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Caers

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  • in reply to: Did you fell the pleasure of "sleepiness" or "drowsiness? #15173

    Caers
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    I would never say, personally, that I like feeling sleepy. But it's pretty much hope I always feel. With my medications I'm either sleepy, or unconscious. Unfortunately, I still wake up several times a night.

    Sleep restriction has never worked for me. I'm interested to hear about how others have fared with it

    in reply to: My Introduction, Hello #15180

    Caers
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    Hi!

    The thing is, with insomnia you have no choice, you know? There are so few things that work for it, and so many cases are just so different from each other. It would be nice to give up, sometimes, but you can't.

    I think it's awesome that the course is working for you

    in reply to: First visit #15176

    Caers
    ✘ Not a client

    Hey there! welcome to the forum 🙂

    in reply to: Newbie #15182

    Caers
    ✘ Not a client

    Hi!

    What is your insomnia like? Are you just looking for support (we have that), answers?

    in reply to: I am new to Insomnia land #14959

    Caers
    ✘ Not a client

    I found that anxiety played a part in my sleep, but not as an overall thing, since I've had insomnia since I was a baby. But finding the right anxiety medication for me definitely did help, and you may want to speak with a doctor further about attending therapy, if you want to avoid medication for it, though that may be the only choice if that isn't enough.

    Like Owl, melatonin doesn't help me at all, and in fact makes me drag so much during the next couple of days that it wasn't a viable option.

    How are you going on with this now?

    in reply to: Hi everyone #14968

    Caers
    ✘ Not a client

    Hey Georgina and Georgina 2

    I only try to keep myself up when I haven't slept all night, or much at night, and want to stay awake until the evening. It doesn't really work well though, I usually fall asleep during the day anyway, and I often take naps during the day for other reasons. I find staying up late on purpose doesn't help me.

    Have you found it helps, since your last post?

    in reply to: sleep by exhaustion #14184

    Caers
    ✘ Not a client

    Exercise is helping me a great deal with my insomnia. Whilst it never really goes away, it's, well, less infuriating when I exercise. Since the body is made to work, and be used, when it is done so effectively your body will feel better and more fulfilled, and able to rest better.

    in reply to: Bad reactions to sleeping pills like serepax or Valium? #14159

    Caers
    ✘ Not a client

    I was on Valium for about two months (Tommy is correct, they rarely prescribe it here in England but after having two complete nervous breakdowns in four years, they felt it was serious enough) before I went in and demanded that I be titrated down off of it. That took almost two months as well, and I couldn't go on another until I was clear of it. That was horrible. I suggest you get off of that as soon as you possibly can, if possible.

    I went on several others, and a few combinations of them, before we actually settled on citalopram, which worked absolute wonders for me. It seems to give me the benefits I had with valium without the horrible addiction and disconnection. You'd do well to consult with your doctor, and insist that they start providing you with advice and information on possible alternative medications, so they can find one that works more effectively, and safely, for you.

    in reply to: Hypnosis ? #14201

    Caers
    ✘ Not a client

    Hi! I've never really held with hypnosis, so I have no advice on that front. I have playlists of music that have a certain pitch and tone to them that help to shut off parts of my brain and make it a little easier to sleep.

    in reply to: Is sugar to blame? #14001

    Caers
    ✘ Not a client

    Well, that's tricky for me, because I'm hypoglycaemic, so sugar does a number on my body anyway. I try to avoid it in most cases. I use Splenda (the only reason I use that is because I like the taste over any other sweetener). I would be interested to know more about it though.

    in reply to: Read any good books lately? #13734

    Caers
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    'Martin' wrote:

    I LOVE Graham Masterton! Having said that, I haven't read any of his books for at least five years. Must rectify that soon – and I don't think I've read The Heirloom, so maybe I'll give that a go.

    I've never heard of this writer. Mostly I read non fiction though. What are the rest of his books like?

    in reply to: Seen any good movies recently? #9250

    Caers
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    'yamerias' wrote:

    I really didn't rate THC2, I did watch it, despite not liking the original (which I thought was boring and didn't really have and shock or anything to it). I watched the Uncut version too, so I dread to think what the cut UK version is like.

    Speaking of disappointment, I saw The Cabin In The Woods yesterday afternoon…although some clever parts, it was boring and predictible, and the twist in the tail was….rubbish.

    My son wants to see that, although I have no idea why.

    in reply to: hello #13184

    Caers
    ✘ Not a client

    Not weird. I've been jealous of people who can sleep well for most of my life. Damn them! *shakes tired angry fist*

    Yeah, don't you love it when you mention you've had insomnia for ages and people try to offer all those suggestions? Because you're NEVER thought of those simple remedies before! Oh fancy that, maybe setting a schedule will work! Maybe talking to a doctor about it is the right course of action! Because we are all stupid and sleep-deprivation addled and cannot think of those things ourselves. 😀

    Anyway. HI! Welcome!

    in reply to: Introvert/extrovert #13380

    Caers
    ✘ Not a client

    Just on my part, very much an introvert.

    in reply to: Awake again #13352

    Caers
    ✘ Not a client
    'Jane' wrote on '08:

    Hi Caers, nice to meet you. 🙂

    Why, hallo there. Manage to get any sleep?

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