Coping SkillsStories of LossInsomnia is taking over by lilxtina 2/11/2017 written by lilxtina 2/11/2017I have never had insomnia before, this is the first time in my life. It is hell and making my depression even worse.Does anyone else have it? Or has anyone else had it? How did you deal with it? Cure For InsomniaInsomnialossSleeping 12 comments 0EmailRelated postsFirst 2/17/2020In Limbo 2/16/2020Feeling lost 2/13/2020Been a while 2/11/2020Life is not fair 2/9/20201115 Days… 2/9/2020To grow up and being an adult (adulthood)... 2/7/2020I wish someone would just murder me 2/1/2020Shadows in my mind and heart 1/17/2020It is what It is… 1/11/202012 comments Forevertorn 2/11/2017 - 5:40 amI went to the doctor Log in to Reply lilxtina 2/11/2017 - 5:47 amI did already, doctors in Australia are too scared to prescribe anything that will actually help. I think I’ll have to see if I can find a better doctor. I’ve been laying in bed for 3 + hours. Log in to Reply Ylem31 2/11/2017 - 6:17 amInsomnia sucks. Sleeping don’t even do anything anymore. Log in to Reply Ylem31 2/11/2017 - 6:42 amPills* Log in to Reply Mf 2/11/2017 - 6:31 amI’ve had insomnia for years, sometimes natural remedies help (like melatonin or otc sleep aids), but if it’s too much i just use sleeping pills, just not everyday (because they stop working after a while). Try going to a psychiatrist, no idea how they are in australia but around here you have to ask them NOT to give you sleeping pills if you go to one, lol. Log in to Reply Foxglove7 2/11/2017 - 9:47 amYes. Yes, Yes, and yes. I have had insomnia, I still suffer now, though not the worst it’s been. Last year or two I averaged less than 4 hours a night. Pills can help for a bit, and they do stop working like Mf says. If you are in the U.S. you know that doctors here often do not perceive insomnia as being very serious, and may be reluctant to prescribe. Psychiatrists here often prescribe “mood stabilizers”(also called anti-psychotics) rather than sedatives for chronic insomnia, and for once I agree with them… less addictive. That can be worth it when it’s really bad. I used to take something called Remeron(mirtazapine) and it worked well. There’s always side-effects, but aside from pills, exercise and routine was the only thing that ever helped. Log in to Reply Foxglove7 2/11/2017 - 10:16 amoh, I read into these posts backwards. It is you(lilxtina) in australia, and Mf in U.S. lol Mf – When I mention insomnia they think I’m drug-seeking. But yeah, this part of NY half the people you meet are on benzos or opiates so….. maybe it’s just me who they won’t prescribe for. Log in to Reply allstarofsuicide 2/11/2017 - 11:23 amI had Insomnia.. I found out what was giving me insomnia, and chased after it with a knife until I felt I could get some sleep.Hope it helps.P.S. Sometimes you want to stay awake and can’t help but fall asleep, you know? Log in to Reply EyeOfHorus 2/11/2017 - 11:45 amI take a nightly cocktail of 5 benedryl and 3 melatonin. Alcohol on the nights it’s really bad. Take 1-2 hours before you want to sleep Log in to Reply Chip 2/11/2017 - 1:38 pmWhat all star of suicide said about wanting to stay awake and can’t help falling asleep. . . After a few nights of just giving up and accepting insomnia, I began to fall asleep for longer periods. Not sure if that’s what all star means, but it’s got a logic to it. Log in to Reply Chip 2/11/2017 - 1:35 pmFor me, meds only seem to make it worse, my body builds up a tolerance quickly and the condition becomes worse, plus my level of general irritability sky rockets. I’ve only had luck by accepting it and planning my night to not include sleep. I read, go for walks, just find ways to occupy my time, eventually my body crashes for 20-30 minutes, usually just before it’s time to wake up. I know this isn’t much help in solving your issue, but I understand the agony of being trapped with your mind when what you need is sleep. I did find SOME relief when I just accepted that it was going to be another sleepless night. It took off some of the pressure, strangely enough. Log in to Reply ibrkuy22 4/6/2017 - 9:18 pmI suggest push yourself physically so that you will get tired and then you’ll sleep like a booby. Log in to Reply Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Subscribe to comments: Don't subscribeAllReplies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.