How do I get some sleep?

Posted by Suhcuddo @suhcuddo, Nov 23, 2011

For years now I’ve been getting real sleep every few days. Like now I’ve been up since two thirty this morning. I’m full of anger all the time, and for what I don’t know. I have problems w/ pain,(mostly in my neck, and from severe rls), acid reflux to the point of wanting to throw up nightly and depression. It’s gotta come from the lack of sleep. I’ve try’d all kinds of anti-depressants, talking about my problems w/ a theropist only makes things worse. I’m getting desperate. I don’t want to become suicidal but I’m very close to the breaking point. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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@anon89880224

Try melatonin …. Take omega 3 – 1000-2000mg a day, B vitamins, they all help with sleep and stress.
Get on a routine- bedtime same time every night. Relaxing music, hypnosis for sleep, ect.

See if that helps

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That sounds good, what do I do about the pain?

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I notice you have a beautiful cat. Does your cat sleep with you? If so you may want to try a night or two without the company. I have to close my bedroom door to keep my cat out or it will keep me up. I wish you the best.

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@galna

I notice you have a beautiful cat. Does your cat sleep with you? If so you may want to try a night or two without the company. I have to close my bedroom door to keep my cat out or it will keep me up. I wish you the best.

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That’s my R.E.M.F.y, He is the sweetest :). He will sleep at the foot of my bed for awhile, but then goes in the livingroom. He don’t like the kickin’ and jerkin’ that I do as I’m tryin’ to fall asleepp. I am lookin’ for a new doc. in my area, any ideas?

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@galna

I notice you have a beautiful cat. Does your cat sleep with you? If so you may want to try a night or two without the company. I have to close my bedroom door to keep my cat out or it will keep me up. I wish you the best.

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Does exercise help? I sleep better if I get physical exercise at least 30-60 min. per day. I Have arthritis and fibromyalgia. Dr. insists exercise will minimize pain. It helps me feel better mentally also.

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@galna

I notice you have a beautiful cat. Does your cat sleep with you? If so you may want to try a night or two without the company. I have to close my bedroom door to keep my cat out or it will keep me up. I wish you the best.

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Merry Christmas!!

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@galna

I notice you have a beautiful cat. Does your cat sleep with you? If so you may want to try a night or two without the company. I have to close my bedroom door to keep my cat out or it will keep me up. I wish you the best.

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Merry Christmas to you too :). My main problem w/ sleep is pain. I injured my neck a few mos, back and I also suffer from RLS. I try to exercise, but it’s still painfull. The injury messed up the arthritis that I guess I already had.

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@davids1

Hi. Iam very,very sorry to see your comment. I read it several times and I can honestly say…IT SUCKS BUT I,M RIGHT THERE WITH YOU!!!!!!! You gotta wonder what we did to deserve this crap…. Suhcuddo, all I can say at this point is hang in there and solve one problem at a time, You inspire me cause here I am with ONLY severe RLS and I have lost all hope. My nero Dr. threw his hands up since I,ve tried just about every crappy drug for this and only REQUIP. {large doses} somewhat controls the RLS. Your neck pain is maybe manageable????? , and the acid reflux ‘SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONTROL”, but what are you doing for your RLS?. I am not into social media and I,m a newbie at this forum,so please forgive my awkwardness…. Maybe some angel will see this and help us both with these ailments. I,ve been so healthy all my life, it,s so difficult and the Drs. that i have been to actually know less than me about RLS. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I feel that at the very least, you should know that I hear you and I LITTERALLY feel your pain………..David

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I too have RBS restless body syndrome, i like the name you came up with. With that I have Lupus,Fibromyalagia, Chronic pain, Chronic Insomnia, anxiety and panic attacks, oh what a list I have. I have to say ditto on if I could just sleep like a normal person. I’m at my wits end. My primary md now thinks I just want drugs. Alright there is alot of people that just want drugs but why take a person with lab proof, and put them in that catagory. I also think if you go to the same dr, for a year are two they eventually want to throw there hands up and get rid of you. My dr. just said he couldnt refill my loratab anymore like I’m some kind of junky. I tell you what I just wished he could walk in my shoes for about a year!

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@davids1

Hi. Iam very,very sorry to see your comment. I read it several times and I can honestly say…IT SUCKS BUT I,M RIGHT THERE WITH YOU!!!!!!! You gotta wonder what we did to deserve this crap…. Suhcuddo, all I can say at this point is hang in there and solve one problem at a time, You inspire me cause here I am with ONLY severe RLS and I have lost all hope. My nero Dr. threw his hands up since I,ve tried just about every crappy drug for this and only REQUIP. {large doses} somewhat controls the RLS. Your neck pain is maybe manageable????? , and the acid reflux ‘SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONTROL”, but what are you doing for your RLS?. I am not into social media and I,m a newbie at this forum,so please forgive my awkwardness…. Maybe some angel will see this and help us both with these ailments. I,ve been so healthy all my life, it,s so difficult and the Drs. that i have been to actually know less than me about RLS. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I feel that at the very least, you should know that I hear you and I LITTERALLY feel your pain………..David

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I love you style!!

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@davids1

Hi. Iam very,very sorry to see your comment. I read it several times and I can honestly say…IT SUCKS BUT I,M RIGHT THERE WITH YOU!!!!!!! You gotta wonder what we did to deserve this crap…. Suhcuddo, all I can say at this point is hang in there and solve one problem at a time, You inspire me cause here I am with ONLY severe RLS and I have lost all hope. My nero Dr. threw his hands up since I,ve tried just about every crappy drug for this and only REQUIP. {large doses} somewhat controls the RLS. Your neck pain is maybe manageable????? , and the acid reflux ‘SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONTROL”, but what are you doing for your RLS?. I am not into social media and I,m a newbie at this forum,so please forgive my awkwardness…. Maybe some angel will see this and help us both with these ailments. I,ve been so healthy all my life, it,s so difficult and the Drs. that i have been to actually know less than me about RLS. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I feel that at the very least, you should know that I hear you and I LITTERALLY feel your pain………..David

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@davids1

Hi. Iam very,very sorry to see your comment. I read it several times and I can honestly say…IT SUCKS BUT I,M RIGHT THERE WITH YOU!!!!!!! You gotta wonder what we did to deserve this crap…. Suhcuddo, all I can say at this point is hang in there and solve one problem at a time, You inspire me cause here I am with ONLY severe RLS and I have lost all hope. My nero Dr. threw his hands up since I,ve tried just about every crappy drug for this and only REQUIP. {large doses} somewhat controls the RLS. Your neck pain is maybe manageable????? , and the acid reflux ‘SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONTROL”, but what are you doing for your RLS?. I am not into social media and I,m a newbie at this forum,so please forgive my awkwardness…. Maybe some angel will see this and help us both with these ailments. I,ve been so healthy all my life, it,s so difficult and the Drs. that i have been to actually know less than me about RLS. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I feel that at the very least, you should know that I hear you and I LITTERALLY feel your pain………..David

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Hi, doodlebugz, It’s not really a style, I guess, just honest caring and desire to share and help with this stacked deck we’ve been playing with.. . . RLS and sleep deprivation are really under-discussed. Know what I mean.It can ruin a life. Happy New year to you and yours.!!!

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