Can anyone recommend any insomnia support groups?

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« Reply #1000 on: 06/04/2008 18:24:18 »
He should go out and teach English as a foreign language for a year. Go to a company where you just teach adults. I did that when I was 21. It is a really safe country and a great place to learn some life skills after your degree is over and before you go out and do something boring like normal work.

Thats a great idea!  He would probably love that and would be great at it, but he's only 14 so I get to keep him for a while longer. 
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« Reply #1001 on: 06/04/2008 20:32:32 »
Savour it, I'm savouring mine.
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« Reply #1002 on: 07/04/2008 03:14:03 »
If I'm doing a show in a place I've never been before, I can't sleep. It is called worrying about the unknown. I do it all the time but that is because I hate travel of any kind. I'm off to Japan next week and I can't wait to get there but travelling there yuk! I'm not afraid of flying or anything it is just the upheaval. 
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boku hoshigarimasu dekiru rainichi......or  in english i want very badly to come to japan, im using a online transltor. its not that good
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« Reply #1003 on: 14/04/2008 05:30:20 »
12:30.  Have to get up early.  Hurting too much to sleep! [:(!]
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« Reply #1004 on: 14/04/2008 07:41:43 »
I am sorry.. I have been in that mode for several days...I hope it gets better soon..
Hey thats one of the things she said.. our sleep will be disturbed.. or unsatisfactory.. one of the sites says insomnia.. also..

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« Reply #1005 on: 15/04/2008 05:33:04 »
UGH!!  Here we go again! [V] [|)]
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« Reply #1006 on: 15/04/2008 05:49:06 »
OH.. SORRY ...WISH YOU HAD MY NAP.. I finally fell asleep this afternoon and into the early vening... I just can't remember when I nodded off.. I think 3:30 pm or so....woke up about 6:30 give or take anbout sd min  I was so groggy.. I cannot remember ..get some sleep!

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« Reply #1007 on: 15/04/2008 05:56:14 »
OH.. SORRY ...WISH YOU HAD MY NAP.. I finally fell asleep this afternoon and into the early vening... I just can't remember when I nodded off.. I think 3:30 pm or so....woke up about 6:30 give or take anbout sd min  I was so groggy.. I cannot remember ..get some sleep!

Wish I could get some sleep.  I'm afraid it's not happening tonight.  Pain is too much and I'm out of pain pills.  Taken 1600 mg of ibuprofen since 9 and it's not helping at all. 
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« Reply #1008 on: 15/04/2008 06:19:53 »
Wow.. thats alot.. sorry. it has not worked yet..... have you ever had to take something called Generic, "Norco", (Mallinkrodt/APAP) 10mg/325mg?

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« Reply #1009 on: 15/04/2008 15:54:36 »
I don't think so.  Vicodin is what I've been taking, but only when it's very very bad.  Unfortunately I'm out though and have no refills.
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« Reply #1010 on: 15/04/2008 20:16:22 »
I want to say this is a stronger form of Vicodin It is way potent..... I had one in th hospital  Saturday when I was in.. it was really strong and he prescribed them over my others... I haven't taken them because I went in to have them fix the problem and stop throwing pain pills at it!!!  I hate pills!  I am sorry you are hurting too. is it any better today?
Norco is a Hydrocodone Tylenol mix.. 10mg Hydrocodone instead of 5mg. ( Vicodin) so its stronger in the Hydrocodone portion and the Tylenol is cut down from 500mg to 325 mg.They just call the upped version Norco.
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« Reply #1011 on: 15/04/2008 21:01:56 »
No, it's not better today unfortunately.  I'm having a real bad time of it right now, but I think it's because it's been cold here the last few days.  I'm sure it'll be better soon.
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« Reply #1012 on: 15/04/2008 22:44:37 »
Thats not good. I wish it was not hurting.. Sending you hugs and sympathy for your pain. feel better soon.

