I saw your posts on Earth Clinic and I am hoping you can help me! I have been having insomnia for the past several months. My doctor prescribed Trazodone as a sleep aid, but it only puts me out for two hours. In fact, my doctor and I have also tried Ambien, Ambien CR, Lunesta, Restoril, and others. They all only work for two hours or so at night, no longer. I have tried taking melatonin but I still awaken after a few hours and am unable to go back to sleep.
I suffer from anxiety and depression. I get very anxious at night thinking about sleep. My doctor currently has me taking 60mg of Cymbalta every morning for this, but it doesn't seem to be working. I also have hypothyroidism, and my doctor has me taking 150mg of Levothyroxin for that. Could any of these medications be contributing to my sleeplessness?
I also am taking daily B vitamin supplements, a calcium/magnesium supplement, vitamin D-3, vitamin E, chromium picolinate, slippery elm, COQ10, selenium, omega-3, and 400mg of sam-E. I do not know if any of these things could be contributing to the insomnia as well.
I am very anxious and unhappy right now. Is there anything you could
suggest for my situation? I would love to hear from you!
Bremen, Ga. Usa