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Daz2310
Daz2310

New to page male 37 serious health issues , struggling with insomnia and anxiety can’t sleep found my self taking 8-13 zopiclone per night think it’s damaging me , any advise or support would be great .

Daz

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Hello & Welcome :-)

Sorry to hear you are suffering with serious health issues , if you don't mind me asking what are they you are having to cope with it could help when members reply :-) You don't have to say if you feel you would rather not :-)

Insomnia can affect so many that suffer with anxiety so you are not alone but the amount of meds you are taking for it has the Doctor prescribed you take that much ?

Why do you feel they are damaging you ?

Sorry for all the questions but helps he bigger the picture we can see how we may be able to advise you :-)

Take Care x

Daz2310
Daz2310 in reply to lulu-1

Stress.isolation and pain daily I’m currently sat in local walk in centre waiting be seen x

Horse125
Horse125 in reply to Daz2310

Hi I hope your ok and getting the help you need. There is usually someone on here to reach out to. Let us know how you get on.

Daz2310
Daz2310 in reply to Horse125

Thanks x

lulu-1
lulu-1 in reply to Daz2310

Hi

So many of us are suffering with the same thing , you are not alone

I agree with BOB though that you are taking to many of those tablets and you need to talk to your Doctor about it , you could be doing yourself some harm , so you need to possibly ween of them with your Doctors advice

How did you get on at the walk in centre ? x

Daz2310
Daz2310 in reply to lulu-1

I’m in hospital chronic pancreatitis x

lulu-1
lulu-1 in reply to Daz2310

O so sorry to hear that but you are in the best place and they will sort you out :-)

Tell them about your problems and how many tablets you have been taking so they can help with that while you are there , the tablets may not have helped

Wishing you a speedy recovery :-) x

Daz2310
Daz2310 in reply to lulu-1

Thank you x I’ve told them everything so they doing additional tests 🤞🏻

lulu-1
lulu-1 in reply to Daz2310

I am so pleased you have , they will sort you out which will be the best thing that could have happened , hope it is soon and you might get home in time for Christmas :-) x

Daz2310
Daz2310 in reply to lulu-1

I will be home for Christmas 🤞🏻 X

borderriever
borderriever in reply to Daz2310

Daz

Has the above condition had something to do with you Chronic Condition, How old are you to have this problem ?,

The Pancreatitis condition may be caused by medications you are taking

BOB

Why take this excess of medication, also where are you getting it. You need to understand you may be putting stress on your kidneys and that is not a good idea. My advice is stop overdosing and see your GP and discuss what is bothering you. Make a list of your concerns, this will help you benefit more at your appointment.

We are here to help and listen, Welcome, we all hope, to get and know you and give support

BOB

Daz2310
Daz2310 in reply to borderriever

That’s the amount I need to get the desired effect , to get sleep ect

borderriever
borderriever in reply to Daz2310

Daz

Make an appointment to see your Doctor. So you can discuss you medication needs.

Where do you get your medication ?, Is the dose as recommended or if not does your Doctor not ask why your script is running out that quickly.

Have you tried Relaxation Techniques at various times of day. You can use MINDFULNESS when you are preparing to sleep when in bed. Hopefully you will be able to calm and sleep. Books explaining the technique can be purchased on Amazon for £7;00 stg.

If you are unable to sleep, taking showers just before bed can have a negative affect. Having supper near to sleep will cause your tummy to be working still as you try and sleep, this will cause problems before bed. Suppers are best taken three or four hours before sleep.

I you have hobbies or diversions you enjoy this can also help you consider the hobby and clear the mind of negativity. Try not to watch horror or violent movies, just before sleep. Various programs that are not violent, for frightening can also prevent sleep. Try and look for something less in your face. I look at books in my Library, they are mostly picture books of where I have been, I have a Congenital Short Term Memory Disorder so the books are basically picture books they are helpful to also sleep with eye candy. Anything to control your insomnia.

BOB

Daz2310
Daz2310 in reply to borderriever

I’ve tryed so many things I’m out of options , meds come from friends and friends of friends basically , I have 28 off my doctor a month , the hospital are now aware and will get some help 🤞🏻

Horse125
Horse125 in reply to Daz2310

Hi so glad to see you will get the help you need and hopefully some other meds to help you sleep.

Daz2310
Daz2310 in reply to Horse125

Thank you

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