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« Reply #1013 on: 16/04/2008 00:18:12 »
Thank you Karen.
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« Reply #1014 on: 16/04/2008 03:48:30 »
Your welcome!!

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« Reply #1015 on: 18/04/2008 05:53:18 »
UGHHH!!!
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« Reply #1016 on: 19/04/2008 01:18:49 »
I've taken Nitrazepam !!

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« Reply #1017 on: 19/04/2008 01:25:41 »
I've taken Nitrazepam !!

Yayy !!..........*le Zzzzzzzzzzzzz*

Could ya send one (or 12) my way? [;)]
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« Reply #1018 on: 19/04/2008 01:31:54 »
I've taken Nitrazepam !!

Yayy !!..........*le Zzzzzzzzzzzzz*


Could ya send one (or 12) my way? [;)]

Ewe mean....give up my preshussssss ?

Oh I dont know...we can'ts be geeving up our preshusssss !!
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« Reply #1019 on: 19/04/2008 01:33:51 »
*sulks* [;)]
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« Reply #1020 on: 24/04/2008 19:27:54 »
can't sleep...

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« Reply #1021 on: 24/04/2008 19:32:25 »
Sorry. [:-\]
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« Reply #1022 on: 24/04/2008 19:35:37 »
you sleeping yet?

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« Reply #1023 on: 24/04/2008 19:51:52 »
Yes, I finally got some.  I managed about 8 hours 4 nights ago, then did pretty good the next night.  Last night I only got a few though.  I'm crossing my fingers that can tonight.  Nic and I are going to Georgia tomorrow after school and I don't want to have to drive while I'm sleepy.
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« Reply #1024 on: 24/04/2008 20:32:42 »
I am glad you got a little sleep. I dosed off a couple times but just have to many things in my head to sleep good. I am trying...Though..

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« Reply #1025 on: 02/05/2008 13:36:04 »
5:30 AM..... no sleep....  hope you all got some last night... pretty day will help revive me.....LoL!


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« Reply #1026 on: 06/05/2008 06:06:20 »
Wish I could sleep!!!
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« Reply #1027 on: 11/05/2008 08:11:42 »
Me too.. I can't sleep either.... got all out of wack sleeping during the day away yesterday now I am wide awake!

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« Reply #1028 on: 16/05/2008 01:51:55 »
I'm enjoying the first effects of Nitrazepam......
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« Reply #1029 on: 16/05/2008 02:09:34 »
GOOD, I am happy you will get some sleep Sheepy!

Night you!

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« Reply #1030 on: 01/06/2008 06:55:12 »
Almost 2 am, sleep doesn't appear to be anywhere in sight!
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« Reply #1031 on: 01/06/2008 20:52:34 »
Hi there, I am new to this forum but having read the posts it is good to feel that I am not alone with this awful insomnia!

I have been experiencing insomna for the past few months and am really struggling to put a brve face on it all. I have been off work for 2 weeks also as I have ot had the strength to go in with no sleep / 2 hours sleep max per night. I just can't concentrate!

The trouble is I feel so anxious in the hours leading up to bedtime and then in bed I lie with my heart racing for hours and often all night. Does anyone else have this problem at all?

I look forward to meeting new people on here who are in the same boat as me and can share their experiences!

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« Reply #1032 on: 16/06/2008 05:17:58 »
Third night without sleep, too much pain.  I managed about 40 minutes this morning.  The last time I looked at the clock was 7:02, bjut then my ******* husband woke me up at 7:40 and i couldnt to back to sleep! Hands are shaking and it's taking me forever to type!
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« Reply #1033 on: 16/06/2008 07:14:03 »
Hi there, I am new to this forum but having read the posts it is good to feel that I am not alone with this awful insomnia!

I have been experiencing insomna for the past few months and am really struggling to put a brve face on it all. I have been off work for 2 weeks also as I have ot had the strength to go in with no sleep / 2 hours sleep max per night. I just can't concentrate!

