Struggling with sleep

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JulesD
February 16, 2009 - 7:24 am
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Well, I guess it is that time of year for me. I have come through the terrible fall when my mood crashes. I am grateful that it is fairly predictable that it settles back into baseline at about mid to late December. However, now my sleep is out of whack.

My Pdoc allows me to regulate my Seroquel based on my sleep needs. So, when I'm sleeping well, I take about 150mg's at bedtime. I'm allowed to adjust it upwards to 300mg's if my sleep starts to become disordered again. Over the last couple of weeks, I have been bumping up the Seroquel, until I am now at the 300mg level. I'm careful about my decision to adjust the meds because I don't want to be over sedated the next day. Anyway, at 300mg, my sleep is still bad. UGH!

I had to drive to the state capitol the other day (a little over an hour) to meet with the state agency that funds my local agency. On the way home, I was SO tired that I had to pull over and nap for a few minutes. I am WAY too young to be doing stuff like that. But, I was hazard on the road, if I didn't!! Sometimes I sit at my desk and zone out because I am so exhausted.

But, no matter what I do, I cannot sleep the whole night through. I'm wide awake at disgustingly early hours of the morning. The only one happy about me being awake is my puppy. She is absolutely thrilled to see me shuffle out of the bedroom.

I'm posting my sleep pie chart to show how often my sleep falls below 7 hours (my body's minimum requirement for genuine restorative sleep). I'm concerned that the lack of sleep might precipitate a mood swing (generally depression). I would HATE that. But, mostly I really just want to get some sleep. I'm tired. I want to feel better.

Be well
Jules



Medications for 1st quarter 2009
10-24-2007 - Present:Colace, 100 mg. 1 tab am, 1 tab hs
10-24-2007 - Present:Protonix, 40 mg. 1 tab hs
10-24-2007 - Present:Seroquel, 50 mg. 1or2 tabs prn tid anxiety
06-03-2008 - Present:Tegretol XR, 400mg. 1 am, 1 hs
06-03-2008 - Present:Topamax, 50 mg. 2 tabs am, 2 tabs pm
06-03-2008 - Present:Celexa, 10mg. 1 tab am
08-12-2008 - Present:Hydroxyzine, 25mg. 1 or 2 tabs prn allergy relief
08-12-2008 - Present:Seroquel, 100 to 300mg . adjust as needed sleep
01-01-2009 - Present:Ortho Novum, 1 tab. qd skip placebo
01-01-2009 - Present:B100 complex T-R, 100mg. 2 tabs am

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JulesD
February 16, 2009 - 7:24 am
Well, I guess it is that time of year for me. I have come through the terrible fall when my mood crashes. I am grateful that it is fairly predictable that it settles back into baseline at about mid to late December. However, now my sleep is out of whack.

My Pdoc allows me to regulate my Seroquel based on my sleep needs. So, when I'm sleeping well, I take about 150mg's at bedtime. I'm allowed to adjust it upwards to 300mg's if my sleep starts to become disordered again. Over the last couple of weeks, I have been bumping up the Seroquel, until I am now at the 300mg level. I'm careful about my decision to adjust the meds because I don't want to be over sedated the next day. Anyway, at 300mg, my sleep is still bad. UGH!

I had to drive to the state capitol the other day (a little over an hour) to meet with the state agency that funds my local agency. On the way home, I was SO tired that I had to pull over and nap for a few minutes. I am WAY too young to be doing stuff like that. But, I was hazard on the road, if I didn't!! Sometimes I sit at my desk and zone out because I am so exhausted.

But, no matter what I do, I cannot sleep the whole night through. I'm wide awake at disgustingly early hours of the morning. The only one happy about me being awake is my puppy. She is absolutely thrilled to see me shuffle out of the bedroom.

I'm posting my sleep pie chart to show how often my sleep falls below 7 hours (my body's minimum requirement for genuine restorative sleep). I'm concerned that the lack of sleep might precipitate a mood swing (generally depression). I would HATE that. But, mostly I really just want to get some sleep. I'm tired. I want to feel better.

