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PLEASE HELP, think I am nuts

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  • Posted By: MommytobeNY
  • November 28, 2006
  • 09:10 AM

I feel like I am honestly going crazy. I am not sure if it is mental or this pregnancy. I have never had anything like this happen to me before the pregnancy, so hopefully it is just the pregnancy. I am not sure what is going on. I just cannot sleep. I am exhausted and will lay in bed from about 10 p.m. until around 5 a.m. and just give up because I am not sleeping, and get out of bed. I have not told my doctor about this yet because I really am worried they will put me in the nutward! I will lay in bed, just start to doze off, and then I get this urge to move or uneasy feeling to where I immediately am up again; sometimes its a twitch or a jump, and sometimes I just get the urge to have to move. I am up right now typing because of it. I tried so hard to go to sleep, by 4:45 I was crying, "I just want to go to sleep". I feel bad as my boyfriend is sleeping and has to get up early, so I come out and on the computer. I have tried everything to go to sleep..hot baths, etc. my eyes are literally closing, I just cannot GO to sleep. please tell me someone else has experienced this; otherwise I am going to sign myself in the crazyhouse

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  • You are not nuts. It happens to many people. If it occurs in the legs, it is called RLS or Restless Leg Syndrome. I would talk to your doctor about it. I wish you lots of luck.
    lynnwalden 20 Replies
    • November 29, 2006
    • 08:12 PM
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  • I have the same problem, except I am not pregnant. I go to bed at 10 and hopefully fall asleep. If you take any medications, maybe it's a side effect of it? Look into any foods you are eating before bed. Could be something there too. But I think talking to your doctor is a good idea. You could very well have RLS. Good luck and hope you get a good nights rest soon.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 1, 2006
    • 08:03 PM
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  • Definitely not nuts. My best friend went through the same thing when she was pregnant - restless leg syndrome, she had to move and her legs would ache - warm baths and meds from the dr. helped. Once she had her twins it all went away. Has this just been going on since you've become pregnant? Tell you DR.!!!
    k&r 3 Replies
    • December 30, 2006
    • 06:10 AM
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  • dont lie in bed when you cant sleep.if you get up and do a really boring job,with no radio ,music or tv.on,and certainly no computer,what do you think willhappen?set yourself a task that willnot interfere with your pregnancy.,filing,cutting out, colouring in a colouring book,and stick to it until fatigue sets in.if you were not pregnant i would suggest cleaning floors,something that would add physical exhaustion to the mix.ask the doc if you would be o.k.to swim (in the daytime)to give you the relaxing experience you need to prepare you for sleep.you are not nuts.keep away from alcohol while you are pregnant.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 1, 2007
    • 03:02 PM
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  • It definitely may be Restless Leg Syndrome; as your symptoms suggest. It may also have to do with your hormones. With pregnancy, your hormone levels change; which can cause sleeping problems. Insomnia is also a sign of possible thyroid problems. Your thyroid can be checked with a simple blood test. You're not nuts. Insomnia just makes you feel that way. Sleep will make that feeling go away. You just need to figure out what is causing your insomnia. I would definitely talk to your doctor. Best of luck. Please let us know how you're doing.God Bless.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 05:14 PM
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  • Join the club... I go to bed and I am ok then just before i fall asleep it starts i need to rub my feet on sheets, florr anything will not stop I asked my doc he said not restless leg syndrome. but i havew tried everything i am usually so druged up i can not keep eyes open .. then try ro go to bed and bam there it is..... It is 2:39 in the morning and i have got to get up for work at 5 i give up tried milk, tylenol. sleeping pills, tylenol 3's, rub a535 .hope if you get some miricle you pass it on been like this for months now..
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 5, 2007
    • 07:49 AM
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  • Hi,I have now had about 60 night of less than half an hour sleep, with the exception of two nights (one 5 times REM sleep and one with sleep from 10:30 to 4:00) I am absolutely desperate. I need to start my new job, but I cannot concentrate, have poor memory and feel weak. I am 47, until November last year very healthy, now a shadow. What can this be? I have suffered a few deep psychological shocks in the last half year. Anyone who has experienced the same, please give me help!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2007
