Insomnia and depression

Posted by Iraku @iraku, Jun 21, 2012

I have noticed after the anti-depressant kicks in my insomnia has been slowly increasing. I feel wide awake for some period and then becoming so tired and thought that I could sleep but then when the light is off and I just slowly back to becoming wide awake again. I usually unable to sleep around mid night, the usual hour that I can fall asleep will moving away from 3 am to later and later. No matter how I tried to tired myself out and go to bed at normal hour, it won’t happen. Please help!

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@iraku

This week has been quite tough physically. I tried to keep up with activities and stay on the high but every second day I woke up with aches and tiredness. On Monday acupuncture wasn’t quite relaxing but painful so on Thursday Dr Lau left those fatigue points alone. I felt quite relaxing and feel less pain. I still feel the need to rest and don’t think pushing myself physically would be a good idea. I will do my meditation and a light exercise a little later.

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Hi Gerri, I’m waking up with much tiredness but it gets better when I move around and do stuff. It’s an unfortunate about your husband behaviour. I really hope that you are taking care of yourself first and find some help. Living under abuse is a nightmare I really believe that your husband also needs to find someone to talk to, someone professional to help him. Have a great day, Gerri, hang in there ….you are in my prayers.

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@lovinjesus

I am thrilled that I found this site (yesterday) Everone is so sweet and so thoughtful. I have no family and no one to talk to unless I am at church. So everyone here is so special to me because you answer each others posts and no one criticizes anyone but understands and is very sympathetic and caring. Thanks to everyone. God Bless!

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Yes you will always find someone who you could talk to and most of people are very nice and kind. 🙂

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@lovinjesus

I am thrilled that I found this site (yesterday) Everone is so sweet and so thoughtful. I have no family and no one to talk to unless I am at church. So everyone here is so special to me because you answer each others posts and no one criticizes anyone but understands and is very sympathetic and caring. Thanks to everyone. God Bless!

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I have found (sometimes) that there is something in our life that is making us unhappy. Maybe in te past, maybe the present, maybe both. If so, we know what it is. I noticed I would do almost anything to keep from going to bed. I would saty up as late as 3 in the morning and play games, http://www.bigfishgames.com . I would go to bed and fight with insomnia and RLS (i still battle with the RLS) ad I stated thinking, Wht don’t I want to go to bed? So this week, I started sleeping in the recliner, it’s a real nice comfy one, old but good, and I am sleeping much better. I have 2 small poodles who sleep with me. So if I am happier on the reliner with 2 dogs crowding me, there is a problem. It takes some soul searching and checking and asking, What is in my life or was in my life that I don’t like. If so, we try to work with it or get rid of it. Sometimes, we have to let thigs go. This is not for everyone, I know. There are chemical imbalances and hormoane thngs going on but sometimes we can help with trying everything to make “ME” happy. I love running creeks, brooks, falls–mountains–candles–quiet serene–nature–it’s the peace sometimes that we are looking for. Mine may be in the brain, LOL, but it was also in my personal life. We have to thnk of ourself sometimes and not try so hard to make everyone else happy and forget about “ME.” I have to have my metime to think, relx and meditate on lovely peaceful quiet things, It make me happy. Happiness is most of it most of the time. Smiles to you my friend.

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@iraku

This week has been quite tough physically. I tried to keep up with activities and stay on the high but every second day I woke up with aches and tiredness. On Monday acupuncture wasn’t quite relaxing but painful so on Thursday Dr Lau left those fatigue points alone. I felt quite relaxing and feel less pain. I still feel the need to rest and don’t think pushing myself physically would be a good idea. I will do my meditation and a light exercise a little later.

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Aweeeee, thank you Iraku. However, when someone has it in their mind that they are right and they will not be honest with theirself or anyone else, you can’t help them. We went to my husband’s pastor once (I did not attend there because the people were stuffy and arrogant) for councelling and I sat there and cried and pourd my heart out, litterally emptied it, and when it was my husbands turn he said, Well, I admit I have a shot fuse!! His pastor said, Ok, OK, that’s enough of that. We all have that. he would not allow my husband to say anymore. Why? Because he knew my husbands temper and he did not want him mad at him because he would lose a member and tithe money. LOL. So much for that! I humiliated myself theroughly. I never went back. Oh, I still smile. Jesus did not say I would not go through these things, HE said, I will never leave you nor forsake you. HE walks though them with me so I hve peace in the midst of trouble. Keep smiling my friend.

