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Sleep!!? Am I Normal?

Discussion in 'Sleep & Nightmares' started by mortiis31, Sep 14, 2007.

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  1. mortiis31

    mortiis31 Active Member

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    Well, the subject line says it all, I guess - Sleep!
    I haven't had any for about nine days now, but that's not unusual, I'm often awake for weeks at a time. I have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Phobia AND Depression, is this normal???
     
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  3. pandora

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    Sleep is a common issue. Well, sleep problems. That is a really long time. Have you tried meds, deep breathing, relaxing music, calm environment, a warm bath, reading all of these things can help to a certain extent and working on your traums "to get them out is very useful and a release. So...yes very normal but that really is a very long time. Take care and try to get some rest.
     
  4. mortiis31

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    Pandora,thank you so much for your words, I understand that what you are saying is true - sleep is now foreign to me, though.

    xxx
     
  5. pandora

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    Have you seen a doctor and told him/her that you have NOT slept for like 9 days in a row. i have gone about 3 with none and then I will crash....never 9...seems like a very long time to me. I can't imagine how sick you must feel. I get dizzy, nauseated..it is awful. I feel for you.
     
  6. mortiis31

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    Yeah, I went two and a half weeks one time, it nearly killed me, Pandora. I cannot afford to go to the doctor, and when I went last time, all he did was prescribe me Zopiclone which did nothing at all!
     
  7. pandora

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    I am so sorry that you do not have the proper treatment you deserve. Do you have anyone that could help you find a way to get treatment. i really don't know what else to say....I live in Canada...i guess i take it for granted sometimes. Take Care.
     
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    Mort, the thinking of multiple diagnosis can be daunting. But what you will come to see is everything they add on to PTSD is actually more of a symptom of PTSD. It is having all those conditions combined with your past that get you the PTSD diagnosis.

    Look here. [DLMURL]http://www.ptsdforum.org/thread1097.html[/DLMURL]
     
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  9. White0nWhite

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    Back in High School (when I was with my crazy abusive ex-girlfriend/friend/-mistake-) that I hardly slept. I'd sleep in class off and on, thats it. It's alright, I still suffer from insomnia to this day. It seems to be a pretty common thing with PTSD. My insomnia is often because of nightmares, afraid to go to sleep because I know I may have them.
    I'll use the time I can't sleep to draw, write, or read a book I enjoy. And it often helps me relax, because I'm doing something that makes me feel safe. And then I can get some sleep.

    I take diazepam (I 'should' be taking 5mgs twice a day, but I only take it when I really REALLY need it) and I take it before I go to bed. It's supposed to stop nightmares. It often doesn't always work 100%. But it's a lot better then it used to be. It's a relatively cheap medication too. I detest meds with all my heart. But it's the ONLY thing I'll touch, period.

    Good luck with getting some sleep. *hug*
     
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