- November 18, 2018 at 2:15 am #24067
My insomnia consists of me sleeping for 3-6 hours one day, and then not falling asleep or being tired the next 3-7 days. I’ve been to a doctor about it a few years back, and they prescribed melatonin? but I didn’t like the way it affected me taking it constantly, and so if I ever feel like it’s time to sleep or me being in my own head too long becomes maddening to the point of psychosis (Usually about the 5th-7th day, I’ve never not slept past then) I’ll turn to Illegal prescription drugs such as Xanax, Hydrocodone, Morphine, Percocet, and other etc pain pills to end the loop. So, I’m not sure if this is insomnia or a brain disease but, I’ve dealt with it since birth according to my mother and she says I’d eventually pass out around the 3rd day when I was a babe but it’s changed since then, so yeah that’s what I deal with, found this forum and figured hey maybe there’s someone with a similar problem out there. I don’t know the cause though.November 21, 2018 at 1:30 am #24092
Martin Reed★ Admin
Sorry to hear about your struggles, Silversly54. Since the last time you discussed your sleep with a doctor was a few years ago, I would suggest trying again. Recognition of sleep issues has increased over the past few years and are now taken more seriously than perhaps they were in the past. If you are still not happy with the advice from your doctor, it might be worth trying to see a sleep specialist.November 30, 2018 at 12:31 pm #24370
Thanks for the advice, I’ll go a see a doctor and hope I suppose, but I don’t really have insurance that covers for that kinda thing nor the funds to just go and see a sleep specialist or a brain specialist. I just wondered if anyone had maybe figured out this problem before.December 3, 2018 at 10:38 pm #25406
Martin Reed★ AdminDecember 27, 2018 at 11:59 am #25741
I’ve never actually heard of CBT, what exactly does it involve?