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Insomnia is the worst

I’ve dealt with deep depression, intense panic attacks, visual/auditory/tactile hallucinations and delusions but insomnia takes the cake. Sleep use to be an escape from all that. After a few days of not sleeping you just have nothing left to fight with.

Last night I didn’t get much sleep. I tried sleeping with only 1 sleep med instead of all 3 of them and only slept for about 3-4 hours. Once 7-8 pm rolls around tonight I’ll feel like total sh*t, I always do.

I wish my brain would be able to sleep on its own. Medicated sleeps just are not as refreshing, although they are better than not sleeping at all.

Insomnia sucks!!!

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I forget, are you coming off an ap like Zyprexa and that’s why you have insomnia?

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Yeah.

There are people online with the same problem, and they haven’t slept for over a year. It’s brutal.

Yes, I hate it when I get it. Just a knock off of a few hours tends to knock me out of sync.

You have stopped taking all caffeine, I suppose?

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I’ve tried all the best sleep hygiene practices and CBT for sleep, doesn’t do anything. I need like 3 sleep meds to sleep.

Its the worst. I wanna quit smoking weed but when I do I get massive insomnia for a week.

Gotta prepare myself

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I’ve been struggling for months and it’s not getting any better.

Yeah man but Im talking up for 48 hours straight, then 6 hours sleep, then 48 up again

Still, I cant imagine months of 3-4 hour nights, that sounds way worse like hell.

I hope you get the relief you deserve

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The thing is I can’t sleep at all, not even for a minute, without sleep meds. Even with sleep meds the quality of sleep is poor because you don’t get a lot of REM sleep, they mess with your sleep architecture.

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I only got maybe 4 hours of sleep last night.
Today I’m a bit paranoid because of it.

Having enough sleep is important for my mental health.

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Yeah, and I can imagine sleep deprivation makes your mental situation way worse overall. It does me anyway. Your whole mindset changes.

Rooting for you, I hope you find peace

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Thanks 1515151515

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When I came off seroquel I had what felt like serious heroin withdrawal with diarrhea, sweats and insomnia.

Do you think having a sauna and drinking loads of water to clean the system give any chance of removing the ap?

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Well I’ve gone off olanzapine in the past and had the same problem, insomnia.

The longest I’ve gone off it for was 7 weeks before reinstating so I could sleep again. Olanzapine should be out of my system by now, it’s been almost 2 weeks since I completely quit, and prior to quitting I was on a low dose from tapering.

The thing is I can’t go back on it this time. Last time I tried quitting was in I think, was in Feb or Mar, I got insomnia again, but when I went back on it it didn’t work for sleep anymore, I tried various doses up to 7.5mg and nothing, so I tapered and went off it completely again almost 2 weeks ago.

I’m just fustrated

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I’m on three AP’s along with 25 mg of Delta 8 thc every night before bed. Delta 8 really knocks my butt out. It’s a bit pricey but totally worth it. You can get it at any corner smoke shop in the US. Or you can order it online.

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Thanks but I stay away from THC, it use to make me psychotic on my old AP.

I took a THC/CBD tincture while on my current AP and I got a buzz, but didn’t become psychotic, but I don’t want to risk it. It was a mistake though, I thought it was just CBD.

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I totally respect that. Especially coming from anybody on this site.

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I can relate alot… I quit ganja the same day Kobe died January 26th 2020

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Damn man was it a coincidence or was it cuz he died? That ■■■■ was awful btw poor kid too

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Coincidence it always gave me anxiety

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