Be well
Jules



Medications for 1st quarter 2009
10-24-2007 - Present:Colace, 100 mg. 1 tab am, 1 tab hs
10-24-2007 - Present:Protonix, 40 mg. 1 tab hs
10-24-2007 - Present:Seroquel, 50 mg. 1or2 tabs prn tid anxiety
06-03-2008 - Present:Tegretol XR, 400mg. 1 am, 1 hs
06-03-2008 - Present:Topamax, 50 mg. 2 tabs am, 2 tabs pm
06-03-2008 - Present:Celexa, 10mg. 1 tab am
08-12-2008 - Present:Hydroxyzine, 25mg. 1 or 2 tabs prn allergy relief
08-12-2008 - Present:Seroquel, 100 to 300mg . adjust as needed sleep
01-01-2009 - Present:Ortho Novum, 1 tab. qd skip placebo
01-01-2009 - Present:B100 complex T-R, 100mg. 2 tabs am

HoosierK
February 16, 2009 - 11:04 am
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Quality sleep has been a lifelong struggle for me. A few months ago I discovered GABA and so far it is doing the trick. I started at 500mg and worked my way up to 2g which seems to be the perfect dose for me. I stupidly allowed myself to run out for about and month and tried substituting an increased dose of Taurine. My sleep suffered. I'm finally back up to 2g of GABA again and finally getting quality sleep again.


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HoosierK
February 16, 2009 - 11:04 am
Quality sleep has been a lifelong struggle for me. A few months ago I discovered GABA and so far it is doing the trick. I started at 500mg and worked my way up to 2g which seems to be the perfect dose for me. I stupidly allowed myself to run out for about and month and tried substituting an increased dose of Taurine. My sleep suffered. I'm finally back up to 2g of GABA again and finally getting quality sleep again.


K


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Lizabeth
February 16, 2009 - 12:25 pm
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Oh Jules, I have so much sympathy with your sleep problems. It has been a lifelong issue for me too. It was only when I actually got in treatment I started getting decent sleep and everytime my meds get adjusted (like now) my sleep also goes to hell. I hope we get better soon and please continue to pull off the road whenever you need too--its better than an accident.
I am trying the Dark Therapy thing from Dr. Jim Phelp's book but I am not sure if its helping. Now I am having trouble with early waking which is a new problem for me--normally I have the "I can't get to sleep" problem.


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Lizabeth
February 16, 2009 - 12:25 pm
Oh Jules, I have so much sympathy with your sleep problems. It has been a lifelong issue for me too. It was only when I actually got in treatment I started getting decent sleep and everytime my meds get adjusted (like now) my sleep also goes to hell. I hope we get better soon and please continue to pull off the road whenever you need too--its better than an accident.
I am trying the Dark Therapy thing from Dr. Jim Phelp's book but I am not sure if its helping. Now I am having trouble with early waking which is a new problem for me--normally I have the "I can't get to sleep" problem.


JulesD
February 16, 2009 - 7:47 pm
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Kef, Thank you for the information about GABA. I am familiar with GABA's influence in the brain from a neuroscience standpoint. But, I was not familiar with purchasing it as a supplement. I will discuss this with my Pdoc. He is quite open to supplementation. We have tried melatonin in the past. It didn't help. All I know is that I have GOT to get some sleep. I am really starting to get irritable.

Lizabeth, generally my sleep is very good, since my treatment began. It's a nice thing to get a full night's sleep. I had not slept well for years before I was properly diagnosed. But, for some reason, I go through these spells of early awakening. It is maddening. And.... I promise to keep pulling over. When I'm not depressed, my drive for self-preservation is very strong :)

OH... and I read you post about how things are going with your cymbalta titration. I'm sorry that it is mucking with your sleep. But, I'm glad that you have some flexibility in your schedule to be kind to yourself.

Be well,
Jules


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JulesD
February 16, 2009 - 7:47 pm
Kef, Thank you for the information about GABA. I am familiar with GABA's influence in the brain from a neuroscience standpoint. But, I was not familiar with purchasing it as a supplement. I will discuss this with my Pdoc. He is quite open to supplementation. We have tried melatonin in the past. It didn't help. All I know is that I have GOT to get some sleep. I am really starting to get irritable.

