25 posts tagged with insomnia by Anonymous.
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Spiraling downward through medication changes, insomnia, and nausea

I am a 40-something woman who was diagnosed with Bipolar II and ADHD about a decade ago. I have also suffered from chronic insomnia throughout my life, more so as I get older. Up until recently, I was able to find an acceptable sort of holding pattern through both talk therapy and medications, but a recent change of meds has sent me into a horrible, months-long insomnia, followed by a nervous collapse, followed by days of nausea and painful indigestion. I saw a doctor last week and I am going to see him again in the next few days, but I wanted see if anyone can tell me A) why I my body is acting this way, B) what I might be able to do to mitigate my situation, and C) how I might explain to my work why I am so indisposed from a confluence of individually benign ailments. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2015 - 13 answers

Help me avoid losing my mind over work stress

Over the next month my job is going to be insane. I'm in charge of a major initiative type thing that means I will be working pretty much almost every day this month, doing things that stress me out such as leading tours, speaking in front of hundreds of people, etc. This stupid thing hasn't even begun yet and I'm losing sleep. How do I cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2015 - 7 answers

Minimizing rebound insomnia, after only one night of medication

I've been prescribed Trazodone for occasional help with my circadian rhythms. It works! Except the night after I take it, my sleep problems become worse. This is frustrating. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2015 - 16 answers

CannaCare Boston?

YANMD. I have an appointment at CannaCare in South Boston to be evaluated for medical marijuana. What to expect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2014 - 12 answers


How do I get a medical marijuana card in Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2014 - 5 answers

How do you find a psychiatrist anyway?

For the first time in a while, my anxiety is more than I can manage on my own without medication. On top of that, I've had chronic insomnia for over 15 years, not sleeping is a probably my biggest anxiety trigger, and I'm tired of begging my primary care doctor for ambien prescriptions. Twice before I've waited until everything fell apart and I was in a major crisis and dropping out of my life to seek help; I don't want to do that again. I've had quite successful therapy (talk and CBT) before and been prescribed various meds by primary care doctors in the past, but I want to start managing my brain chemistry in a more proactive way. I've never seen a psychiatrist and don't know where to start. Yelp reviews? Standing on the sidewalk with a sign? I'm in San Francisco, I have Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO insurance, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, and real desire not to have another nervous breakdown. What's my next step?
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2013 - 13 answers

Getting to sleep the night before a big event?

Lately I've been having this horrible anxiety/insomnia the night before important presentations or other work events. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2013 - 21 answers

Midnight Cowboy Snacker

Why and I eating in the middle of the night and how do I stop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me knock myself out

Help me get over my irrational fear of sleep medication. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 19, 2012 - 26 answers

How do you avoid nightmares?

Sleep eludes me as the anniversary of a violent crime looms. Is there anything I can do to keep the nightmares from ruining my entire week? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 - 27 answers

Hope for sleepless brain

You are not my doctor, but I'm writing in the hope that someone has had a similar experience and might be able to help me see my way through this difficult situation. I've had a month of extremely strange experiences with psychoactive drugs, and I'm wondering if someone might reassure me that this situation is reversible. (Warning: long, messy situation ahead.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2011 - 12 answers

From here to there to everywhere, when do I get some sleep?

How can I get to sleep sooner? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2011 - 30 answers

Trazadone and its effects?

I was just prescribed Trazadone to help with sleep. I am not worried about the drug as it is widely prescribed, but would like to hear some first hand experiences. Will this knock me for a loop each night and how long will the effect last? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2011 - 26 answers

Need help with insomnia

I've been having trouble sleeping for the last month. What are some ways I can start getting a decent nights sleep again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2010 - 25 answers

Work stress flowing into my personal life

I have trouble dealing with when work becomes stressful. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2010 - 8 answers

I think I broke something in my body

Lately alcohol is doing weird things to my body that I simply do not understand. Please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2010 - 35 answers

Miles to go before I sleep...

Insomnia after "quitting" the binge. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Insomnia + ??? = somnia

YANAD. Chronic insomnia, tried eveything; only marijuana seems to work --- Anyone know of a legal, and hopefully cheaper, cure for my problem? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2010 - 9 answers

What Should I Tell The Doctor?

Doctor-Filter: I have an appointment scheduled to see a doctor this afternoon about some... sensitive issues. I'm wondering how free I should be with the information I give them, and whether or not certain factors might discourage them from giving me the treatment I feel like I need. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 - 20 answers

post-breakup fallout

Questions on post-breakup insomnia, anxiety, and making decisions about my future. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2009 - 23 answers

Better sleeping through chemistry

Is there any supplement I can add to 5-HTP to help me sleep at night? Or do I need to try something different instead? I'd rather not... Reasons & stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2008 - 23 answers

How can I fall asleep without the nightly existential review?

Every night when I get in bed I have an existential crisis that makes falling asleep difficult. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2008 - 46 answers

Sleep, Interrupted

Why am I waking up exactly one hour after I fall asleep... with a giant urge to urinate... almost every night? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 28, 2007 - 14 answers

Please help me live past 50

Want to get healthier. In which order should I fix my three vices for optimal success? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2006 - 29 answers

my girlfriend can't sleep...

My girlriend can't sleep... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2006 - 18 answers

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