Srbuhi Asked: I think i have insomnia I’m just not sure what to do about.it?
It's about 3:30 now and I've been in bed for about 3 hours just tossing and turning. This has been going on for over a year now. I go to bed and just end up staying awake for hours, even when I'm extremely tired. I drink a lot if coffee most of the time, and for awhile I thought that might be it, so I stopped drinking coffee for a few days but I still had a lot of trouble falling asleep. Thing is, once I finally fall asleep I can sleep for hours at a time, I have trouble staying asleep sometimes, but mostly I just feel tireder after waking up. I just don't know what to do anymore, because I'm either exhausted or just really full of energy all the time, and I don't know when I'll actually fall asleep, or when I'll spend all night just staring into the darkness.I have actually gone about 3 days not sleeping once, but then I just felt completely drained and I passed out for a full day and felt horrible after. Those three day I didn't sleep, I felt fine, sort of jittery and itchy under my skin, but not tired or sleepy. I just feel like I'm going mad sometimes, I don't know what to do anymore. I want to sleep. . .
The REAL Steel Deal Asked: Girlfriend has BiPolar disorder, takes meds including MAOi’s…just got out of the hospital from a b
…the depression has improved, but she is still having a considerable amount of problems, when she goes to bed, she sleeps through the night, will wake up and do things throughout the morning, but as soon as the afternoon comes around, she is dizzy for the rest of the day up until bedtime, this is preventing her from doing anything and she immediately has you lay down. It is heartbreaking to watch her go through this, and I would like to know what I can do to help her, to at least get the dizziness to subside so she can go back to living a somewhat normal life.
Andrew Asked: How do I fall asleep when manic?
I was just diagnosed with Bipolar – Not otherwise specified, which is a change from what I was previously diagnosed with (Major depressive disorder). I believe currently I'm heading into either a hypo manic or manic state and I can't sleep. My minds racing at a million miles an hour, I feel like I have world changing ideas and inventions, and then I have every emotion expelling itself onto me at once which is just a terrible feeling. Anyway, I just changed doctors I'm on lamictal and was just prescribed Wellbutrin which I know has some stimulant like effects. I was prescribed 50mg of vistril for sleep which doesn't do anything for me, one night I took 200mg of it because I couldn't sleep. I've done that with Benadryl as well. I think I subconsciously don't value my life at all and having a drug just take me away forever would be a gift. All of my doctors won't prescribe me benzodiazepines because I have a paradoxal reaction, and then no sleeping pills because they're "controlled substances". I'm only 18 and I'm seriously considering self medicating with alcohol (to turn my diseased brain off and help me sleep). I need advice, last time this happened I was awake for 65 hours straight which made me borderline insane. Also I've been locked up in a psych ward for attempting suicide last fall, being in that place was pure horror, they took all my rights away, everything. So a hospital isn't an option. I'm not suicidal right now either, but if I don't sleep for days once again, I believe I may make a decision that would only hurt myself and the people around me. Also, I have tried trazodone, melatonin, lunesta (gave me hives), remeron, nerontin(sp), and rozerem. The only one that worked was lunesta, but it gave me hives.
zz Asked: please help me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
Im 14 with severe anxiety disorder i see a counsellor i slept all day yesterday and i pulled an allnight, i feel when i close my eyes to try and sleep they wont stay closed, i searched online it came up this eye condition where u go into coma and die, im scared should i wake up mum its 7am pleasee!
Sara Asked: I’m not sure, but I think I have a sleeping disorder.?
I will try my best to word this well. It's very hard to explain.
(I'm female, 16 years old)
It started about 2 weeks ago maybe. I was in bed watching videos on my ipod. I took a 2 hour nap after school, so I wasn't that tired. I think It was around 2 am. I got kind of tired and shut off my ipod.
When I tried to go to sleep a bunch of weird things happened. Every time I tried to go to sleep, I would wake up really quick, and my heart would be beating really fast. I would also feel like I was dying, or like I was 'sinking inside' myself… If that makes any sense… This only happened once, I couldn't move for about a minute. Then I twitched mt pinky finger and I could move again. I looked this up and it's sleep paralysis. I thought for a while that, that was what I had, but I have other symptoms and I don't know what to think. The other night, i had that weird dying/sinking inside my self feeling again. I also kept hallucinating and seeing people starring at me really close. When I woke up in the morning, I woke up really early and all of a sudden I was TERRIFIED. I don't even know why. Then, last night all of this occurred again. I was extremely tired but I could just not sleep. It's like something won't let me. Or like my mind is awake as my body is asleep.
