Dying To Sleep

So my insomnia is really kicking my butt. Even though I am getting about two hours of sleep most nights, I am still functional throughout the day. Only problem is, I feel so exhausted that I could just collapse where I stand except my mind won’t let me. It’s a tug of war, and neither side can win. So far every drug or combination of drugs that my Doctor has prescribed has made matters worse. A couple of them would knock me out within thirty minutes, but I’d be wide awake an hour or two later but still feeling groggy from the medication. I didn’t like the way that made me feel. Another one took hours before I finally knocked out, by that time it was already the start of a new day. The last one didn’t knock me out at all but had me dozing off throughout the day. That was the worst because I’d be in the middle of something and would stop to sit down because I was feeling so drowsy. Next thing I know it’s like twenty minutes later, I didn’t even realize I dozed off like that. Definitely did not like that one at all. I stopped taking them and have just gone back to dealing with it on my own until we can find something that will actually work and will keep me asleep for at least four plus hours. I’m still searching online for other things to try besides drugs, I know there has to be something. There just has to be. Otherwise, I’ll sleep when I die.



  1. Sorry you are still suffering. I saw your last few posts didn’t address your insomnia and thought you may have been getting over it. I see no such luck!


    • Awww, that’s okay, you don’t have to apologize. That pesky insomnia is always lurking and stirring up trouble. Maybe one day I’ll be so lucky. 😊

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  2. Did you try 5htp yet or melatonin?


    • I did try the melatonin. They said it could take weeks or months for it to actually start working. I tried for a week and a half and just gave up.


      • Yeah, i had to wait a while before the 5htp worked, but it has been worth it for me. We can’t buy melatonin in the uk, but 5htp is what the body uses to make seratonin and seratonin is what the body uses to make melatonin. Its mad we cant just buy the actual stuff. Well, we can buy from abroad but often the postage charges are higher than the item!!


      • Yeah, I’m so frustrated with my insomnia and not sleeping, I thought it was pointless to keep taking drugs that aren’t working or won’t work for several weeks or months. I need it to work now. I just felt like I was polluting my body for no reason. Now, had they worked, I’d be telling a whole different story. Unfortunately, it’s back to the drawing board. But I am glad you found something that has been working for you. That’s fantastic. Maybe you can catch a few zzzz’s
        for me. 😉

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