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Dear Sleep,

December 28, 2009

I miss you. I miss the way I fell instantly and deeply under your reality losing charm into refreshing, reality-losing slumber. Your beauty is something I miss.

Please, please come back to me, my love.

With all my love, Kate.
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So, I’m having sleeping problems. Can’t sleep, will sleep. Whatever it is, something is denying me of my slumber. I would try and find out what, but ironically, I’m too tired. What shall I do now, I wonder?

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  1. December 28, 2009 12:06 pm

    Melatonin works for some people as a short-term fix. In the US it’s available as an over-the-counter food supplement, so you can get it on the Internet, but it’s regarded as a prescription-only drug in the UK. I used it recently to counteract jet lag, and it worked brilliantly for me without any feeling of being drugged, though I had unusually vivid dreams.

    • December 28, 2009 6:24 pm

      It’s weird how in somewhere like the US you can get it OTC, but not here; I would have thought they’d be stricter!
      Vivid dreams can be quite fun…

  2. December 28, 2009 4:52 pm

    I can post some temazepam as a late xmas present lol. Love x

  3. December 28, 2009 5:50 pm

    I can post some melatonin! It could be worth a try actually. xx

  4. December 28, 2009 6:23 pm

    Send me your drugs šŸ˜€

    Are temazepam and diazepam similar? If so, I have a lot of diazepam… x

  5. December 28, 2009 6:44 pm

    What you need is a nice warm bath, a cup of chamomile tea and a good book… NOT :p
    Your post made me both smile that you’d described my feelings and shiver because sleeplessness is very upsetting.
    I was interested to hear about melatonin as I’ve heard it can be used but wasn’t sure if it was effective in capsule form. I may look into that…
    I don’t know if you take any meds at the minute but I’m pretty certain that my fluoxetine disturbs my sleep. It’s worse now because my wake-sleep cycle is back to front so I drop off around 3am, wake at lunch and then take my ADs in the afternoon instead of morning, so I think I could be shooting myself in the foot there.
    Anyway, all the best to you and hope your sleep sorts itself out xx

    • December 28, 2009 6:52 pm

      I’m on Citalopram, I take it in the morning, so in theory it shouldn’t be disturbing my sleep! Silly thing is that at the moment, I am reading a good book which makes me sleepy, then I lie down and bang, my head becomes alive!

      Thanks x

    • December 28, 2009 11:40 pm

      Melatonin is good to begin and rubbish to end. I doubled and tripled and quadrupled etc until I just felt stoned. It just didn’t want me to sleep in the end so I finished the bottle one night and never took it again. They seem to like it at CAMHS.

      • December 29, 2009 11:05 am

        Haha, I remember Hannah talking about it and saying that; she never found it much use either…
        Who knows whether melatonin would work on me or not, but the doctor is 80 odd miles away, so I’ll either never know, or have to wait a few weeks to find out! X

      • December 29, 2009 11:10 pm

        They like it in CAMHS because it’s a natural substance and therefore doesn’t need licensing for kiddywinks.

        I found it did help a bit at first, but not for long – my GP says the evidence suggests you should take it for up to 3 weeks to rectify your sleep pattern then stop and hope it continues to work.

      • December 30, 2009 12:26 am

        I guess if it’s still screwed when I get to brum it may be worth a go, but I’ll stick to rotating sleepeaze and diazepam and natural for now…

  6. findingmecrazy permalink
    December 28, 2009 10:17 pm

    It’s horrible when you can’t sleep, maybe go to your doctor and see if they’ll give you a short course of sleeping tablets? I’m the opposite – sleeping constantly! I guess try and do relaxing things before you sleep to wind down etc., all the daft stuff that I’m sure you already know. Hope you get your slumber though x

    • December 28, 2009 10:24 pm

      I’m at home, so I can’t see my doctor, sadly.

      Thanks x

  7. December 30, 2009 5:19 pm

    Find some sun and sit in it. Sun makes you sleepy x

    • December 30, 2009 5:21 pm

      Have you seen Manchester lately?! šŸ˜›

  8. Lola Snow permalink
    December 30, 2009 9:27 pm

    Temazepam is the way forward as my clear winner. Plus Coffee works for me, I dunno why, maybe I’m weirder than I thought šŸ™‚

    Lola x

    • December 30, 2009 9:30 pm

      Unfortunately, I’m very sensitive to caffeine… although I could try it as it’s not like it’d make any difference if I did. I don’t drink coffee, so I’d have to start that! x

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