Lizabeth, generally my sleep is very good, since my treatment began. It's a nice thing to get a full night's sleep. I had not slept well for years before I was properly diagnosed. But, for some reason, I go through these spells of early awakening. It is maddening. And.... I promise to keep pulling over. When I'm not depressed, my drive for self-preservation is very strong :)

OH... and I read you post about how things are going with your cymbalta titration. I'm sorry that it is mucking with your sleep. But, I'm glad that you have some flexibility in your schedule to be kind to yourself.

Be well,
Jules


cristty25
February 27, 2009 - 7:02 pm
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I am having the works time trying to sleep, I have been able to fall sleep but I have been swting my meds and my sleep is really light and I have very vivid dreams, I wake up very tired and I started to feel in a mix mood again... not sure if I should add more meds or just wait untill i totally tapper off effexor 9shich has been a poison to me)



Medications for February 2009
12-12-2008 - 02-07-2009:Effexor, 75 mg. once a day
12-27-2008 - 02-14-2009:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
12-27-2008 - 02-14-2009:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-07-2009 - 02-14-2009:Topamax, 75 mg. topamax
02-07-2009 - 02-14-2009:Effexor, 112.5. once a day
02-14-2009 - 02-27-2009:Effexor, 75 mg. once a day
02-14-2009 - Present:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-14-2009 - 02-27-2009:Effexor, 75 mg. once a day
02-14-2009 - Present:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-20-2009 - 02-27-2009:lexapro, 0.5. once a day
02-14-2009 - Present:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-27-2009 - Present:lexapro, 10 mg. once a day
02-27-2009 - Present:Effexor, 37.5. once a day

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cristty25
February 27, 2009 - 7:02 pm
I am having the works time trying to sleep, I have been able to fall sleep but I have been swting my meds and my sleep is really light and I have very vivid dreams, I wake up very tired and I started to feel in a mix mood again... not sure if I should add more meds or just wait untill i totally tapper off effexor 9shich has been a poison to me)



Medications for February 2009
12-12-2008 - 02-07-2009:Effexor, 75 mg. once a day
12-27-2008 - 02-14-2009:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
12-27-2008 - 02-14-2009:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-07-2009 - 02-14-2009:Topamax, 75 mg. topamax
02-07-2009 - 02-14-2009:Effexor, 112.5. once a day
02-14-2009 - 02-27-2009:Effexor, 75 mg. once a day
02-14-2009 - Present:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-14-2009 - 02-27-2009:Effexor, 75 mg. once a day
02-14-2009 - Present:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-20-2009 - 02-27-2009:lexapro, 0.5. once a day
02-14-2009 - Present:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-27-2009 - Present:lexapro, 10 mg. once a day
02-27-2009 - Present:Effexor, 37.5. once a day

JulesD
February 27, 2009 - 7:19 pm
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Cristy, consistently being unable to sleep is something to talk to your Pdoc about. My doc wants to know if my sleep slips below 6 hours per night for more than 5 or 6 nights in a row. He is well aware that sleep and mood are intricately connected. So, if I'm starting a bad sleep cycle, he wants to nip it in the bud before it becomes a bad mood cycle.

That's the reason that he has given me permission to manage my Seroquel within certain limits. My Rx is from 100mg to 300mg depending upon how I'm sleeping. It has really helped.

Right now, I'm not sleeping well because I'm depressed. He added .5mg of Ativan for 5 days to try to reset my body clock. We'll see how that works. So far, I'm still not getting consistent sleep. It's making me nuts. I even wore my "grumpy" shirt today :)

Be well,
Jules


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JulesD
February 27, 2009 - 7:19 pm
Cristy, consistently being unable to sleep is something to talk to your Pdoc about. My doc wants to know if my sleep slips below 6 hours per night for more than 5 or 6 nights in a row. He is well aware that sleep and mood are intricately connected. So, if I'm starting a bad sleep cycle, he wants to nip it in the bud before it becomes a bad mood cycle.

That's the reason that he has given me permission to manage my Seroquel within certain limits. My Rx is from 100mg to 300mg depending upon how I'm sleeping. It has really helped.

