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.
I can sleep without Meds Again
Blog entry posted by lnester7, Oct 10, 2017.