Cronic Insomnia...
Jodygirl29 posted:
I've had it for so many years than I can count. I'm also
prone to panic & anxiety attacks. My doctor has me take
my paic meds at bedtime to help me relax and sleep. It
was working great until a few months ago when she started me
on chantix to quit smoking. This caused my panic meds not
to work and a side affect of the chantix is sleeplessness. Now,
add that to cronic insomnia and your totally sleepless. I've since
stopped the chantix a few weeks ago, but still am not sleeping
like I should be. My system is so screwed up and it doesn't make
me feel very good. I've stopped exersising as I don't have the
energy to get out of my ow way. Is there help for me?

Sleepless in M
Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Jodygirl,

It's now a week later, how are you doing? I hope the sleeplessness has eased.

Either way, you may want to return to some light exercising; as long as it's earlier in the day, it shouldn't interfere with your attempts to sleep and may even help. I know it's hard when you're so tired but it's worth it.
Jodygirl29 replied to Caprice_WebMD_Staff's response:
Hi Caprice: It is a bit better but I've been up al night tonight. (This mornin'.) This time I think it was due to stress. I do exersise with Leslie Sansone.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to me.

Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to Jodygirl29's response:
Sorry it remains a battle for you, Jody, but glad you've had some sleep at least.
paulapepper replied to Caprice_WebMD_Staff's response:
I,too, have insomnia. I HATE IT!!!!
Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to paulapepper's response:
Hi Paula,

What kinds of things have you tried to deal with your insomnia?
Anon_153232 responded:
I was existing on only 4 hours sleep/night. Couldn't function. Did not want to go on sleeping pills because they are addictive. My doctor prescribed trazedone, which is a very mild anti-depressant that makes you drousy. Take before bedtime with food or just with water (w/o food it takes a little more time to work). Finally ,I get my sleep with no side effects and no morning groggyness. It's a generic so it's inexpensive.