Over the last four years my ability to sleep, and stay asleep, has completely gone down hill. I am at the point that if I do not take some form of prescribed drug I will stay awake for days. The longest time period being 78 hours before I needed emergency medical help.
I have tried every single sleep medication: Ambien, Lunesta, Abilify, Doxepin, Belsomra, Trazadone and the list goes on. I can combine Ambien with Ambien CR but I do sleep walk under that combination and for my own safety I had to stop.
.25mg of Xanax works wonders but it is not something I can, nor want to take every night. I have cycled through several other benzodiazepines and none work as well or as consistently as Xanax.
Just to ad: I work out, eat well, no caffeine, no late night blue light, drink plenty of water and I feel I am doing everything I can to live a healthy lifestyle.
What I am really looking for are other people that may be going through this or have suffered like this in the past.
- I posted this in Mental Wellbeing because of my lack of sleep my counselor has diagnosed me with anxiety and major depression. I am under treatment for both anxiety and depression.