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I Take Valerian Root For Insomnia

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    At Least I Used To.. - I used it almost every day for some months.. they didn't help me to sleep.. so one day I took a pill in the morning to see if they'll make me feel sleepy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 15, 2007

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    Can't Get To Sleep? Insomniacs Anonymous Art Project - CAN'T GET TO SLEEP? INSOMNIACS ANONYMOUS PROJECT Whilst the rest of the world is sound asleep are you kept awake by...
    insomniacsanonymous insomniacsanonymous 26-30 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    I Can Sleep! =) - Ever since I can remember I haven't been able to fall asleep easily. When I was little, I used to stay up for hours every night just staring at the wall. My...
    MrJahbroniJones MrJahbroniJones 18-21 3 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    Does Valerian Root Aggravate Nightmare Disorder? - Valerian root doesn't work for everybody. But I came across it in the desperate search to alleviate my insomnia. I think it is...
    toothpastesoup toothpastesoup 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    It Works For Me - I take Valerian Root for insomnia.  I took prescription drugs for depression and insomnia for almost 20 yrs.  Paxil and Trasidone. Both are...
    andie42 andie42 46-50 1 Response Sep 22, 2009

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    Finding Mr. Sandman With Mr. Valerian - Sleep and I don't get along very well. I often find myself staying up very late into the night, or not sleeping at all, because of anxiety...
    PatientRapunzel PatientRapunzel 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 7, 2006

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    Effexor Xr Withdrawal - I would like to share with someone else the nightmare I live attempting to withdraw from the anti-depressant Effexor. I would like to know if anyone has...
    sewingaddict sewingaddict 66-70, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Does this really work? Coz my friend tried giving it to me for my insomnia, I don't recall it working :(
    tunstell tunstell 26-30 1 Response Mar 13

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    Bar None, Best Sleep Aide Ever For Me - I have never not be an insomniac. Sleep elludes me, almost no matter what I do. I have been put on trazodone, klonopin, xanax, ambien...
    andthelawwon andthelawwon 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    Allll i want to do is sleeep :( I've struggled with insomnia most of my life, and its so hard! I really feel it (at 25) taking a toll on my health. All day I feel so drained and...
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    Well hello people of ep, fello insomniacs. As the title says, i have insomnia. Its only 1am here an i havent had a very good day so trying to calm my mind so i can sleep is quite...
    Lonelyboy984 Lonelyboy984 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have insomnia, although I'm thinking it might be something more like depression. Don't get me wrong I'm not suicidal but I stay up dwelling on stupid things, sometimes even...
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    I have insomnia really bad and I'm hoping to find some ppl to talk to at night cause none of my current friends are up so late. So if you wana be friends message me! :)
    Pikagirl5 Pikagirl5 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I know I have insomnia, because I never sleep, I wake up several times in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep again, and I wake up really early and when I wake up I...
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    Starting to think it's not insomnia... I think it's just that I am on my phone allllllllll night.
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    Ok im almost positive i have insomnia now. Last night i went to bed and i just could not sleep. No matter what i did i couldnt fall alseep. I did manage to get to sleep at 4am. So...
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    One of the worst things about insomnia: When you go to school and you feel like **** for the entire day because you haven't had any sleep.
    Pfchangbitches Pfchangbitches 36-40, M Mar 24

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    I don't really know if I suffer from insomnia cos I haven't been diagnosed by a doctor. But is really hard for me to fall asleep. I do sleep but always so late and I wake up early...
    Pwolf Pwolf 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Last night was absolutely awful. I couldn't sleep. I felt detached from my body, like I was two places at the same time. It's a difficult phenomena to describe. My physical body I...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    For almost a year now I have been insomniac. It comes in periods of three weeks, more or less, where I literally can't sleep at all. Then throughout the day, I feel exhausted. I...
    lshidonil lshidonil 16-17, F Apr 2

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    I fell asleep without taking anything, which is great, but it means I don't stay asleep. Which sucks. About an hour ago, I was in the in between "do I take it now" phase. Now, it...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Your Existing Situation "Insecure with himself, needs stable roots and emotional security. Seeking an environment which provides comfort and few problems." Your Stress Sources...
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    2 am. Yep. Been up for almost 3 days. Fun!!!
    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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