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I Take Valerian Root For Insomnia

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Dec 5, 2010

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    I can remember the first time I seriously considered killing myself. I was 9 years old. All my life I have suffered Insomnia and Bi-Polar depression but this year I have finally...
    EpicChick22 EpicChick22 18-21, F May 10

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    I remember the first time I lay in bed awake all night. I was eleven. It happened again about a week later. It started occurring more and more frequently as time passed. I'm lucky...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 2 days ago

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    What do I do when my mom won't buy me any medicine to help me go to sleep/stay asleep? She said "when you're tired, you'll fall asleep" wtf.. Like she doesn't understand insomnia...
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    I sleep all day because I can't sleep at night. Even when I try to fix my pattern I'll end up staying up all day and all night again till its about 6am. Insomnia can be so...
    kristen1993 kristen1993 22-25, F 4 Responses May 5

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    I do insomnia, and I am so good at it, that I can do it all night long.
    ElMioCid ElMioCid 46-50, M 2 Responses May 9

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    Insomnia that basic ***** I love to hate
    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    Insomnia...I HATE YOU!!! Grrrrr
    biwhisper biwhisper 41-45, F 1 Response May 14

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    Insomnia again... Well I came back 2 hrs ago... And I am still not sleepy ... ! Any suggestions?
    MsAttitudez MsAttitudez 22-25, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    It's 5:45AM and I was supposed to be getting up in half an hour to get ready for class. I literally get no sleep at night, and feel completely exhausted and drowsy in the morning...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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    Insomnia always comes back to haunt me. I'll spend a month trying to get on a normal schedule and when I finally do, it only lasts for about two weeks..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Apr 28

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    Ok I'm going force myself to sleep. Insomnia sucks.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    primalshears primalshears 51-55 May 5

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    Been awake for 36 hours already and I'm still wide awake. I will most likely end up sleeping for about an hour and a half and then be up for who knows how many more hours.
    dubbalyzz dubbalyzz 22-25, F 3 Responses May 3

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    I beg anyone & everyone to tell me tips an tricks an ways of falling asleep I'm so sick of sleepless night and feeling lifeless with a terrible migraine an not being able to do...
    Gtmchocco12 Gtmchocco12 18-21, F 3 Responses May 7

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    I've grown past and through my trust issues with men. It took a huge loss for me to realize that not every boy that approaches me wants to use me, and that I am likeable and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 13

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    my head spinning... i dont know whats going anymore ..there is a lot of pain inside my head..i wish can release it..i want to go away from this world..i want suddenely vanish or...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F 3 Responses May 14

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    I can't sleep because I'm always thinking. The thinking is always bad thoughts. The bad thoughts pf when my mother passed ornthe bullying. They get to me and make me depressed. I...
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    Can't even remember the last time I got a "good" night's rest. The other day when my boyfriend was off work I slept for four hours that was almost peaceful. But it's getting really...
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