Author Topic: Toxic sleep  (Read 245 times)

[Buddie]

Toxic sleep
« on: May 10, 2022, 04:18:23 am »
I am 13 months off and still suffering from toxic sleep. Before I go to bed I take 1,5 mg melatonin. Every night is different. Sometimes I manage to fall asleep immediately and sometimes it takes hours and also there are many nights I can’t sleep at all. For example last night I fall asleep 3 times to only wake up in panic… also during the day when I try to relax and close my eyes…toxic!??? Funny enough one week ago I slept 9 hours with two short brakes. No fear, no panic, no agitation but since then back to hell. I am so afraid that sleep won’t even out for me. Deep despair. Anybody else suffering frim toxic sleep. Any improvements? Thanks 🍀
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[Buddie]

Re: Toxic sleep
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2022, 09:26:21 am »
Any chance the melatonin might not be agreeing with you?  I tried it twice and it make me feel hungover and weird all day the next day.
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[Buddie]

Re: Toxic sleep
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2022, 09:42:31 am »
Thank you for your note! Yes I thought of that severel times and I tried it several times with out taking melatonin. I had quite good nights with and also without… I am going to give it an other try without tonight. Hope it is going to work even for a few hours. I am so exhausted. I f only I could nap but even closing my eyes…. toxic. Did your sleep come back completely? 🍀
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[Buddie]

Re: Toxic sleep
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2022, 09:49:23 am »
I'm so sorry you are suffering and I know how hard it is.  Yes shamrock, my sleep came back completely.  I had an absolutely awful first year off benzos because of insomnia but at about the year mark things began to improve.  I finally asked my doc for an Rx for trazodone and began taking a tiny dose (12.5mg or even less) and while it is likely more placebo than anything else, it helped me over the hump.  That and time were two key things.  Too, I think I finally surrendered to the insomnia thing and quit doing battle with it in my head and that helped also.   
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[Buddie]

Re: Toxic sleep
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2022, 10:04:28 am »
Thank you so much for your reply [...]! and for giving me hope. I am still on a tiny amount of AD. Sometimes I am afraid that it prevents me from healing but it would be to much to taper that too. Hope I will still heal… 🍀
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[Buddie]

Re: Toxic sleep
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2022, 10:09:49 am »
It does get better shamrock but not perfect.  I still have nights where I don't sleep well - maybe 1-2 out of 7?  But even the bad nights are better than the terrible ones my first year off benzos.
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