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I have been suffering from this unique sleeping disorder. I dream whole night continuously and wake up exhausted every morning.  Most of the people think it's any kind of psychological disorder even doctors just prescribe antidepressants and sleeping pills. Familly members are supportive but they could only give advice like wake early, do exercise. I nearly browsed the whole internet to get an ultimate cure for this problem but got nothing except "the change your routine"advice. There are many old forums where people discussed the similar problem but now they are closed without any conclusion. 

 

I have this problem from 2014 when I was doing my masters. During the final exams and due to other circumstances I felt some anxiety so went to a psychiatrist and he prescribed me 1.Imipramine 2.Diazapam 3.Trifluoperazine 4.Nitrazepam of different brands. After few days my exams over so I stopped taking pills suddenly from a night.From that night till today I didn't get a single dreamless sleep every morning wake up exhausted.there are many nights I did not get sleep at all.

 

Since then I have visited many Allopathic, Homeopathic and Ayurvedic doctors, have tried several of medicines and supplements but nothing helped me. And you guys obviously aware of side effects especially in the case of allopathy like day drowsiness and brain fog.I also got my blood tested nothing significant but a deficiency of Vitamine D so started taking Vitamins. Till now no appeared benefits. It's like living in a hell, could do many things in life but first wanna get rid of this curse.I even tried spiritual ways.

If you could help me in any way  I will be highly grateful to you.

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2013 1.Imipramine 2.Diazapam 3.Trifluoperazine 4.Nitrazepam of different brands.

After few days I stopped taking pills suddenly from a night.From that night till today I didn't get a single dreamless sleep every morning wake up exhausted

 

2015 another neurologist prescribed                                                                                                                                                               1. Norpit 25  2.Zyven OD 50 3.Neuropin 4.Dexanil-fp  5.Zolpidem nothing ever worked for me 

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Hi Saurabh, welcome to SA. Sadly some people here experience the effects of the drugs long after they have been stopped, even when they were only taken for a very short time. Unfortunalety there are no quick fixes and only time can heal your nervous system and get your sleep back to normal. I also have a chronic sleepdisorder because of the drugs and can sometimes go for days without sleep. 3 hours is a good night, 4 is exceptional and a full eight hors is only a dream! 

There are ways you can help yourself and you have heard them all before. Good sleep hygeine, going to bed at the same time, getting up at the same time will eventually retrain your brain. I will not go on because you must be fed up hearing it!  

 

Can you tell us the most recent drugs that you have tried? It will be good if you can fill in your signature for us, You can do that in account settings. http://survivingantidepressants.org/settings/signature/   We need details of the drugs and doses of the drugs you have tried. We all want to finmd something that helps but every drug and some supplements further destabilise the nervous system. 

 

We have some topics on sleep, we deal with withdrawal but the effects are the same whether it is an adverse effect or withdrawal, the nervous system is dysregulated and needs to regain homeostasis. If you scroll down the page you will find many topics on sleep problems, hopefully you will find something that helps there. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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**I am not a medical professional, if in doubt please consult a doctor with withdrawal knowledge.

 

 

Different drugs occasionally (mostly benzos) 1976 - 1981 (no problem)

1993 - 2002 in and out of hospital. every type of drug + ECT. Staring with seroxat

2002  effexor. 

Tapered  March 2012 to March 2013, ending with 5 beads.

Withdrawal April 2013 . Reinstated 5 beads reduced to 4 beads May 2013

Restarted taper  Nov 2013  

OFF EFFEXOR Feb 2015    :D 

Tapered atenolol and omeprazole Dec 2013 - May 2014

 

Tapering tramadol, Feb 2015 100mg , March 2015 50mg  

 July 2017 30mg.  May 15 2018 25mg

Taking fish oil, magnesium, B12, folic acid, bilberry eyebright for eye pressure. 

 

My story http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4199-hello-mammap-checking-in/page-33

 

Lesson learned, slow down taper at lower doses. Taper no more than 10% of CURRENT dose if possible

 

 

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The most recent drug I used is melatonin 10 mg, one tablet at night, two hours before sleep but like all other sleeping pills, it also gave me daytime drowsiness. Before that, i used "Coffea Cruda " a homeopathic medicine which is surely effective for Insomnia, helps you to sleep quickly but its effect appears in 3 to 6 days it has no side effect .But it is not cured for my dreaming problems. Actually, I am tired of taking Allopathic medicines so nowadays I am trying Ayurveda.

Last year I have tried a lot of medicines 1. Norpit 25 2.Zyven OD 50 3.Neuropin 4.Dexanil-fp 5.Zolpidem 10 nothing worked for me.

I have a suggestion if anyone only Having Insomnia he must try Nitrazepam (10mg).It is effective and gives you deep sleep.                                  

If anyone has symptoms like mine please let me know 

2013 1.Imipramine 2.Diazapam 3.Trifluoperazine 4.Nitrazepam of different brands.

After few days I stopped taking pills suddenly from a night.From that night till today I didn't get a single dreamless sleep every morning wake up exhausted

 

2015 another neurologist prescribed                                                                                                                                                               1. Norpit 25  2.Zyven OD 50 3.Neuropin 4.Dexanil-fp  5.Zolpidem nothing ever worked for me 

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10mg is a very high dose of melatonin. Some people have some benefit from a small dose, I have taken 0.25 and found it better than 0.5mg. 1mg didn't do anything at all and 3mg (my first ever dose) gave me a headache that lasted for hours after getting up.You might do better with 1mg of melatonin. less is definitely more effective.We don't recommend nitrazepam, it is a benzodiazepine and highly addictive. Most people here have had a hard time getting off drugs and benzos have notoriously bad withdrawal symptoms. I don't know if you will be able to watch this in your country but if you can I am sure you will find it interesting. It is a documentary that follows people with sleep disorders and helps them to overcome them. It is very interesting and might give you some insight and help to overcome your sleep problem. 

 

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-secrets-of-sleep

**I am not a medical professional, if in doubt please consult a doctor with withdrawal knowledge.

 

 

Different drugs occasionally (mostly benzos) 1976 - 1981 (no problem)

1993 - 2002 in and out of hospital. every type of drug + ECT. Staring with seroxat

2002  effexor. 

Tapered  March 2012 to March 2013, ending with 5 beads.

Withdrawal April 2013 . Reinstated 5 beads reduced to 4 beads May 2013

Restarted taper  Nov 2013  

OFF EFFEXOR Feb 2015    :D 

Tapered atenolol and omeprazole Dec 2013 - May 2014

 

Tapering tramadol, Feb 2015 100mg , March 2015 50mg  

 July 2017 30mg.  May 15 2018 25mg

Taking fish oil, magnesium, B12, folic acid, bilberry eyebright for eye pressure. 

 

My story http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4199-hello-mammap-checking-in/page-33

 

Lesson learned, slow down taper at lower doses. Taper no more than 10% of CURRENT dose if possible

 

 

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