Right now, I'm not sleeping well because I'm depressed. He added .5mg of Ativan for 5 days to try to reset my body clock. We'll see how that works. So far, I'm still not getting consistent sleep. It's making me nuts. I even wore my "grumpy" shirt today :)

Be well,
Jules


cristty25
February 27, 2009 - 8:28 pm
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my doctor gave me lorazepan for those days but it doesnt seem to help much for some reason, i think its because i changing meds :(
but I will call her on monday and talk bc I feel like crap
thanks again



Medications for February 2009
12-12-2008 - 02-07-2009:Effexor, 75 mg. once a day
12-27-2008 - 02-14-2009:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
12-27-2008 - 02-14-2009:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-07-2009 - 02-14-2009:Topamax, 75 mg. topamax
02-07-2009 - 02-14-2009:Effexor, 112.5. once a day
02-14-2009 - 02-27-2009:Effexor, 75 mg. once a day
02-14-2009 - Present:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-14-2009 - 02-27-2009:Effexor, 75 mg. once a day
02-14-2009 - Present:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-20-2009 - 02-27-2009:lexapro, 0.5. once a day
02-14-2009 - Present:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-27-2009 - Present:lexapro, 10 mg. once a day
02-27-2009 - Present:Effexor, 37.5. once a day

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cristty25
February 27, 2009 - 8:28 pm
my doctor gave me lorazepan for those days but it doesnt seem to help much for some reason, i think its because i changing meds :(
but I will call her on monday and talk bc I feel like crap
thanks again



Medications for February 2009
12-12-2008 - 02-07-2009:Effexor, 75 mg. once a day
12-27-2008 - 02-14-2009:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
12-27-2008 - 02-14-2009:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-07-2009 - 02-14-2009:Topamax, 75 mg. topamax
02-07-2009 - 02-14-2009:Effexor, 112.5. once a day
02-14-2009 - 02-27-2009:Effexor, 75 mg. once a day
02-14-2009 - Present:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-14-2009 - 02-27-2009:Effexor, 75 mg. once a day
02-14-2009 - Present:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-20-2009 - 02-27-2009:lexapro, 0.5. once a day
02-14-2009 - Present:Topamax, 25 mg. twince a day
02-27-2009 - Present:lexapro, 10 mg. once a day
02-27-2009 - Present:Effexor, 37.5. once a day

bandkbrooks
May 25, 2009 - 7:25 am
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Jules,

I have exactly the same thing going on. I am scared to death to drive but my job requires that I do. It's completely maddening. I have had to take naps during the day and will doze off sitting at my desk. Why can't my body let me do that during the night?



Medications for May 2009
05-25-2009 - Present:Lamictal, 200 mg. 100 2xday
05-25-2009 - Present:Abilify, 1 mg. 1xday
05-25-2009 - Present:Androgel, 7 mg. 1xday
05-25-2009 - Present:Ambian CR, 1 mg. 1xday
05-25-2009 - Present:fluxoitine (prosac), 40 mg. 1xday

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bandkbrooks
May 25, 2009 - 7:25 am
Jules,

I have exactly the same thing going on. I am scared to death to drive but my job requires that I do. It's completely maddening. I have had to take naps during the day and will doze off sitting at my desk. Why can't my body let me do that during the night?



Medications for May 2009
05-25-2009 - Present:Lamictal, 200 mg. 100 2xday
05-25-2009 - Present:Abilify, 1 mg. 1xday
05-25-2009 - Present:Androgel, 7 mg. 1xday
05-25-2009 - Present:Ambian CR, 1 mg. 1xday
05-25-2009 - Present:fluxoitine (prosac), 40 mg. 1xday

dupserj
June 4, 2009 - 11:06 pm
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my biggest problem is getting to sleep. i tried Seroquel, but was starting to get TD so stopped. pdoc gave me Ambien. weird things I don't remember occur. once I get to sleep, I will practically hibernate like a bear, but getting there is the problem. here it is 1:00 am, took Xanax and still can't fall asleep. I'll go back to laying down now, hope this one works.



