I can sleep without Meds Again

Blog entry posted by lnester7, Oct 10, 2017.

In the middle of the political turmoil here at PR, which I still do not understand no matter how much I read, I have great news!

I can finally sleep without meds.

I have tried this for years. I started feeling like a truck hit me when I woke up and my brain felt as if somebody spend the night bitting me with a baseball bat. I felt like not pain per say but like tenderness. I was given sleep inducers natural and prescription which did nothing for me (I was put on Benzo before I knew how bad they were) and I took for about 2 years, I quit a soon as knew how addictive could be, and was cold turkey with no problems.
I got sleep study and was told I have mild sleep apnea. And had issues on stage 4 sleep (which I was educated before hand to ask them to look for it).

Then I tried trazadone (stage 4 inducer) which my issue was staying sleep. So the not resting issue started getting better. I tried on and off to quit but would wake up religiously every hour to 2 hours.

The one thing I did was when my body got used to dose, I never went up, I would go down for 2 weeks. Then up again and that worked great so I never had to keep going up like other describe.
I do not why, but I tried to quit again (my brain tiitnus is better during the day) why I decided to try again. And I can sleep now!!! I still take 2 Benadryl or one but I have to because of allergies. But before that would not even help at all.

So I can stay sleep now waking up only once to go to restroom and falling right back to sleep. I really think is the inflammation being down (I am sure since I got tested one time where I couldn't sleep at all for 2 weeks which almost had me crazy) and the cytokines for inflammation were through the roof.
I know when I am inflamed, I get this very high noise brain (like titunus but in the head) and since that is down I assume my inflammation is down, will confirm in the upcoming tests.
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  1. lnester7
    Trazadone is a stage 4 inducer so it helps to stay sleep. Benzos are sleep inducers ( only helps you to fall sleep) while trazadone helps
    To stay sleep. My issue was I wake up every hour to 2 hour. Falling sleep is the least of
    My issues.
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  2. HelloHere
    So the cytokines are related to tinnitus.. interesting. I noticed same thing...i be had p.o.t.s for a year and half now. With a mild brugada. Some days such as today i could easily say i have M.E....i pbnly.over sat yesterday and bent a lot while painting (art) i have tinitus since dec 2013. And this relates to hernia bulging that were getting worse. I did have repairs in 2015 and 2016,few months after the latest one, I did develop that crazy vertigo,can t stand...so what is trazadone? I m taking some klonopin(benzo at bedtime.0.5mg or so.etime 0.25mg. Since 7months. It s my sole meds with my diet ,painting, and breathing...and as well I do have to use oxymetazoline (nasal decong.spray 2xa day.) If anyone can relate..
    I did use Seroquel from 2006 till 6 months ago, quite was insomniacs since I m 14, and some tendencies to paranoia.
    I have as well took Remeron in the past , Xanax, Ambien, well good news or not, I had to quit them all anyways, these were off course making my heart not good.
    Thanks for your reply, about trazadone.
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  3. lnester7
    I took trazadone. Got off easily but I got off of benzo at once after 2 years on them. So I guess I don't get hooked on it. So the inflammation, was an individual thing, I guess we all struggle
    With different things. I have colitis so most of my inmflamatiom comes from colitis ( colon) so I try to eat foods low on imflamtion, no gluten ( mostly) sugar is the one I still need to
    Work on, due to my energy cravings.
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  4. Mary
    I'm really glad to hear that you're sleeping well! How do you think you got your inflammation to go down? I'm struggling with sleep, afraid to take trazodone because I hear of people having trouble getting off of it. Jujube seed extract was helping for about 2 weeks or so but has now stopped. Anyways, I'm glad for you! : )
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