insomniac for 9 years

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    I have struggled with insomnia since my son was born.
    Before that, I slept well but always struggled to wake up in the morning and went to bed before midnight.
    After he was born I went through different sleep aids, anti-depressants and even antipsychotics – they work best but I don’t want to take them due to my low white cells blood count.
    4 years ago I had thyroid cancer and also discovered I had Hashimotos.
    Since then I have struggled more than before and I’m struggling to get my thyroid optima.
    Sometimes I sleep OK, sometimes poorly, sometimes not at all.
    It’s a rollercoaster.
    I’ve been trying cbt for 2 weeks now. At first it seemed to work as I got about 5 hours sleep for a few days but now I’m getting none or less than 4 and I’m slipping again. Is that normal?
    I thought cbt was my only hope.
    I don’t have any depression so not reason to take antidepressant. I haven’t been on them for 3 years. I have also reduced seroquel from on 25 mcg pill to 3 mgc over the last 3 years.
    It affecting my work, my family, my whole life.
    I am also trying adrenal support at the moment and b vitamins for stress.
    Please tell me with cbt has got a chance to work with someone like me who has thyroid issues.
    Thank you!

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