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Some background- I am 29 years old, male, am a smoker, have a reasonable diet and exercise regularly. I used to take quetiepine for anxiety, came off them a little over 3 years ago. They helped me sleep, a lot, however I noticed something odd. I constantly had to go to the toilet when trying to sleep. Sleeping day or night, I would need to go. And when I do go, I sometimes have trouble getting started, and usually very little comes out. It isn't as if I am bursting, it is just a small discomfort in my abdomen, letting out a little urine relieves it for a time. Often it feels like there is still some there to come out, but it never does, not till later. On a good night, I only get up twice or three times. Most nights it is between 4-6 times, sometimes as many as 7. This is every single night. This often forces me to awaken before my alarm clock, as I usually need to go from anywhere from 30 mins-1h 30 mins before it is due, and can never fall back over. It has been like this for over 3 years now. I am constantly shattered. I often take dizzy spells during the day and lose balance.
I used to drink caffinated tea, but stopped. I tried only drinking water for about 5-6 weeks, made no difference. I tried only taking onboard a small amount of fluids, the only difference it made was that my insides hurt.
I haven't been to a GP yet, as I am worried that I am wasting their time. Has anyone else had symptoms like this? I am contemplating finding sleeping pills or something, hopefully ones strong enough to knock me out. It has been years since I had a good night sleep (3, and 8 without the aid of medication), it is starting to really get to me now.
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