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idiosyncratic insomnia without mental disorder

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  • Posted By: Mtpatt
  • September 25, 2008
  • 05:23 PM

My wife is currently diagnosed with Idiosyncratic Insomnia, where she will go for 24 to 36 hours at a time without sleep. This has been ongoing since the start of the year. Starting out gradualy with a day here or there of no sleep, and has progressed to weeks at a time. There is no outside major influences or changes in environment, and RX has not been able to pinpoint a cause. I know generaly that this disorder can be related to mental disorders or other disorders of the sort, but she has no Bi-polar or any other disorders or conditions and has been diagnosed by a Psych as clear. She has just received a new script for some different meds to try...so hopefully this will help. Just wanted to see if there has been anyone else that has seen or heard of this Idio to this extreme for this amount of time, or has experienced any of the same. Just looking for maybe something to help ease!
Thansk!!!!
Mark

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  • My wife is currently diagnosed with Idiosyncratic Insomnia, where she will go for 24 to 36 hours at a time without sleep. This has been ongoing since the start of the year. Starting out gradualy with a day here or there of no sleep, and has progressed to weeks at a time. There is no outside major influences or changes in environment, and RX has not been able to pinpoint a cause. I know generaly that this disorder can be related to mental disorders or other disorders of the sort, but she has no Bi-polar or any other disorders or conditions and has been diagnosed by a Psych as clear. She has just received a new script for some different meds to try...so hopefully this will help. Just wanted to see if there has been anyone else that has seen or heard of this Idio to this extreme for this amount of time, or has experienced any of the same. Just looking for maybe something to help ease!Thansk!!!!MarkI'm guessing that you actually mean "idiopathic" insomnia.No, it isn't related to mental disorders, because you see that is why it is called "idiopathic". It means "arising from unknown causes". It means "you have insomnia and we're not sure why".
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    • October 6, 2008
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  • Idiosyncratic/Idiopathic...yeah, the doctor has no idea! She has also had a sleep study that was inconclusive, and that her brain would only shut down for a few hours at a time, rendering no REM sleep. So...I'm still at square one of them not knowing what is the root cause! Thanks for your thoughts!!! Combination of meds are working, but act as a pretty good tranq!
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