it's funny now but I was SCARED!

Quoting Byrd15:

Omg my husbands step mother took that stuff, and is kind of addicted to it... Anyway she would go crazy if she wasn't in bed when taking it! She tried to eat an Xbox controller once because she thought it was candy...


If he ever gets a text from her at night we know its from ambien and don't text back. Rofl




Quoting Anonymous:

As a single parent there isn't much you can do. You have to be accessible and alert when needed.



I take ambien here and there. It works but my dh and I co-sleep with our two yr old so if I take an ambien I have to sleep in the guest room so I don't like taking it.



You can try over the counter stuff. I would discuss a better option with our doc. If they don't help maybe see a naturopath?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 12, 2012 at 3:06 AM

my SO sleeps with a fan n and it always getts me all stuffy from the cold air hitting my face :( but thank you lol cuase that 1  i have done many times but regreted it the next day when i woke up all stuffy

Quoting Anonymous:

This is gonna sound dumb, but face a fan. It makes your eyes really tired. I have insomnia and I hate it. My dh has a small fan on his night stand, and ill face him and keep my eyes open as long as I can. I do that til I fall asleep. And if you don't have a fan, hold your eyes open with your fingers until you can't stand it. Lol...I know sounds crazy but it works for me. I also refuse to take meds. Another thing that works for.me is daydreaming. Lol...ok for example I've always wanted to be a dancer. So ill imagine myself on stage dancing doing all the moves I've always wanted to learn, hearing the crowd clap and cheer. And I eventually dose off thinking about it. Lol...I know it sounds absolutely bonkers, lol..but I've been so desperate for sleep I've tried tons of things. I promise I'm not crazy lol...good luck :)


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 12, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Thnaks i have never heard of it but will deff be looking for it at the stores

Quoting Bonita131:

Buy some Melatonin. It'll help you sleep & it won't make you feel like a zombie in the morning like sleeping pills do. You can get Melatonin at most health food stores and some drugstores.

Also, even though you're tired, try not sleeping in the day, set a reasonable bedtime and stick to it. You need to get into a decent sleep routine if you want this problem to resolve.


Byrd15
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 3:08 AM
Shit is scary!!!

Quoting Anonymous:

Ive never had an issue with it. I didn't realize how bad people were until my dh took it one night. He had a script for it but had never taken it before this because not only did I take it but his sleep issues were due to stress not chronic insomnia.


Anyway, he went nuts! I was pregnant (no I did not take it while pg) and he kept trying to "hold the baby"? He said I was hogging the baby. I left the room hoping he would just go to sleep but he followed me. I had my pillow in my hands and he asked me WHO I was holding. He kept following me, he woke up our oldest ds (14 yrs old) and he tried to talk to my son. I got my son back to bed so he wouldn't be scared by his psycho dad when my dh said he felt sick. I DO NOT do well with puke and even worse when pg. I told him to run to the bathroom, he literally ran to the bathroom vomited all over the floor and slipped in it as he ran. He got up laughing. He tried to come towards me and I told him to get in the f'ng shower. He said okay, he got in the shower in his Jammie bottoms, he calls out to me and says, I need some clothes, he looks down at his Jammie pants and says never mind I already have some. He took a half ass shower and crawled into bed in his wet Jammies. He passed out. I tried to wake him enough to change buthe was OUT. I tried to clean up the vomit but I then lost my cookies. I have awful all day all through out my pregnancy morning sickness. I was pissed, partly at myself because I couldn't clean up the vomit and I didn't want to leave it there. Well, he woke up to a wet bed and vomit all over the bathroom asking what the heck happened to you last night? ME? YOU lost your damn mind last night! it's funny now but I was SCARED!



Quoting Byrd15:

Omg my husbands step mother took that stuff, and is kind of addicted to it... Anyway she would go crazy if she wasn't in bed when taking it! She tried to eat an Xbox controller once because she thought it was candy...



If he ever gets a text from her at night we know its from ambien and don't text back. Rofl






Quoting Anonymous:

As a single parent there isn't much you can do. You have to be accessible and alert when needed.




I take ambien here and there. It works but my dh and I co-sleep with our two yr old so if I take an ambien I have to sleep in the guest room so I don't like taking it.




You can try over the counter stuff. I would discuss a better option with our doc. If they don't help maybe see a naturopath?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 12, 2012 at 3:09 AM

Thanks.. i think i mite actually have that when my SO's hours got changed for like the 4 time in a week he had to buy something for him and i may still have some left and i think thats what it was called that he got

Quoting wkukid:

Go get a product called midnite at Walmart. It works for me and sleeping pills won't even work.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 12, 2012 at 3:09 AM
Mine is winning the lottery! I picture myself spending all that money :)

Another thing that works, doing something that makes you think hard enough to forget anything that may be on your mind. For example, try to name as many states or countries as you can in alphabetical order. Or, count backwards from 100 . Things like that.

Quoting Anonymous:

This is gonna sound dumb, but face a fan. It makes your eyes really tired. I have insomnia and I hate it. My dh has a small fan on his night stand, and ill face him and keep my eyes open as long as I can. I do that til I fall asleep. And if you don't have a fan, hold your eyes open with your fingers until you can't stand it. Lol...I know sounds crazy but it works for me. I also refuse to take meds. Another thing that works for.me is daydreaming. Lol...ok for example I've always wanted to be a dancer. So ill imagine myself on stage dancing doing all the moves I've always wanted to learn, hearing the crowd clap and cheer. And I eventually dose off thinking about it. Lol...I know it sounds absolutely bonkers, lol..but I've been so desperate for sleep I've tried tons of things. I promise I'm not crazy lol...good luck :)
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Eshadowgirl
by Silver Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 3:11 AM

 I take 5mg melatonin on nights my insomnia kicks in. It works like a dream..and I wake up with no side effects or grogginess. Its a natural medicine...you can take 10mg if 5 wont work.

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