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« on: August 12, 2004, 04:34:00 AM »
Anyone around here have insomnia? I can not fall asleep. I'm curious to know what sorts of things you do to entertain yourself all night. Yes, sex, drugs, and rock & roll are ::mecry::  a good start if you don't have to be up at 7 am or the person you are with is not passed out by 10. I've read zillions of things and go to bed then get up and start checking email. This is nuts.
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2004, 12:18:00 AM »
go to a sleep disorder specialist if it has lasted longer than a month.

--OTC sleep meds are OK for a v. short term prob but can do damage if taken long term

--presecribed meds like ambien are fantastic b/c they have no residual f/x in morning and tehy work fast, but you absolutely can't drive.
This too is best for short term.  I had a sleep disorder for years and years and my whole body was breaking down, so we used ambien for 2 months, gradually reducing dosage to none just to get my schedule back on track.  

--warm bath, chamomile tea, no lights, white noise machine.

--Read rather than watch TV or get on the computer. Apparently, the lights and movement of tv and computers re-activate the brain... Sleep specialists say you should not sit in front of either 2 hours before you want to go to bed.

Good luck! Insomnia sucks!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2004, 12:50:00 AM »
Thanks! I've been to a few docs and part of it is my own fault because I have not been willing to make lifestyle changes. I was given trazadone to put me to sleep. I read the package insert and freaked out and changed my mind.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2004, 01:17:00 AM »
Trazadone.  Some doc gave it to me and I never took it.  What freaked you out? (I didn't read/save it)
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2004, 01:23:00 AM »
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On 2004-08-14 22:17:00, Anonymous wrote:

"Trazadone.  Some doc gave it to me and I never took it.  What freaked you out? (I didn't read/save it)"


It's a pretty heavy pyschtropic drug. I threw away the insert so I don't remember everything it said. I was drugged once and have been very afraid to take any type of pills until recently.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2004, 11:33:00 AM »
Weed+Xanax+three beers+boring infomercial on late nite TV

You'll sleep.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2004, 11:52:00 AM »
I was going to suggest reading some boring book, but this is a little better.  :lol:
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2004, 02:13:00 PM »
Why thanks for the great advice druggie friend! I was actually up the other morning watching some damn infomercial where the people were making all sorts of food in this little sandwich maker.
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2004, 07:59:00 AM »
Hi Krys...

  You might be starting with a false assumption or two.
  I got in a rather heated argument with the Director of the Sleep Disorders Clinic at Mich. State University over this.  (are you still awake?)
  Most medical authorities with any specialty in the field agree that people fall into one of two "categories":  "Night Owls" , or "Morning Larks" (figuratively speaking, obviously).
  Thus the phrase "...I'm just not a 'morning person'..."  (sound familiar?)
  My thesis is that "Insomnia" DOES NOT EXIST, not as an actual medical diagnosis, anyway.
  It isn't like malaria, arthritis, or a broken arm.  It isn't a "tangible" sort of "illness".
  What is called "insomnia" is actually nothing more than a SCHEDULING PROBLEM.
  Because you are, obviously, a "night owl", that conflicts with what society says you've gotta do. ("be up at 7 AM").
  What happens when you are on vacation, or have a long weekend off of work??
  So, you sleep until noon, who cares?
  What if you worked the night shift, say, 10PM to 6AM, then slept 'till mid-afternoon??  
  Would it still be a problem??
  That might actually be a good solution for you, though I realize not everybody has the freedom to just up-and change jobs.
  What if you were "your own boss", say freelancer, or your own company, work your own hours...
  Anyway, good luck with it.  Don't be too hard on yourself: the rest of the World is wrong, not you.
  Mike007
  7:45 AM Friday (up all night)

  TO "DRUGGIE FRIEND":

  Try this, see how it works, and report-back to us:
  At the same time, take:

  6 Vicodin tabs
  6 Xanax
  6 Valium, 50mg
  6 Oxycontin
  6 Pheno-Barbital (or similar)
  6 shots good whisky

  ... I've kept all the quantities the same, so you don't get confused.
  When you've taken all the above, roll a nice big joint, light it, lay-back and relax.
  Let us know how it turns-out...
  Mike S.
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2004, 08:12:00 AM »
TO "DRUGGIE FRIEND":

  Thanks for the great advice.  
  I omitted the Xanax, substituted a snifter of Courvoisier Cognac (instead of beer), rolled a joint, and watched a good, old, black-and-white movie on TCM.

Try this, see how it works, and report-back to us:
At the same time, take:

6 Vicodin tabs
6 Xanax
6 Valium, 50mg
6 Oxycontin
6 Pheno-Barbital (or similar)
6 shots good whisky

... I've kept all the quantities the same, so you don't get confused.
When you've taken all the above, roll a nice big joint, light it, lay-back and relax.
Let us know how it turns-out...
Mike S.
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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2004, 02:34:00 PM »
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Try this, see how it works, and report-back to us:

At the same time, take:



6 Vicodin tabs

6 Xanax

6 Valium, 50mg

6 Oxycontin

6 Pheno-Barbital (or similar)

6 shots good whisky



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You didn't specify what dosage for the Vikes, Xanax, Oxy, or barbs, so I took the strongest I could find.  I'm still awake.  Maybe I should use Everclear instead of whisky.
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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2004, 03:41:00 PM »
Well you are correct about it all Mike. I don't feel I really have a problem either when it comes to insomnia. The problem is having to be at work in the morning  :smile: I did work a midnight job years ago and was fine and loved it. Too bad the pay sucked though. When I do find that wonderful midnight job I will be there. I have been a night person since I was young and it's too bad I have to ingest some drug to make me sleep. It sucks. Actually I am on vacation this week and I have been going to bed between 5 and 10 AM. It's going to be hell getting up for work next week.

I think I would die if I took all those pills. :grin:
Some iditots on this board may think it was a good thing though.

Always nice to see another person from the Mitten here![ This Message was edited by: krystene on 2004-08-27 14:56 ]
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