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  1. #76
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    Sleep hygiene , now there's a new one.
    I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    but, but....without alcohol and caffeine, life itself would be impossible.
    Don't forget pot.
    "I don't pretend to have all the answers, and I think there's something to be said for that" -One For The Road

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  3. #78
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
    Sleep hygiene , now there's a new one.
    I like it.
    It so damn simple, I find myself writing prescriptions for that more than benzos, Trazodone, ambien, etc. A lot of people refuse to get the tv out of the bedroom though, and get upset when I won't fill their Valium scrip.

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    I never realized the depth of my insomnia and anxiety until I quit drinking. I spare you the details but here are my thoughts:

    Sleep hygiene is incredibly important.

    Benzo's will put you to sleep but not keep you asleep. Also terrible REM sleep so tired in the AM.

    Tricyclic antidepressants are great sleep aid/anxiety reducers in the short term. Careful with alcohol so you don't end up dead.

    A councillor is worth the time and money. Studies show its way more effective than meds.

    Time heals all wounds.

    I'm an MD in a stressful as fuck job and that's what I learned on my situational journey. Sleep hygiene and talk about it w trusted friends or professionals.


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    Z, you know very well how I have lived with this shit since I was in my teens.
    Feel free to call, especially if you are still having issues with night.

    You full on had a panic attack. I still have them. And without any med/narc or alcohol I can control them after many years of learning methods to gain that "control" back.

    I have a feeling now that you are back at work, getting mobile and starting to heal you are not having as much of an issue. You had a "scary night" and it's still in the back of your head. When you lay down to relax and sleep, the brain wants to "remember" this "scary night" and re-live it. That will go away in time as you learn to not think about it and replace those irrational fears with other thoughts.

    For me anyway, it is a control issue.

    And put that damn bike way out of site, that is only going to cause further anxiety. However, find another way to exercise as this is the best medicine I have found to combat this shit.

    -R
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