Anxiety

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I have been having hypnogogic hallucinations and severe insomnia. Has anyone experienced this? How did you deal with this? Will I ever be the same happy me? Will this ever go away? I don't take meds because can still cope. I just hate the insomnia and these hypnagogic thingy!! This adds to my anxiety, this insomnia. Please have time to reply. Thank you.

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    Yes, I have, loads of times. They tend to come in batches, then you get none for ages. The fear of having them is causing the insomnia, I think.

    Nobody has invented a drug to cure this - but some therapy would help you to find out why you have hypnagogia, and talking it through will help it to stop.

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      It isn't abnormal - lots of people get it. That doesn't mean that you need to suffer with it, though. Please go to your doctor and ask for a referral to a therapist.
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      I don't think I can go to a therapist. I am working in northernmost pray of Saudi. It's a little city but we have psychiatrist. But they don't have a sleep specialist. I hope this will go and I hope my sleep will get back. Been suffering for two years already.
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      Hi deb44437... how are you now? I really want to talk to you o know how you are and your experiences and for how long did the meds finally starts to kick in?
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      My heart goes out to you for stopping your meds..  I did try cutting back without phsyc's advice & paid for it..  PLEASE go  back to your Dr & do what he advises by taking your meds.. Perhaps your elevated sleep troubles are related to withdrawal effects.. These are potent meds you were on ok..                          
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      Be patient Vinbux, it takes time for meds to kick in.. dont give in..  be strong & determined..  Im travelling much better these days,  however, I did have doubts about meds working or if they stopped working..  Ive learnt not to play Dr Deb & follow advice 
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      You need sleep so that you can function more clearly during the day..  Although Im more than ok to sleep 4 hours each night.. Im currently on quetiapine 150mg XR.. mirtazapine 30mg, sodium valproate 1000mg, Keppra 3000mg..  All these meds are through being assaulted 5 years ago & have permanent brain damage to the frontal part of my lobe,  depression & anxiety set in hard 2 years ago..  I waited far to long by thinking it would all pass by & disappear...  Im enjoying life now but I do miss working
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      Sorry for late reply,  I was assaulted & pretty much left for dead..  spent a long while in hosptal on life support..  Im trying hard to move on but I do have my bad days like everyone else
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      Hi tess..  so sweet is your message, thank you..  This website is a healthy distraction & we all need support through a vast amount of different experiences in life..    This forum lifts me out of the 'me' syndrome.. Nice to meed you sweety xx
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      Its ok 'sweet Vinbux'...  I do care about you & desire so much to be an encouragement when you are not feeling so well in self...   Helping you is also helping myself at the same time...  Sending a ton of smiles for you hun xxx smile
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