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I Take Valerian Root For Insomnia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    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 1 Response Dec 5, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    So I have chronic major depression, general anxiety disorder, binge eating disorder, insomnia, and under active thyroid, borderline personality disorder, and migraines. So I'm on a...
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    And you know what I want to say to medical professionals who say I take to much or I have been on it for too long? **** OFF! I have had migraines and anxiety issues since before I...
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    I forget what it's like to stay asleep through an entire night... It's been a few years since the last time at least... :'(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Terminal insomnia, more specifically. Which means I don't have a problem falling asleep but I wake up too early. I usually wake up at around 330AM. Sometimes it's an hour later...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    OMG, if I don't get some sleep I'm gonna go nuts. I've been able to get about 3-4 hours sleep at night lately and I know it's a huge improvement from being up 3-4 nights in a row...
    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I take 30+ minutes to fall asleep. I get around 5-7 hours on a good night. I don't usually want to sleep unless I'm really tired. I'm not sure if that makes me an insomniac, but it...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 5 hrs ago

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    insomnia was acting up last night. i hate insomnia!!! i think i slept 3 hrs last night. ughhh!! :/
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    another insomnia night... i'm so exausted and sleepy.. but i can't sleep...sign
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    yeah I crashed last night and completely passed out. Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you the struggles of insomnia
    thegroundisup thegroundisup 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Oh no...!! Insomnia again... :((
    ShanaiyaGrey ShanaiyaGrey 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    I hate having insomnia it seems I can never get a decent sleep my mind won't turn off.
    michellesydney michellesydney 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    DaveShaved DaveShaved 46-50, M Feb 23

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    I hate having insomnia... It screws over my sleeping habits so badly to where I'm sleeping during the day and waking up around 1-3am.....
    Protonyx Protonyx 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    About an hour of actual sleep and I have to be at work at 4am. I try not rely on sleeping pills, as I don't like the idea of taking medication unless it's absolutely necessary, but...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Insomnia again. It's 4:55 am and I don't think I'll be getting any sleep tonight.
    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78 36-40, F 5 Responses