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Originally posted by captaintyinknots
Originally posted by ADUB77
You are not releasing energy
Pent up energy will lead to anxiety.
If you want to sleep you must release this energy with exercise
You say you have a 4 year old, you also haven't been able to sleep in almost 4 years
You need to exercise to the point of exhaustion
It will then not be your decision to make whether you sleep or not
It will ultimately be a battle of whether your willing to put your body through the strenuous activity in order to "max" it out and force a shutdown
I get your point, but unless you are someone who has dealt with extreme anxiety, I have to say, you really dont get it. Exercise helps. A lot. But often anxiety is mental energy, not physical. And while working out can be a mental outlet, it can also serve as a distraction FROM the mental side of things.
Getting exercise is never a bad thing, but it is not always the cure all for anxiety.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
lung disease such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
sleep apnea (breathing stops during sleep);
a history of depression, mental illness, or suicidal thoughts; or
a history of drug or alcohol addiction.
Originally posted by Stewie
reply to post by sligtlyskeptical
In your SLEEP.
Hey, you asked for it. Thanks for contributing.....
Originally posted by TheArchaeologist
Hello, I am in my mid/late 30's.
4 years ago I had a traumatic even happen to me, and since that time I have had issues with anxiety. I am not a wallflower, I THRIVE on extreme sports, racing, snowboarding climbing, you name it. However this issue involved a child, and affected me in ways I cannot explain.
I'll skip over therapy etc. Yes, I have been.
Here's where I am. I can take 5 lunesta, and literally 10 klonopin, and it does ABSOLUTELY nothing to help me sleep. Please don't explain how dangerous this could/can be. I am well aware. However after living for years not being able to sleep, you become less worried about such things.
I am not ignorant, I am not a drug addict, I am not a drinker, I have a high level job, but lack of sleep or poor sleep for about four years is just too much.
The pharmacist says ambien and lunesta ARE the two most potent out there.....I am half afraid to ask the doctor again because he really is trying.
Anyone else had this problem? Did you find a drug that worked?
Thank you in advance!
Please no PROPOFOL JOKES. This is quite serious. And I would prefer no herbal remedies etc, not that I dont believe in them, but I am well past the strongest stuff out there.