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I’m exhausted due to lack of sleep and I laid down for a few minutes to listen to positive affirmations. I fell asleep 3 times, but my brain woke me up immediately each time with adrenaline surges. Now I’m tired and feel even crappier than before thanks to the surges.

 

I have this happen a lot. I can’t nap during the day or evening, and far into the night most nights. Is this common?? I’m 5 weeks into a setback. Will I be able to nap again someday?

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I haven’t been able to nap for the entire 18 months I was titrating and since I took my last dose a year ago. I used to be able to nap like a baby. It totally sucks.
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My nighttime sleep is not great. Some nights I fall asleep within an hour but I’m up throughout the night. Once in a great while I can get some decent sleep and only wake up maybe twice. But I never sleep through the night ever.
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I can't nap either Melanie for the same reason, I am nearly 9 months off valium

 

I am so tired and sometimes my eyes want to shut but I jerk back with that dread feeling .

 

I never had any sleep problems before valium, but sleep so badly still at night .

 

I am so sorry you have had this set back after 5  years, 

 

I hope it settles for you soon

 

Jen

 

 

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Thank you all for posting and reassuring me that this is a crappy but normal symptom.  I'm so sorry you're all struggling with sleep, too.  This + anxiety is the worst symptom for sure.  I remember reading in the Ashton Manual that insomnia can linger and is sometimes the last to go, but sleep eventually does return.  Praying we all get to that point soon.
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Had my first daytime nap this month! Haven't had one since, but I know it will come around again:)

 

I hate that jolting feeling you talk about..you feel yourself drift then BAM! Awoken with a jolt, usually followed by shaking/vibrating. ugh.

 

BUT...it will balance out.

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Had my first daytime nap this month! Haven't had one since, but I know it will come around again:)

 

I hate that jolting feeling you talk about..you feel yourself drift then BAM! Awoken with a jolt, usually followed by shaking/vibrating. ugh.

 

BUT...it will balance out.

 

Hi

 

This is a good thread. I too have been perplexed by my inability to nap; even in the not so distant past when my sleep was minimal at best. To relish a nap--like the old days when I could just lie down and have a relaxing nap. Wake up, yawn and stretch!

 

Apparently, yesterday, I did nap for a few hours. My live in said I was snoring and sounded like a truck. I exclaimed really and she said--I will record it next time. I awoke on the groggy side. First nap in a long time. Right now, I am looking at my bed fondly and thinking--how about a nap!

 

Cheers

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