I have a problem and I need help with my addiction. I'm not a troll, this is serious.
I have an addiction to sleeping pills. I work 3 night shifts a week. I sleep all night when I am off, then sleep all day so that I am not tired for work that night. Example.....I was off Sunday during the day but had to work Sunday night. So, I slept all night Saturday night, all day Sunday and then slept all day Monday because i had been up all night working. I am taking 5 to 6 Nyquil every day. I am on a prescription of sleeping pills. They should last me 30 days but they only last me 7. I can not go to an in patient facility and I can not quit my job. If I don't take something to force myself to sleep during the day then I am dead tired and falling asleep at work and will get fired. I just needed to get this all out. I wish I had a sleeping pill that would actually work. If I slept great at night when I was off then I could cat nap before heading in to work. The problem is I can not sleep at night. At all. Even if I force myself to get up at 6 AM and stay awake all day I can not sleep that night. I spent 4 hours in a mental hospital over the summer (yes, 4 whole hours) for extreme anxiety. Every time I try to explain to my doctor that the sleeping pill isn't strong enough she tells me there is nothing else she can give me. If you dont have any kind or helpful words of advice will you just pray for me please?