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Hi all,

I have depression and anxiety and insomnia. Like everyone else I guess.. still looking for the magic potion even after 8 different ones. Seeing Psychiatrist tomorrow so fingers crossed for another go!! If I can help anyone I’m always able to try. Respect and love to you all.

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hi welcome aboard still looing myself after a zillion years of trying but at least being here we can chat with like minded people.

Exercise is a known treatment. Omega 3 supplements, eating super healthy, possibly medication. Yea, a thousand different treatments, you find the right one basically …it may be something of a lottery …

Make a list of all your concerns for your visit tomorrow, this will help you remember all saliet points of how your conditions effect you

BOB

Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet. It's a combination of the things Snoopy mentions above.

Hey bro. Im struggling with insomnia sleep for 4h etc to ight i had 3h of sleep and had to go work. How you cope with this how many h you have sleep per night

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PhilTink in reply to Conrad1234

At my worst of be awake all night and this went on for months maybe getting an hour here and there. Got sleeping pills to help but 4 years on and at best I get 5 hours solid. I didn’t cope at all without sleep and ended up going on the sick for 6 months then had to quit my job. Now slowly rebuilding. Much love to you.

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Conrad1234 in reply to PhilTink

Thank you bro I start taking my antieprestans plus I'll be fighting with this thank you bro

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Conrad1234 in reply to PhilTink

When that's it start bro for you. Im new to this i always was smoking weed and couldn't even finish a movie always falling asleep. Since 10 days I just can't sleep at all. I do physical work and I'm always tired bt just can't sleep.

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PhilTink in reply to Conrad1234

My issues started 4 years ago, started with anxiety then could not sleep at all then turned in to major depression and anxiety because I didn’t get the right treatment and or meds. My biggest problem though was no sleep. What meds are you on because some are better than others for helping sleep. Also if you still are not sleeping you need to keep banging the doctors door down telling them your issues and that you can’t work on no sleep, they will HAVE to give you something that helps you sleep. My only other advice is try to stop over thinking the sleep issues (easier said than done I know) but go to bed with the attitude of if I sleep I sleep if I don’t so what I’ll sleep when my body needs to. Don’t panic about work it’s just a job if you need time away then that’s what you’ll have to do. Got to look after you with whatever it takes. I’d sooner be on the dole with no mental health issues than earning good money and being depressed and poorly.

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