Can anyone recommend any insomnia support groups?

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« Reply #900 on: 19/12/2007 05:03:37 »
I think I'd just like to be knocked out for a few hours !!.....5am...!!
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« Reply #901 on: 19/12/2007 05:06:41 »
I think I'd just like to be knocked out for a few hours !!.....5am...!!
I think I'd just like to be knocked out for a few hours !!.....5am...!!

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« Reply #902 on: 19/12/2007 05:10:54 »
I think I'd just like to be knocked out for a few hours !!.....5am...!!

Can they do that just give you a great big rest, to allow you some sleep? Seriously why can't they do that and help you out a couple times would it be unsafe?

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« Reply #903 on: 19/12/2007 05:16:27 »
I don't want a general anesthetic.....perhaps just a strong tranquilizer !!....
.....I doubt they would just give it to me use at home.....I was just ' thinking' out loud !!......thanks anyway girlies.....i too wish you all happy sleepy times !!
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« Reply #904 on: 19/12/2007 05:21:41 »
I know you were thinking out loud and so was I.. LOL.. would be nice if they had something that worked. Wish the same for you Kind Sir!

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« Reply #905 on: 19/12/2007 06:10:31 »
CRAP!!!

I think I'd like to be knocked out too....

............a baseball bat will do. [:-'(]
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« Reply #906 on: 19/12/2007 16:18:11 »
Oh Neilep, I do feel for you - not that helps at all does it?  The adrenalin feeling I can well empathise with, it's like the less I sleep, the more 'fired up' I feel, like I am buzzing inside.  Do keep us informed of what your GP says and good luck.

I did get a few hours last night, thanks to a Zopiclone tablet.

Carolyn have you tried an osteopath for your legs, could be a problem with your lower back?  I do find osteopathy is good for a lot of things (except sleep of course!)

I am trying a course of reflexology in the New Year.  Has anyone else tried that and does it help?

At the moment I am accepting not sleeping again, but I go through phases of getting really panicky about it too, especially at 2 - 3 am, when I have to get up and drive to work the next day.

Despite the insomnia, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and hopefully some solutions to this problem of ours.


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« Reply #907 on: 19/12/2007 17:41:53 »
Misty,

I wish You a merry Christmas also.. My favorite time of the year! I have heard about the Reflexology but have never tried it. I really think most of my problems stem from problems that remain in my head from childhood and have had some new ones added lately that don't make it any easier.

Every little sound in the house becomes louder and I get jumpy! They scare me.

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« Reply #908 on: 21/12/2007 09:15:27 »
Bah Humbug !!
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« Reply #909 on: 21/12/2007 11:58:17 »
Sorry you  can't  sleep. What did you occupy yourself with all night?

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« Reply #910 on: 21/12/2007 12:01:50 »
Radio, TV, Books, Bang Head On Wall,work, rest, play..............actually, I just walked around the garden in bare feet !
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« Reply #911 on: 21/12/2007 12:12:43 »
Wow Neily....Bare feet... its cold... Is it raining too? Well DID it HELP!!! I  am sorry you are not sleeping..Wish I had some ideas but I know you have already tried them all!

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« Reply #912 on: 21/12/2007 12:15:28 »
Just in the garden..right?

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« Reply #913 on: 21/12/2007 13:23:48 »
It's OK Kareny Mam......I was jesting about the garden walk !!....sorry...didn;t mean to alarm you.......just fed up !....
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« Reply #914 on: 21/12/2007 15:17:38 »
I am Glad.. It is frozen over here today Black ice everywhere this morning. Nathan had to kick the truck into 4wheel drive to get himself home from work so he stopped here until the sun comes up and warms up the pavement some... It is dangerous out and he fears his fire pager will go off and he'll have to go out on a call for some wrecks.. I hope not.. everyone should just sit tight and not drive for awhile..

I know how frustrating it can be wish you felt better!

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« Reply #915 on: 04/01/2008 07:27:31 »
Theres a storm blowing.. But I can't sleep. Usually they are like lullabies.
I have posted and read old posts looked at tons of our old posts and members seems so quiet lately. I know its that time of year..

I hope others are sleeping soundly tonight. sweet dreams all you restless souls. Sweet dreams.


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« Reply #916 on: 08/01/2008 15:37:57 »
Hi guys!
Happy New Year to all my sleepless mates out there!  Did you all have a good Festive Season???  I did, despite some lack of sleep.  I must admit since I have stopped worrying so much about whether I sleep or not, I think I am actually sleeping a lot better.  However, since being back at work, it has become a problem again - I am not happy at work, so it is hardly surprising.

Got my first reflexology session coming up in two weeks time, so will let you know how that goes.

Where is everybody?????????

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« Reply #917 on: 08/01/2008 18:35:53 »
Hi MIsty.. Glad you had some sleep but am sorry it has digressed again and I understand. Sometimes it does that.. A lot actually.

I just had 3 hours of very broken sleep. have not slept worth a darn for two weeks so any sleep at all is very nice.

I hope your work troubles resolve themselves and you get some sleep.

Good Luck with the reflexology sessions and I hope that they help you to find some peaceful sleep.Best wishes..