The trouble is I feel so anxious in the hours leading up to bedtime and then in bed I lie with my heart racing for hours and often all night. Does anyone else have this problem at all?

I look forward to meeting new people on here who are in the same boat as me and can share their experiences!

Well welcome to the forum and I hope you will stick around. I have had many nights of that kind of sleep problems and have been dealing with it for a long time.. Neil above has had ensomnia since he was a small boy... He is a good reference to seeking other help.

I found out last August that I have Sleep Apnea although  the machine helps once I am able to relax to sleep I still spend many a night up not sleeping because I can't get to sleep to use the machine to help me stay asleep.. Have been ill and medicated so as of late have been getting sleep at all kinds of odd hours and sometimes too much.

I do know how hard it is.. It is terrible and its easy to loose track of things like days etc..

Good luck to you come again and enjoy the forum!

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« Reply #1034 on: 16/06/2008 07:15:06 »
Third night without sleep, too much pain.  I managed about 40 minutes this morning.  The last time I looked at the clock was 7:02, bjut then my ******* husband woke me up at 7:40 and i couldnt to back to sleep! Hands are shaking and it's taking me forever to type!

Sorry you aren't sleeping Carolyn and that your pain is so bad.. Please feel better soon.

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« Reply #1035 on: 16/06/2008 16:37:22 »
Thanks Karen.  I managed almost 4 hours last night, so I guess I should stop complaining.
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« Reply #1036 on: 17/06/2008 01:49:09 »
glad to hear. rest well tonight!

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« Reply #1037 on: 17/06/2008 06:26:17 »
CRUD !!
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« Reply #1038 on: 17/06/2008 07:00:04 »
sorry you can't sleep Sheepy! Me too.

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« Reply #1039 on: 17/06/2008 12:44:54 »
I'm awake most morning/nights...just don't report it as often as I used to.


Hope you managed some zzzzzzs Kareny mam !
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« Reply #1040 on: 17/06/2008 14:25:09 »
Yeah.. I am sorry about that.. wish you would finally be able to relax and close your eyes and sleep!
Thanks kind Sir but I am still awake ... just was not in the cards had to many crazy things running through my head..Lol... Just could not concentrate on sleep last night.

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« Reply #1041 on: 21/06/2008 05:58:24 »
C   R   A   P !!!



Only 1 am, but I can tell it's gonna be a long night!  Tried going to bed a few hours ago, but only tossed and turned.  Ending up waking hubby and ticking him off, soooooo here i sit! [xx(]
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« Reply #1042 on: 25/06/2008 07:20:00 »
sorry about that and tonights upheaval...rest.. though..

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« Reply #1043 on: 20/07/2008 06:43:25 »
Ugh!

.........almost 2 am. [xx(]
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« Reply #1044 on: 20/07/2008 09:43:14 »
....almost 5 am and still no closer! [xx(]
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« Reply #1045 on: 20/07/2008 11:16:13 »
Thats the pits.. Me is in your boat tonight its kinda warm and sticky tonight here! Hope you get to sleep soon.

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« Reply #1046 on: 20/07/2008 19:05:39 »
Thanks Karen.  I finally drifted off sometime around 7:30.  At 7:45 my phone started ringing with people begging hubby to come repair their air conditioners.  Maybe I'll get some tonight.

Hope it cools off and that you get some rest soon too.
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« Reply #1047 on: 20/07/2008 20:00:47 »
Thanks None yet.. I am hoping for tonight also.. feel like death warmed over today!

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« Reply #1048 on: 24/08/2008 06:42:47 »
Well does anyone here ever have trouble with restless leg syndrome.. I have had several bouts of it over the last few weeks which is more then usual for me.. usually once or twice a month.. but many times this month already.. seems worse then usual.. not as intense and hard to stop but many more incidents then usual keeping me wake nights!

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« Reply #1049 on: 25/08/2008 05:46:24 »
Almost 1 and can't sleep again!  Wish I had a sleeping pill. [:(!]
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