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I Take Valerian Root For Insomnia

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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 parents would always get mad at me for staying up so late. And I would always ask them how to fall asleep but of course...
    MrJahbroniJones MrJahbroniJones 18-21 3 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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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, lunesta, seroquel and countless other pharmeceutical sleep aids, but nothing ever helped me. In fact, I have taken enough ambien and ...
    andthelawwon andthelawwon 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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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 or tangential thoughts. My mind won't turn off, and sometimes the only way to unwind is just to zone out in front of the television.But...
    PatientRapunzel PatientRapunzel 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 7, 2006

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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 prescribed for depression but the trasidone was specifically given for its sleep properties. Well I decided to...
    andie42 andie42 46-50 1 Response Sep 22, 2009

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    I Take It Because It's Awesome

    I don't have a problem getting to sleep, but the caplets are soothing, like you just get really relaxed when you take them. I only take two, but you can take up to six caplets at once. And, it also makes me feel better if I'm feeling sluggish, or kinda sick, it alleviates that...
    Infinite9 Infinite9 70+, F Sep 16, 2011

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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... Nothing happened but somehow I thought they would help me relaxing.. so  I took some pills (taken over the whole day...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 15, 2007

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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 possible to develop a tolerance to it. But my question is, I also hear valerian root is known to provoke nightmare disorder, and while taking it, I've...
    toothpastesoup toothpastesoup 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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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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    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 thoughts buzzing around your head? We want to hear those voices; from the mundane, quizzical and funny to the dark, introspective and anxious. Call, leave a...
    insomniacsanonymous insomniacsanonymous 26-30 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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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 an answer to help with the insomnia and joint pain.
    sewingaddict sewingaddict 66-70, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    so i have really bad troubles with sleeping and i can never seem to get myself to sleep unless i take something so my parents are completely anti meds people they say that...
    idkhby idkhby 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I'm from Illinois. Cubs, Bears, and for awhile there Blackhawks (though they've shaped up)
    fuzzynerd fuzzynerd 26-30, M Jul 3

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    yeah sure like that as feel since everything is going fro the bigg dog what way to make it a level playing field for the underdog..and do coorelate more with the underdog..
    romell romell 36-40, M Jul 20

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    That are honorable in some way - never lie or don't hurt clueless and defenseless ones.
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M Jul 19

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    Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her *****, she'll give you a baby.. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Tips for insomniacs, hope it helps.. DONT No sugar / alcholic drinks after dinner No phone / tablet / computer since one hour before sleep. DO ~1h before sleep: tisane without...
    meandro meandro 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Let's go Brazil!! Rooting for them in victory in the World Cup!!! Let's go! Rooting for my country! (Although I'm born & raised in USA) 😍😍😘❤️✈️🇺🇸
    Sweetie899 Sweetie899 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    It takes a crane to build a crane It takes two floors to make a story It takes an egg to make a hen It takes a hen to make an egg There is no end to what I'm saying It takes a...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I met my wife Sarah in 2008. We met through her friend. We started dating and things were progressing fast, we got engaged and got married in October of 2009. Things were not...
    SimpleGuy77 SimpleGuy77 36-40 1 Response Jul 11

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    It would just be nice to be taken care of for once. I take care of everyone else I make my family dinner every nite pack a lunch for my husband and older son, I run kids all over I...
    krisina krisina 36-40 2 days ago

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    It takes a lot for me to hate someone. So to be specific I don't hate the person I hate the behavior. I deal with kids five days a week all day in the summer. It's a martial arts...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I would not take my friends for granted nor allow myself to be so.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This is not my story... It is my niece's. She is 21yrs old and is currently going through chemo treatments. Some days she feels good and others not so good. Her best friend wanted...
    margai margai 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Let's talk about sex, shall we? One of the most difficult things to get past after Dday is the thought that your husband had sex with another woman. I know I struggled with this...
    Uht2014 Uht2014 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    That person you'd take a bullet for , is behind the trigger
    Toriwho Toriwho 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I tend to do this every night. Then, I take a nap for a long period of time the next day then have a hard time sleeping that night.
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I'm trying to deal with insomnia not every night but close to it, im reading the sleep book by dr guy meadows, and my doctor has advised me to try CBT does anyone know if this...
    keenan01 keenan01 41-45, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Apparently Tylenol PM doesn't work for me! I'm gonna be grouchy tomorrow! 👊
    jag08 jag08 36-40, M 10 hrs ago

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    I had insomnia for years. Many years. Nightss of no sleep came often. I took meds but they stopped working. I had anxiety about sleep. It took over my life. Now it's completely...
    eddiev73 eddiev73 36-40, M 15 hrs ago

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    I have a root canal I need to get fixed. Has anyone ever had an infection that was at the root of the tooth? I was told it takes time for the body to regenerate new bone
    Rebecca321 Rebecca321 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I was diagnosed with chronic insomnia at the age of 13. The longest I have gone without sleep is 6 days, I was 16. On day 6 I was taken to the ER and my parents were told that they...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F Jul 4

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    I have insomnia and can't sleep. Them again that's apparent since I have INSOMNIA. duh, I feel kinda stupid. I am starting to get used to it and I can stay awake until 4 in the...
    Firtreegirl Firtreegirl 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I wish I could sleep. When I was a teenager, I had severe insomnia. I wouldn't sleep for four nights and be up five days. It's horrid and the hallucinations were terrifying. Now...
    DulceMuerte DulceMuerte 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I stay up late. I can't sleep well. i have this insomnia since i was 12.
    RubyR21 RubyR21 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    And the insomnia hits hard again, wide awake. Last night fell asleep around 4 am. I have to be up today at 6:30 am. So I really hope I can get some sleep. :/ I took some melatonin...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F Jul 9

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    It's pretty bad sometimes. I'm afraid of taking too much medication because of my insomnia.
    SaraRose0616 SaraRose0616 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    My insomnia ok not 2 bad. I'm mostly kept up because my mind is loud at night. I think way 2 much and I over think things. I hate it
    hennyforyourthoughts hennyforyourthoughts 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I have issues sleeping between my mind never shutting off, nightmares, among other things. I take zzzqu ill sleep aid, I've taken melatonin, I used to take sleeping pills when I...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Jul 20

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    It's 2:01 A.M. here and I'm not asleep yet. Having insomnia sucks.
    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Insomnia. My old nemesis. My old friend.
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm suffering from insomnia. It's 3:25 a.m, but I'm still awake. A tired night or morning. :(
    Ssuyu Ssuyu 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So i don't believe I am a full insomniac. I have to force my mind to let me sleep then I still don't get a truly restful sleep. I can sleep eight hours a night every night and...
    fallenzero fallenzero 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I have insomnia, it's 4:57am right now and my alarm is set for 5:30. I haven't gotten any sleep yet tonight, it's not from a lack of trying, I've been trying to get to sleep all...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I'm an insomniac. I want a good nights sleep for once
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Insomnia seems to be a very lonely affliction. It just seems to be me against the slumbering world every night. I lay awake in my bed knowing that I will have to pretend that...
    alisemichelle alisemichelle 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Insomnia+early morning construction(that lasts all day)=insanity Fall asleep around 5, construction comes at 6:30, sometimes earlier/later by half an hour, every day but Sunday...
    Heartbeatangel Heartbeatangel 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I can't sleep..it's because I'm depressed all the time..there are so many weird and frightening thoughts in my mind everytime I try to sleep :( I don't want to take sleeping pills...
    Promzee Promzee 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    When I first met my husband 2 years ago, we had a conversation about pill addiction. He told me that he hated pills because his whole family throughout his life has had addictions...
    briebaby123 briebaby123 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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