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« Reply #918 on: 09/01/2008 07:17:39 »
2:14 am.  I wish I could sleep!  I haven't slept more than a few hours since Sunday.  Have a long drive home tomorrow and I don't want to do it while I'm sleep deprived! UGHHHH!!!
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« Reply #919 on: 09/01/2008 07:35:48 »
Sorry Your not sleeping! Go to bed... LOL.. Quit Typing!  LOL.. Although it does not work for me!

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« Reply #920 on: 09/01/2008 16:35:51 »
Me too..Not sleeping..LOL

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« Reply #921 on: 11/01/2008 17:37:22 »
I never go immedietly to sleep. I always lay there until like 11:00. Then, bam, it's morning. Then I check my grades and I have 5 billion C's. Splenderific...
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« Reply #922 on: 11/01/2008 19:06:22 »
Well What time do you go to sleep? Maybe you are trying to soon. Your old enough that your awake time may be changing.

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« Reply #923 on: 11/01/2008 19:27:26 »
I'm being interviewed on Tuesday (over the phone) about my Insomnia....which is nice !!
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« Reply #924 on: 11/01/2008 19:59:15 »
That is good. Article or a study?

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« Reply #925 on: 11/01/2008 20:23:40 »
That is good. Article or a study?

For a study.....I answered a whole load of questionnaires......I guess it's to do with my answers.
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« Reply #926 on: 11/01/2008 23:19:11 »
Well I guess they find some great undiscovered clue to help you and all of us!

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« Reply #927 on: 11/01/2008 23:19:44 »
BTW.. You always have great answers!

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« Reply #928 on: 13/01/2008 11:15:34 »
Still awake.. 314AM.. I thought I was on a roll.. three nights sleep in a row.. Then I jinxed my self, and said something, now Boom! No sleep so far tonight!

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« Reply #929 on: 14/01/2008 07:10:45 »
2 am......no sleep.

I've replied to all my work emails, cleaned the refridgerator, did Nic's laundry and made $20 [;D], watched some incredibly stupid movie about car reposessors.....tried going to bed but it was no use....I still can't sleep!
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« Reply #930 on: 14/01/2008 07:17:26 »
and now I'm dizzy! [xx(]
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« Reply #931 on: 14/01/2008 17:39:27 »
Well What time do you go to sleep? Maybe you are trying to soon. Your old enough that your awake time may be changing.
I go to bed at 10.
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« Reply #932 on: 14/01/2008 17:50:01 »
2 am......no sleep.

I've replied to all my work emails, cleaned the refridgerator, did Nic's laundry and made $20 [;D], watched some incredibly stupid movie about car reposessors.....tried going to bed but it was no use....I still can't sleep!

Did you watch repo man too!LOL I did! LOL

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« Reply #933 on: 14/01/2008 17:52:20 »
Well What time do you go to sleep? Maybe you are trying to soon. Your old enough that your awake time may be changing.
I go to bed at 10.

So are you 14 years old? You very well might just not be tired yet!

Make sure you don't do strenuous exercise before bed.. it gives energy and makes one restless. Some nice stretches could be beneficial.. and watch what you eat and drink before bed!

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« Reply #934 on: 14/01/2008 17:53:32 »
2 am......no sleep.

I've replied to all my work emails, cleaned the refridgerator, did Nic's laundry and made $20 [;D], watched some incredibly stupid movie about car reposessors.....tried going to bed but it was no use....I still can't sleep!

Did you watch repo man too!LOL I did! LOL
LOL....YES!  That was the name of it! What an awful movie!
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« Reply #935 on: 14/01/2008 18:02:52 »
Well, It used to be one of Bobs favorite movies.. I don't get it.. It was awful!!! LOL Looks like we were both not sleeping! LOL

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« Reply #936 on: 16/01/2008 07:05:20 »
2 am again and again no sleep!!!  I'm so tired.  My back is out, having severe pain from this ******* fibromyalgia!!!  Took a pain pill 2 hours ago and it hasn't helped at all. 
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« Reply #937 on: 16/01/2008 07:45:08 »
I am sorry to see you up still also. I tried but no luck. I will try again soon. Wish you felt better.

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« Reply #938 on: 21/01/2008 11:54:54 »
Good day London...I am wide awake and hoping you all had a restful sleep! 3:15 am.. can't sleep.. laid in bed for hours no go.. So I came and have been posting about an hour or so.

Well hope all is well and hope the rain stopped falling on your heads.. unless of course thats what you like! LOL..

Will try again soon!

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« Reply #939 on: 22/01/2008 06:58:56 »
ho hum......2 am, can't sleep...have to be up in 4 hours.
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« Reply #940 on: 22/01/2008 10:34:41 »
Me too.. I have tried twice.. and am whipped.. just can't get the sleep to come... Good luck..

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« Reply #941 on: 23/01/2008 15:56:37 »
7:54 AM. I am running out of things to count!

