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I Take Valerian Root For Insomnia

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses 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

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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 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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    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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    I need to say this for all of us. I take full responsibility for what I am about to say. I realize MANY will strongly disagree w/me. I am a Christian. Have been one for 44...
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    'Guilt' brings so much burden and sadness, sometimes I doubt even if its useful at all. I accept responsibility for my actions, even if what I've done could not be taken back or...
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    Starting to think it's not insomnia... I think it's just that I am on my phone allllllllll night.
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    Every weekend i get this bad insomnia i can't sleep at night only on weekends days idk why but i hate it P.S. : thanks god i sleep early on regular days
    Nn60vlog Nn60vlog 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Insomnia plagues my nights almost every night since my break up. I have tried everything like counting sheep, pills, and music. Nothing seem to help me. I run on usually 2 hours of...
    Leavinstevin Leavinstevin 41-45, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    One of the worst things about insomnia: When you go to school and you feel like **** for the entire day because you haven't had any sleep.
    Pfchangbitches Pfchangbitches 36-40, M Mar 24

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    I don't really know if I suffer from insomnia cos I haven't been diagnosed by a doctor. But is really hard for me to fall asleep. I do sleep but always so late and I wake up early...
    Pwolf Pwolf 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Last night was absolutely awful. I couldn't sleep. I felt detached from my body, like I was two places at the same time. It's a difficult phenomena to describe. My physical body I...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    For almost a year now I have been insomniac. It comes in periods of three weeks, more or less, where I literally can't sleep at all. Then throughout the day, I feel exhausted. I...
    lshidonil lshidonil 16-17, F Apr 2

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    I fell asleep without taking anything, which is great, but it means I don't stay asleep. Which sucks. About an hour ago, I was in the in between "do I take it now" phase. Now, it...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    It's starting to have a negative affect on my life. Well, it always has. It's been a while since I first had the symptoms, but I've recently found that melatonin helps a lot, but I...
    faeriefate faeriefate 18-21 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Ok probably more than a bit? Ever since my boyfriend and I broke up I have had a hard time going to bed when I get tired. I know the reasons and am trying each day to be aware that...
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    I will go till my body shuts down. I have removed all caffeine from my diet, I exercise, and eat a well balanced diet. I have been on every sleeping aid under the sun but they...
    Punkrocky Punkrocky 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    2 am. Yep. Been up for almost 3 days. Fun!!!
    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    Stuckinmyhead0o Stuckinmyhead0o 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Probably because I'm so depressed... Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that every time I close my eyes I have flashbacks of the worst days of my life and start to panic...
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