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I Take Valerian Root For Insomnia

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    insomniacsanonymous insomniacsanonymous 26-30 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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 66-70, F Sep 16, 2011

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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 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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    it's an annoying regular occurrence and if I do sleep it's only for a few hours at a time.. Is there anyone else that suffers and what do you get up to to preoccupy your time? (Or...
    reeawillis reeawillis 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Under the category of 'insomniac pet peeves' : I will meet people (clients, friends, acquaintance) for the first time. The problem? I'm quietly convinced that I have met them...
    mokele mokele 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Haven't slept for 2 nights. I feel anxious and don't know what to do
    steve6352 steve6352 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    Also I have learned that looking at a computer screen, or phone screen, at the bright light before going to bed makes it harder for your brain to fall asleep when you want to...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Also--is anyone here aware they may have sleep apnea? Which is a blockage of the airways that makes you wake up and take a breath while you're in deep sleep? I was having it for...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I would like to share with everyone this healer who has helped me and my family and my friends, who has also helped people become completely cured of insomnia as well as other...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Here is a little trick that I have found actually works for falling asleep for me--hope it works for you. It's a breathing technique: http://www.byrdie.com/how-to-fall-asleep...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I'm going to die a slow, painful, agonizing death from all this insomnia I've been having.
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    People fall in love with people, or things sometimes, I fall in love with ideas. I love the idea of somebody, love the IDEA of something, IDEA of a life. Ideas are abstract, they...
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Tacos Root beer. A loan to buy such things.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I recently was able to afford going to the dentist for the first time in about 4 years. I was hoping for the best but fate decided I needed to be made miserable. at the end of my...
    Dargondarkfire Dargondarkfire 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I am basically nocturnal right now. I keep trying to reverse it... I better get my sleep schedule back in order because I'm going to have to be getting up at 6:30 once the semester...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    i am here. it is good and bad. i just went for a nice walk with baby. got a rootbeer float. but i am sad. bf has been working so much this month. on monday things are supposed to...
    kpl2014 kpl2014 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    "Insomnia" is too pretty a word. It should be called "Newark."
    mokele mokele 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I've had a bad back for about 17 years - two surgeries L4L5. This is a new attempt to make the pain go away. They go in with a fluouroscope, find the nerves that are pissed off...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    A small gesture of having your other half writing up to a paragraph of lovely message really makes a whole lot of deal to me. I've been going through tough times for a year, and he...
    Gayle93 Gayle93 18-21, F a week ago

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    A sturdy tree with magnificent branches and roots. I always stand amazed looking at a tree like this.
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 27

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    My friend stopped by and I made her fresh juice that's good for depression. She began feeling better by the time she left. INGREDIENTS: 1 large wedge green cabbage 2 small pears 1...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 25

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    I've had it since I was a kid, but it got worse when I was a teenager, because I used to overthink everything. The night was the time for me to reflect over things and get a better...
    fcksociety fcksociety 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I have chronic insomnia I have since I was diagnosed with hydrocephalus they wanted to try to do an ETV which is when they remove a piece of your brain so you have another hole but...
    musicspeakstome musicspeakstome 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Off to take a sleeping pill a little late now at 3:30 am
    ClaryLeah ClaryLeah 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    It's funny how that works really. I say I'd allow my life to be taken to keep you safe and yet you can safely say you would "Probably" Or heck who even knows if "Probably" is the...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Jul 22

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    it can get real bad if i dont have something to help me sleep. i asked for a pill to help me sleep and was given a placebo. of course it didnt work at all. so here marks day two...
    sutsuki sutsuki 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Im very bored and kinda lonely right now. I have insomnia so sleep isn't an option. Someone message me please I would like to have some company
    anthonyalfano anthonyalfano 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Just an update on this little experiment called 'I need to change major things in my life so I don't try to snub it out again,' I've been awake now for almost 2 whole days and in...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M Jul 20

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    Here I am, waiting for benadryl to kick in so I can sleep. my husband fell asleep within a few minutes and snoring a little. A part of me wanting to push him out of bed, because I...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F Jul 19

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    These past few days, I practically lost all my tastes in foods. I don't feel like eating , you know and another thing, I feel like I am starting to have insomnia again and I feel...
    19chum 19chum 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 19

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