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I Take Valerian Root For Insomnia

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 full responsibility for the people I have hurt! Guilt and shame have cluttered my mind and heart. I'm slowly re-learning to love myself again and it feels great :-)
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    This is NOT my story. This story belongs to Annie3321. I am posting it here for those that struggle with staying. It is amazing insight into what happens once the "affair fog...
    Uht2014 Uht2014 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I had insomnia too, my social media accounts+stress made me insomnia 2years ago.. But hopefully im ok now, insomnia fighters can try shower with warm water before go to bed and...
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I am anti medication ever since I saw my mother die of cancer. She took pills all her life for digestion problems. I also dated a bipolar woman who was anti med even before I knew...
    MysticDude MysticDude 56-60, M Sep 11

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    When my pain killers stop working, insomnia takes over like a ton of bricks. Life eh.
    Dreamstauge Dreamstauge 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    How does having a 'few' sleepless night differ from having insomnia? How can you tell when it becomes more serious? Is insomnia something you get 'diagnosed' as??
    isatbytheocean isatbytheocean 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Lately, it's been a problem. I just really envy people who can immediately go to sleep the moment they jump into their bed but not me. If I'm lucky, it'll take at least an hour. If...
    Seiraxoxo Seiraxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I hate having insomnia. It only kicks in every once in a while, but when it does, i rarely get more than 3 hrs sleep in a night. Ugh and i have to be up by 6 too. This sucks...
    Rednkfireftr Rednkfireftr 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    Is it Insomnia if you are so tired and can't even open your eyes, but STILL can't sleep? Because that's me
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    insomnia slithered into my bed and whispered, let's inventory our feelings. and so we did, systematically reliving all i've ever felt.
    fsck fsck 26-30, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Struggling with insomnia again, so tired of this **** :(
    MrDysfunctional MrDysfunctional 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So my sleep schedule is always messed up and last night I FINALLY THOUGHT I could fix it. I was exhausted from the lack of sleep the night before and was ready to finally sleep at...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    I sometimes have nightmares that are extremely vivid. I try to go to bed earlier but I can't sleep at all. I have to take zzzquil for sleep, I used to take melatonin, and when I...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 23

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    I sometimes have nightmares that are extremely vivid. I try to go to bed earlier but I can't sleep at all. I have to take zzzquil for sleep, I used to take melatonin, and when I...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I've had insomnia for about 2 years and have been on benzodiazapemes for the same amount of time. It's gotten so bad that I'm afraid of going to bed! Actually, I'm scared to sleep...
    cheersbabe cheersbabe 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    So I've been struggling with insomnia for awhile but yesterday I decided to try medicine to help me sleep.. Taking 1 Tylenol and 1 Xanax I slept for 13 hours and I feel great
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    Dear insomnia can u please leave me alone for 5 hours so i can sleep Without your majesty waking me up every time ?
    jessy97 jessy97 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm not really an insomniac but I feel like one because ever since may 21 I haven't been able to sleep really. Some days ill stay up to 4 in the morning some days I won't sleep at...
    Jaywaa Jaywaa 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Ugh. I can't ever sleep at night. But during the day I can take naps & I sleep so good. I don't understand!!!
    Country00Girl Country00Girl 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    Haven't been on in a while. I hate not being able to sleep at night. My brain just decides to think about everything, from being single to remembering EVERY SINGLE bad thing I've...
    Country00Girl Country00Girl 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    I barely slept in weeks.. Everyday I come home from school cry. Lose my mind and pass out. Every night is restless, everyday is plain torture. I can't take this anymore.. no one...
    BLVLFreeSwim BLVLFreeSwim 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I haven't slept properly in 2 years on and off and every time the non sleeping spells grow larger and larger. I'm in grade 11 about to start grade 12. How am I s'posed to do this...
    lennyera lennyera 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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