Can't Fall Asleep
Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:04 AM
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Posted 08 August 2011 - 09:21 PM
This is just something I do and thought I would pass the info along, maybe it will help. But I can tell you that I have had a lot more periods of insomnia since starting my meds. The doctors tell me if I don't stay on a regular schedule with the meds that my body is actually going through withdraw from them causing the insomnia, that's another thought!!!! Hope this helps!!!!
Posted 09 August 2011 - 04:52 PM
I do think the same thing happens to me that happens to you. I will be laying there and my mind will be going and I will be wishing I could fall asleep, but I then my body will jerk or I will snore loud and wake up. My ex-husband used to tell me that my body would jerk like 10 times before I would fall into a deep sleep, most of the time I would wake myself up when I jerked. I find this whole sleeping thing strange and the reason I question the having N is because I lot of people say these things happen to them. I did have a MSLT where I fell into REM 4 out of the 5x's and they ranged from 0.5 - 3 mins.
Thank You for answering my post
Posted 02 September 2011 - 09:21 PM
My nap study, I went into REM 5 out of 5 times in less than 7 minutes on each, but I didn't feel like I had fallen asleep any of those times! I could swear that I only closed my eyes for a few seconds..... The tech didn't even want me to drive home because I was not on meds yet. She was scared to let me go because of the level of my "being fatigue/sleepy" according to their test!
You have to put all your symptoms together and remember that no matter how much sleep we get, we are still sleepy or tired and never feel fully rested. I look back and now realize how much of a fog my brain was in, working through the fatigue and I don't see how I did anything during that time!!!
Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:02 PM
I feel like I'm in a fog 75% of the time which can make work really tough. I work with special needs children and I get called in when their behaviors are getting out of hand for the classroom. So I need to have my head clear and most of the time when adrenaline is going I'm ok, but afterwards when meeting & writing things up with my co-works I find my brain fog to be so bad. I'll be in mid sentence and forget what I was saying. Have you every heard of this happening?
Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:43 PM
The tech I got was great she really seemed to understand and take pride in her work.... I work in a Dr's office and don't get much understanding. I don't ask for any special treatment and I can't even mention the "N" word without getting dirty looks like I am crazy!!!! I work more hours than several and I don't take naps during the day and I still get the looks!!!
I am taking Ritalin SR/LA 20mg twice a day and plain Ritalin 20mg twice a day and I am having pretty good luck with it so far. I didn't have much luck with Nuvigil/Provigil, it helped a little but I had severe GI issues with them and they would have cost me $600 a month if I would have not been given samples from my doctor at the time to try!!!
We just all have to do the best that we can and more forward with where life takes us!!!! Best of luck!!!!
Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:32 PM
Thank you for responding