Medications for June 2009
08-01-2008 - Present:Lamictal, 200 mg. once a day
08-01-2008 - Present:Alprazolam, 0.5. one pill twice daily
04-10-2009 - Present:Abilify, 2.5. once a day, am
04-10-2009 - Present:Ambien CR, 12.5. one pill at bedtime

"Well-behaved women rarely make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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dupserj
June 4, 2009 - 11:06 pm
my biggest problem is getting to sleep. i tried Seroquel, but was starting to get TD so stopped. pdoc gave me Ambien. weird things I don't remember occur. once I get to sleep, I will practically hibernate like a bear, but getting there is the problem. here it is 1:00 am, took Xanax and still can't fall asleep. I'll go back to laying down now, hope this one works.



Medications for June 2009
08-01-2008 - Present:Lamictal, 200 mg. once a day
08-01-2008 - Present:Alprazolam, 0.5. one pill twice daily
04-10-2009 - Present:Abilify, 2.5. once a day, am
04-10-2009 - Present:Ambien CR, 12.5. one pill at bedtime

"Well-behaved women rarely make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
JulesD
June 5, 2009 - 6:14 am
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Since I first posted, my Pdoc and I have tried a few different things. I really would like to get seven hours of sleep per night, or just a bit more (8 hours would be just perfect). But, I have had to come to grips with being happy with about six hours. That's about the best we can do.

We tried the new Seroquel XR. WOW..... I really like that medication. It works slowly at night instead of slamming me over the head. And, part of it remains in my system during the day to address depression. I was sleeping really well. I was on 300mg. However, I started to gain weight. I have had weight loss surgery. So, we don't need to do ANYTHING that impacts my weight.

We have finally settled back down to a lower dose of regular Seroquel. And, like I said, I can generally get about 6 hours of sleep. It is not the perfect solution, but it is a livable solution.

be well,
Jules


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JulesD
June 5, 2009 - 6:14 am
Since I first posted, my Pdoc and I have tried a few different things. I really would like to get seven hours of sleep per night, or just a bit more (8 hours would be just perfect). But, I have had to come to grips with being happy with about six hours. That's about the best we can do.

We tried the new Seroquel XR. WOW..... I really like that medication. It works slowly at night instead of slamming me over the head. And, part of it remains in my system during the day to address depression. I was sleeping really well. I was on 300mg. However, I started to gain weight. I have had weight loss surgery. So, we don't need to do ANYTHING that impacts my weight.

We have finally settled back down to a lower dose of regular Seroquel. And, like I said, I can generally get about 6 hours of sleep. It is not the perfect solution, but it is a livable solution.

be well,
Jules


HoosierK
June 10, 2009 - 2:47 pm
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Total Posts: 265
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As you can see I take a lot of more natural supplements. The main things that seem to be helping my sleep be more regular is GABA, wearing a blindfold and listening to something relaxing for about 45 minutes as I fall asleep.



Medications for May 2009
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-06-2008 - Present:Iron, 18mg. empty stomach am
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-02-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 4g. breakfast
02-08-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. 9:00pm
02-14-2009 - Present:GABA, 2g. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-06-2008 - Present:Iron, 18mg. empty stomach am
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-02-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 4g. breakfast
02-08-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. 9:00pm
02-14-2009 - Present:GABA, 2g. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast

(Psalm 94:19) . . .When my disquieting thoughts became many inside of me, Your own consolations began to fondle my soul.
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HoosierK
HoosierK
June 10, 2009 - 2:47 pm
As you can see I take a lot of more natural supplements. The main things that seem to be helping my sleep be more regular is GABA, wearing a blindfold and listening to something relaxing for about 45 minutes as I fall asleep.



