my girlfriends mom....
- 08-23-2013, 05:21 PM
my girlfriends mom....
Didnt know where to post this, so thought this area would get more attention vs general chat...
my girlfriends mom is 47 y/o. 5'4" about 110 pounds very lean. A problem that she has had most of her life is she cant sleep. She is currently using ambien but that always doesnt work. She has tried other prescribed medications and most of them have had a paradoxical reaction with her. Her blood work is fine but has not seen an endo in a very long time for her hormones. She gets about 2-4 hours a night on average. She claims that she will take a medication and it will relax her for a few min then "i feel like my body fights it off and my heart races and keeps me up". She also has palpitations that keep her awake at night. anybody have a clue on how I can help her???? @mr.cooper69
- 08-23-2013, 05:43 PM
Is this accompanied by temperature increase and sweating? Of so it's change of life time, menopause.
08-23-2013, 07:51 PM
08-24-2013, 02:46 AM
I think it's just insomnia. I can only sleep about 4-5 hours a night and I'm usually tossing and turning, waking up throughout the whole night. It totally sucks because I use to be on sleep meds and would sleep for 16-24 hours straight but feel super groggy throughout the day. Kicking the sleep meds was probably the hardest thing I've ever done.
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08-24-2013, 08:55 AM
I had a friend who was having serious sleep issues, night terrors etc. and he went to a sleep clinic which helped him loads. That would be my recommendation. There are sleep specialists who can offer far more insight than anyone on here or even a regular doctor. Throwing powerful prescription meds at the problem certainly isn't the solution. There will be an underlying cause to this, but she needs to see an expert to get to the bottom of it.
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08-24-2013, 03:03 PM
I force lights out perhaps? nimbus abyss?
I heard there is new data showing some people just don't need that much sleep.. perhaps she feels ok in light of the situation but only seeks a remedy because she thinks she needs to get more sleep?.
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08-24-2013, 05:33 PM
yeah she didnt always use meds. this has been an issue for a while. She also has atrial flutter which causes her heart to race...etc
08-24-2013, 07:23 PM
She needs to discuss this with her doctor, not look for opinions on the internet. (No offense intended)
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08-25-2013, 12:09 PM
08-25-2013, 02:22 PM
08-25-2013, 03:46 PM
i dont think you all are reading this all the way through. she has had this issue for most of her life, not just recently.
08-25-2013, 05:16 PM
Again I'd highly recommend sleep specialist/clinic. This is like asking people on the internet what's wrong with your car... take it to a mechanic lol.
08-25-2013, 06:07 PM
08-25-2013, 10:09 PM
08-25-2013, 10:25 PM
08-25-2013, 10:25 PM
08-25-2013, 10:29 PM
08-25-2013, 10:37 PM
My doc pushes all that **** on me. **** ambien shot will fuxk your head eventually. What works for me is accepting it. And not trying to force. Some nights 2 hour and other 10 but luckily I just listen to my body. Not everyone needs 8 hours of sleep.
08-30-2013, 12:53 PM
I have a hard time trusting some docs knowing a lot of them just give a drug that costs an arm and a leg to fix everything. So instead of the high price crap I just try a few things out myself. I dont remember or maybe I missed it if she has tried some of the OTC stuff before but I personally use Lights Out when i cant sleep. I havent had any issue nearly as long as she has. Your a good guy for trying to help her out.
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08-30-2013, 01:43 PM
08-30-2013, 02:27 PM
08-30-2013, 05:31 PM
09-02-2013, 06:55 AM
09-02-2013, 12:32 PM
09-02-2013, 12:36 PM
Is she eating before bed? I've heard of people consuming carbs just before bed (you know, that big bowl of ice cream! Lol). Some report that this keeps them up at night. Hearsay but a suggestion nonetheless.
09-02-2013, 06:09 PM
You can suggest her buying natural calm. It's a really good sleeping aid and relaxer. It helps a lot lowering stress levels and having a restful night sleep. It's magnesium powder with no artificial ingredients. It's sweetened with stevia and tastes like heaven. Maybe this would help.
09-02-2013, 08:24 PM
09-02-2013, 10:29 PM
I know one thing that helps me sleep is turkey thirty minutes before bed. Really does the trick for me. Gives me good zzz throughout the whole night. This is what I would suggest for sure,
09-11-2013, 02:14 AM
09-11-2013, 08:13 AM
I'm baffled why this thread exists tbh, if she won't go to a specialist doctor, why would she listen to random advice from people from the internet lol?
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