I have other symptoms. I deal with a lot of stress. I won't say anything specific because it doesn't really matter. I also almost constantly have pressure behind my eyes. They are really sensitive to light (they are light grey/blue colored btw) and are almost always in pain. This is probably unrelated but I thought I'd just add it.Another big symptom I have is that I'm usually in a dazed state. I always feel like i'm dreaming. I have bad anxiety and stuff like that. I know this is long, but I just wanted to add everything.
well, thanks of you read all this. i hope I can get some answers. maybe? D:
Heartbreaker Asked: What to do when you want to die? ?
My life is terrible… I've been kicked out of my house for almost 2 months I've been staying with my grandfather in his 1 bedroom apartment but he keep dropping hints that he wants me to go home…. I can't go home bcuz my mother doesn't want me there she doesn't believe in therapy or mental illnesses…… I've been diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder clinical depression and ptsd. I can't take my meds that were perscribed bcuz my mother won't fill my prescriptions and I don't have any money to get them myself
I've been ok off of them but now since I've gotten kicked out I can't sleep at night,I can't focus on anything in school and everything reminds me of how pathetic I am and how much my life sucks. I have nothing to live for I'm messing up in school, I have no comfy bed to go home to at night.. I'm constantly being reminded of how much of a burden I am to have around…. what should I do?? Should I kill myself?? I don't want to die but I don't have anything left to do!
Keonna Asked: Do I have a sleep disorder,or am I just being overly dramatic?
For the past couple of years my sleeping paterns have been weird.During the day time I have these strong urges to fall asleep in the day time or anytime really even if I just had 8 hours of sleep or just had sleep.Not only that,but at night time when I am supposed to sleep, I end up getting up or staying up for periods of time.Either that or I do go to sleep,but I get this weird feeling like I cant move or do anything really.The other part of not moving doesnt happen frequently, maybe once a month but the other stuff happens on a daily.Its keep messing with my life and is really scary.What do I do?
Whisper Asked: (Experts only) Can bipolar disorder cause hallucination?
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type II a couple years ago.. but I never mentioned the things I sometimes see because I didn't think it was a big deal. Usually its only when I'm getting tired (rarely when I'm not), and only when I'm alone. I do get enough sleep; it's not like I stay up for days at a time, so is it normal?
I don't see other people or here voices.. I see all this.. tiny tiny tiny and very transparent dots falling.. like its hailing heavily in my room. I even see them bounce a little once they've hit something.. just like hail only much smaller like see-through sand. And if I blow out, they react to it. If I reach out my hand, it bounces off my hand too.. but i feel nothing.
It doesn't bother me or affect me too much, but I was just curious. Should I tell a doctor? I'd rather avoid doctors if I can.. my mom cant afford more medication just because some doctor thinks I'm crazy, and I don't want to change the medication I'm on because it really helps the depression.
GothicWarPrincess Asked: Very weird experience..?
I have extra sensory perception, like my Mom and her mom.I get the occasional precognition, clairaudience, & clairsentience.Sometimes when I am unconcious I can feel the rest of body, but I can't move (talk or wake myself up) and I know theres someone else watching me. This is the only time I can see "them". They cause migranes, strangle me from shoulders, pull my hair, & I sense their enjoyment.I wake up in tears, paranoid with insomnia.Hell, Im afraid to sleep.My mom & grandma are jehovah witness's so they refuse to go into detail which is very unhelpful…so I cant talk about it with anyone.Is there anyway I can make this stop?
Kelly Asked: Is my depression just cause I’m a teen?
Everytime I go on here and ask about depression there's always that person that's like 'you're 16, you're body is going through changes' that I want to slap in the face. I've had depression for four years now, and I'm 16. But it originated because I was in a small private school where either you're in 'the' group or no group. And I was kind of bullied, I was basically isolated by force. Ever since then I've had depression, and I KNOW it's depression. Even though my situation is better, I literally fantasize about suicide. I'd could never do it, but I want to. It was getting better till this year when my best guy friend moved and that kinda pushed me off the edge. My grades went from A's to D's. I have insomnia, some nights I get absolutely no sleep because I can't fall asleep. Other nights it's a couple hours at most. Then like one day a week my body's so tired I crash all day. I cry every night. I've told my parents but they also say it's only my age. And I hate it. I'm seriously crying as I'm typing, I was fine when I started but now I'm crying. The only symptom I don't really have is loss of interest, at least in gymnastics. At school I've definitely had loss of interest, but gymnastics is probably the only thing that brings me joy anymore. My vent. So, is this really just my age?