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I Take Valerian Root For Insomnia

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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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...
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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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    For the past week I've been running on 2 hours of sleep every night. I've tried absolutely everything. Nothing works. By the time I fall asleep it 4 am. I have to be up by 7 for...
    dirtbiker1254 dirtbiker1254 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    "You are either given roots or you are given wings..." A friend told me this a few weeks ago and ever since then this quote has been popping up in my thoughts and making me rethink...
    anycyn7 anycyn7 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I have horrible insomnia. I just don't sleep; I have been on medication to sleep since I was 3 and before that my birth mom had to drug me and put alcohol in my bottles to get me...
    katcard katcard 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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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 6 days ago

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    Sometimes, I get positive things from insomnia. Others, not so much. For example, not sleeping and then having three hours of intense cardio conditioning for tennis the next day...
    MissUbiquitous MissUbiquitous 16-17, F Jun 28

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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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    Oh insomnia... Did you know you suck? It's 2 AM I just wanna sleep. Can you let me do that? It was be just wonderful. :)
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I am abit of an insomniac. On tonight is one of those nights where I can't sleep at all!!
    HiIAmHana HiIAmHana 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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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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    Any fellow insomniacs out there? Preferably Canadian? Or teens? :p
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 7 Responses a week ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    DATE WITH A WOMAN...... Pls read. After 21 years of Marriage,my Wife wanted me to take...
    teachocolate teachocolate 41-45, F 7 Responses 1 hr 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 6 days ago

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    I'm an insomniac. I want a good nights sleep for once
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 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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    I wish I didn't. But once I fall asleep, I do get 5-8 hours of sleep. It's just falling asleep that's the problem. I won't take pills, so I have to wait it out every night when I...
    Tasha15Girl Tasha15Girl 13-15, F Jun 27

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    Take them bosoms out and get ready for meh xD :p
    immabigdaddy immabigdaddy 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    This will be the fifth night I haven't slept. For awhile I was sleeping okay... But now I only get like 3-5 hrs of sleep and if I am lucky enough to even get those hours of bliss I...
    laultman78 laultman78 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    It's been 5 days. Lets see how long this an go for.
    Loserlift Loserlift 22-25 Jun 25

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