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@lovinjesus

I am thrilled that I found this site (yesterday) Everone is so sweet and so thoughtful. I have no family and no one to talk to unless I am at church. So everyone here is so special to me because you answer each others posts and no one criticizes anyone but understands and is very sympathetic and caring. Thanks to everyone. God Bless!

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Hello loving I am so honored to meet you. My name is jodi but my site named rubysue due to clutches I have had getting back on the site after the new site changed. You sound a lot like me. Remember u are never alone here. Have u ever tried the many meditation sites on you tube they r awesome. Happiness is the main ingredient of our lives whatever it is for u. Do it! Please write soon I care I have. Constant pain due to spinal surgery gone bad so being calm happy and having a higher power and friends are most important to me God bless u. Jodi

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@lovinjesus

I am thrilled that I found this site (yesterday) Everone is so sweet and so thoughtful. I have no family and no one to talk to unless I am at church. So everyone here is so special to me because you answer each others posts and no one criticizes anyone but understands and is very sympathetic and caring. Thanks to everyone. God Bless!

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Hi, what an awesome post. You have a lot of courage. I will check out the meditation sites in UTube. I hadn’t seen them. Your right, happiness is the main ingrediant; the Key to happiness. It’s hard to be happy when you are in a lot of pain and Iknow some are; I pray you are not one of them.I cannot imagine consant pain in th back as you have. Yet, you sound so positive. Yes, God and sincere friends who really care are essential. God bless you also my friend and Smiles & Hugs to ya!!

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@iraku

This week has been quite tough physically. I tried to keep up with activities and stay on the high but every second day I woke up with aches and tiredness. On Monday acupuncture wasn’t quite relaxing but painful so on Thursday Dr Lau left those fatigue points alone. I felt quite relaxing and feel less pain. I still feel the need to rest and don’t think pushing myself physically would be a good idea. I will do my meditation and a light exercise a little later.

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Oh well then it’s hopeless if one’s mind and body stuck with a wrong follower like that! This makes me wonder where is kindness or love as it said in the bible….God will taking care of you that I’m sure of. 🙂

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@lovinjesus

I am thrilled that I found this site (yesterday) Everone is so sweet and so thoughtful. I have no family and no one to talk to unless I am at church. So everyone here is so special to me because you answer each others posts and no one criticizes anyone but understands and is very sympathetic and caring. Thanks to everyone. God Bless!

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Meditation helps a lot with still my mind and focus on non judgmental view of everything and that helps to get through some difficulties. I feel that my mind just wide awake at night because it’s the time that I am alone the most. I think my body is a totally hermit! During the day it’s just the best time for me to buried myself in bed so I don’t see anybody. Taking a really good care of yourself Gerri, nature is peace and true beauty…the sanctuary that God gave us to rest while we are alive. 🙂

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@lovinjesus

I am thrilled that I found this site (yesterday) Everone is so sweet and so thoughtful. I have no family and no one to talk to unless I am at church. So everyone here is so special to me because you answer each others posts and no one criticizes anyone but understands and is very sympathetic and caring. Thanks to everyone. God Bless!

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Thank you Iraku, bless you!

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@lovinjesus

I am thrilled that I found this site (yesterday) Everone is so sweet and so thoughtful. I have no family and no one to talk to unless I am at church. So everyone here is so special to me because you answer each others posts and no one criticizes anyone but understands and is very sympathetic and caring. Thanks to everyone. God Bless!

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Thank u lovin. I hope that is alright to call u. Talk to u soon. Love strength happiness and the courage for all of us to move beyond our demons. Jodi

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@lovinjesus

I am thrilled that I found this site (yesterday) Everone is so sweet and so thoughtful. I have no family and no one to talk to unless I am at church. So everyone here is so special to me because you answer each others posts and no one criticizes anyone but understands and is very sympathetic and caring. Thanks to everyone. God Bless!

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Yes, you are right. We can gain strenght just by believing. Smiles&hugs!!

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I woke up in the middle of the night last night and even though the melatonin was trying to work but I still can not go back to sleep. I know the main reason…though. I was upset with something and all the childhood grieve just kept on coming. I cried and cried till I went asleep again and now I’m having a massive headache.

I don’t like myself being to fragile with my environment. I can not help it but trying my best to cope with all the difficulties and trying my best to be able to stay function and able to do things the next day….it’s just so hard.

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