Medications for May 2009
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-06-2008 - Present:Iron, 18mg. empty stomach am
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-02-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 4g. breakfast
02-08-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. 9:00pm
02-14-2009 - Present:GABA, 2g. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
08-04-2008 - Present:Yerba Mate, 2T to 40oz H2O. throughout day
08-06-2008 - Present:Iron, 18mg. empty stomach am
08-08-2008 - Present:Potassium Gluconate, 99mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:HiActives Tart Cherry Extract with flavanoids, 465mg/23mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Time-release B complex , 125 mg. breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:B12 sublingual, 1000mcg. after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Vitamin C & Zinc lozenges, 100mg/25mg. 2 after breakfast
08-08-2008 - Present:Selenium, 100mcg. 9:00pm
08-08-2008 - Present:Soil Based Organisms w/ 72 trace minerals, 1capsule. 9:00pm
08-25-2008 - Present:Indole-3-Carbinol with Resveratrol, 200mg/5mg. breakfast
09-01-2008 - Present:Vitamin E with mixed Tocopherols, 400 IU. breakfast & 9:00pm
09-11-2008 - Present:L-tyrosine, 1000mg. breakfast
09-26-2008 - Present:Calcium Citrate with D, 315mg/200 IU. 9:00pm
10-09-2008 - Present:Ashwagandha, 450mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
10-17-2008 - Present:D3, 1000 IU. breakfast
10-27-2008 - Present:Echinacea, 400mg. breakfast & 9:00pm
11-20-2008 - Present:5HTP, 200mg. 9:00pm
12-03-2008 - Present:Chromium Polynicotinate, 200mcg. breakfast & 9:00pm
12-23-2008 - Present:exercise, 30 min. 1st thing in am
01-28-2009 - Present:Magnesium, 400mg. 9:00pm
02-02-2009 - Present:Omega 3 1g with EPA 180mg & DHA 120mg, 4g. breakfast
02-08-2009 - Present:Taurine, 500mg. 9:00pm
02-14-2009 - Present:GABA, 2g. 9:00pm
02-25-2009 - Present:Folic Acid, 800mcg. 9:00pm
05-21-2009 - Present:Carnosine, 500mg. breakfast

(Psalm 94:19) . . .When my disquieting thoughts became many inside of me, Your own consolations began to fondle my soul.
Boo
July 28, 2009 - 4:18 pm
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hey everyone i'm new here, i've been struggling with sleep for years. i have periods where i find it really hard to sleep at all to very long sleeping patterns, its like my body is trying to overcompensate for the lack of sleep and then just crashes.

when i am able to sleep i end up waking every half hour to hour and makes me very irritable, i've been taught that breathing will help me drop off but in all honesty it doesn't help at all. my body may be exhausted but my mind will be wide awake. this is the main reason i've joined here to monitor my moods (i have depression also) and my sleep.


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July 28, 2009 - 4:18 pm
hey everyone i'm new here, i've been struggling with sleep for years. i have periods where i find it really hard to sleep at all to very long sleeping patterns, its like my body is trying to overcompensate for the lack of sleep and then just crashes.

when i am able to sleep i end up waking every half hour to hour and makes me very irritable, i've been taught that breathing will help me drop off but in all honesty it doesn't help at all. my body may be exhausted but my mind will be wide awake. this is the main reason i've joined here to monitor my moods (i have depression also) and my sleep.


HoosierK
July 29, 2009 - 6:06 am
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Welcome Boo!

I think you'll find the mood and sleep tracking useful and there are also several good suggestions already in this thread. One thing that has helped me a lot is wearing a blindfold at night and not turning any lights on when I do wake up (several times) at night. I am able to get backto sleep much faster.



(Psalm 94:19) . . .When my disquieting thoughts became many inside of me, Your own consolations began to fondle my soul.
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July 29, 2009 - 6:06 am
Welcome Boo!

I think you'll find the mood and sleep tracking useful and there are also several good suggestions already in this thread. One thing that has helped me a lot is wearing a blindfold at night and not turning any lights on when I do wake up (several times) at night. I am able to get backto sleep much faster.



(Psalm 94:19) . . .When my disquieting thoughts became many inside of me, Your own consolations began to fondle my soul.
Bronxgirl
July 31, 2009 - 8:26 pm
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Jules, have you had a Sleep Study? If you haven't, maybe you should consider it. I've had two and at the last one they diagnosed me with Narcolepsy. I had to quit my job and am now on Disability. Sometimes I don't sleep well, also awakening in the middle of the night. Other times, like now, I can sleep for 12 hours a day. I never know from day to day how my sleep will be. Anyway, please consider the Sleep Study.


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July 31, 2009 - 8:26 pm
Jules, have you had a Sleep Study? If you haven't, maybe you should consider it. I've had two and at the last one they diagnosed me with Narcolepsy. I had to quit my job and am now on Disability. Sometimes I don't sleep well, also awakening in the middle of the night. Other times, like now, I can sleep for 12 hours a day. I never know from day to day how my sleep will be. Anyway, please consider the Sleep Study.


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