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« Reply #942 on: 23/01/2008 16:21:15 »
hello from australia newbie here have followed the forum for a while but felt too awkward to write anything but I did really want to say a big thank you to everone on this site and particularly neil who's messages have been around from day dot your honesty and the glimpses of complete frustration laced with admirable optimism have seen me through some of the lowest moments and you've all made me feel not quite so alone. For now I do need to at least type something because I'm feeling a fair dose of guilt today. I spent 6 years straight on sleeping pills, just a little bit addicted! I fell pregnant went cold turkey off them and lost the baby i didn't touch them again for 5 years, now 34 weeks pregnant i've been back on them no pills no sleep i just can't go day after day with nothing so at about the 40 hour sleep free mark i'm taking them just feel so guilty about it and today the obstetrician has suggested bringing on early delivery if i get exhausted, stressed and sleep deprived I can have a seizure that can harm the baby so far I've avoided it but i guess with insomnia getting worse it's a risk, before the delivery I have to go a full week pill free that petrifies me as you all know your own company can send you crazy after a while and late night tv well I don't need to say much about that do i! I also have to say that if one more well meaning person suggests horlicks or peppermint tea to me I think I'll kick them in frustration! Irony of it all is I'm a health care advisor who empathises and gives remedies to people who say they can't sleep till 12/1 o'clock all with a sympathetic smile. Anyway I needed to say to someone I can't cope but I am because that's what you learn to do and I needed to say thank you for your support and I optimistically hope that sleep visits you all sorry this is such a long post.

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« Reply #943 on: 23/01/2008 18:03:31 »
Hi Karty,
I am sorry you are having to do this at a point when you should be able to enjoy your pregnancy and feel good and rested. I am sorry for your previous loss. I hope for you to to continue on and remain strong.. There is as you know, nothing we can say to make your sleep better but as you have found, it is somewhat comforting to be able to discuss the problem and know there are others that feel your total frustration.. and have been there..Welcome to the site and I hope you begin to feel more at home. Please feel free to make your posts as long or as short as you like.. we welcome you in. Good luck and congratulations on this new wee one.

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« Reply #944 on: 23/01/2008 18:25:42 »
Thanks Karen I feel amazingly relieved and happy now the sleep deprivation doesn't seem so bad when you get to talk about what's doing your head in finally. sunrise in an hour it's going to be a good day hope yours is too :)

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« Reply #945 on: 23/01/2008 18:30:17 »
Yes I know what you mean..Yes its the hours during the night that drive me mad... More so these days so I tend to get a bit touchy in those hours especially if I have no one to talk to, or nothing to do!I hope your day goes well. We have a brisk frozen over heavy frost, but blue skies and sunshine! Its good to see morning. Thanks.

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« Reply #946 on: 28/01/2008 14:09:21 »
hello all :) getting ready for the night shift 3rd day without sleep and avoiding the sleep meds somethings got to give sooner or later! How's everyone elses day/nights going? Karen i understand the touchy frustrated hours running out of ways to keep sane during the night sometimes I wander if taking the meds is to sleep or to escape the boredom of not knowing what to do with the spare time, I have an assignment I should be doing but the brain focus just isn't there.  It's nice and sunny and warm here in Aus at the moment, haven't been down the beach yet because of the beached whale effect being 35 weeks pregnant has but it makes for cheery days! As usual hoping the sandman visits each and everyone of you soon :)

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« Reply #947 on: 29/01/2008 12:46:08 »
Hi everyone and welcome to Karty.

Well, I had my first reflexolgy session on Saturday and guess what - I fell asleep, deeply asleep and had to be woken at the end of it, which I wasn't happy about!!.  What a blissfully relaxing experience and to sleep at all, let alone in the middle of the day........!  I am being 'used' as a case study, so have four free sessions, after which, if the positive benefits continue (have been sleeping a few hours a night since then) I shall definitely continue with it, if only for the foot massage!!

Karty, sorry to hear of your experiences - been there myself so can empathise.

To those living in the UK,  I can recommend a herbal product called Sleepezy from Healthy Direct (am I allowed to do that?!) it's worth a try.

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« Reply #948 on: 01/02/2008 06:07:56 »
CRAP!!!!  I'm starting to lose my sense of humor over my lack of sleep!
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« Reply #949 on: 11/02/2008 16:50:40 »
hello all :) getting ready for the night shift 3rd day without sleep and avoiding the sleep meds somethings got to give sooner or later! How's everyone elses day/nights going? Karen i understand the touchy frustrated hours running out of ways to keep sane during the night sometimes I wander if taking the meds is to sleep or to escape the boredom of not knowing what to do with the spare time, I have an assignment I should be doing but the brain focus just isn't there.  It's nice and sunny and warm here in Aus at the moment, haven't been down the beach yet because of the beached whale effect being 35 weeks pregnant has but it makes for cheery days! As usual hoping the sandman visits each and everyone of you soon :)

Thanks Karty I hope your days get better soon. It is really not good three days and no sleep. Make sure you are laying down for quality rest off your feet. Lack of sleep can cause some real nastiness while pregnant so at least lie dow and take the load off for that period you both need the rest!

Hugs feel better soon and glad you at least have some beautiful cheery days to help.

It is difficult to think or occupy time.. and I know its hard to lay for hours without sleep.. but remember baby needs that rest too... even if the peepers don't close..*smiles*

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