    • 00:13 PM
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  • Hi. I have had the same problem for years. I have Muscular Distrophy. I just thought I could not sleep because of the stress. I have had many surgeries so far. I could go days without sleeping. I would still feel very tired. I finally had a doctor put me on Seraquel. That was a meracle drug to me. I had tried every sleeping pill there was. This drug helps me sleep. Just check into it. I hope this helps some.
    amy hoskins 17 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 00:42 AM
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  • Well right now, you know you cannot turn to medications for sleep as you do not want to harm your baby. Is this your first pregnancy? I lost a ton of sleep during my 1st due to the anxiety of not knowing what was going to happen. All of thos questions, "when will I go into labor" " will baby be healthy" and so on. I still 9 yrs later have trouble sleeping. Sometimes upp 48 hours. I do not seem tomind it all the time as I get alot of stuff done. If I really need to sleep, like if I have to go out the next mornning, I have a book of crossword puzzles that I take to bed with me. And boom, I am sleeping. This may sound crazy but think about it, if you are doing a puzzle, you are only concentrating on the answer to the puzzle. All of lifes stresses seem to go out the window. I usually have to do around 3 puzzles. I will wake up with night light still on , pen in hand but the rest is worth it. All you can do is try. Good luck and hopefully, goodnight!
    miserableMOE 52 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 02:27 PM
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  • In terms of sleeping problem that I have faced before, besides Seroquel I have also been addicted heavily to different types of sleeping pills too and I can tell you very frankly that the drowsiness effect of Seroquel, which is actually an anti-psychotic drug is far more powerful than the sleepy effect of any sleeping pills. And my experience with Seroquel in the first place was that I would always tend to anticipate such drowsiness effect each time when I lie in my bed after taking each Seroquel tablet so that I could eventually get to sleep with the help of such medication effect. Fortunately, in the end I am given some useful counselling advices from a psychologist who tells me that when a person has difficulty to get to sleep, the underlying reason is always largely due to emotional factors in the sense that such persons would tend to treat sleeping itself as a form of burden rather than a very normal and basic physiological need for the human body to get the necessary routine rest and relaxation. As a result, such an attitude would eventually lead to the intake and subsequent dependence on the related drugs to solve the sleeping problems. Therefore, instead of treating the need to get to sleep as a form of burden, one should take sleeping as a form of enjoyment. As for me myself, having such a thought in my mind, I would then loosen up my muscles and nerves all over while lying in my cozy bed to try to enjoy the wonderful and relaxing and yet short period of sleeping moments peacefully instead of getting worried unnecessarily that I might not be able to get to sleep at all. In this regard, a cooling and serene atmosphere produced by an air-conditioner may be quite helpful for such a purpose. Next, after some time, I can just completely do without Seroquel and other sleeping pills for the sleeping issue as I simply and totally do not need them any more. And I can tell you very frankly that there are certain times, especially during the weekends when I do not need to work, I would sleep until very late and simply feel very reluctant to get out of my bed, as i have got used to treat sleeping as an enjoyment rather than a burden. Lastly, I hope that the information given will serve as an useful reference to you and I hope that you can solve your sleeping problem soon.
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  • what is pregnancy..cause i have dsame situation you have..but i i cant sleep at night.untill i make idea to make suiside...help me..!! am i a nuts..?!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 30, 2009
    • 01:39 PM
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  • I feel like I am honestly going crazy. I am not sure if it is mental or this pregnancy. I have never had anything like this happen to me before the pregnancy, so hopefully it is just the pregnancy. I am not sure what is going on. I just cannot sleep. I am exhausted and will lay in bed from about 10 p.m. until around 5 a.m. and just give up because I am not sleeping, and get out of bed. I have not told my doctor about this yet because I really am worried they will put me in the nutward! I will lay in bed, just start to doze off, and then I get this urge to move or uneasy feeling to where I immediately am up again; sometimes its a twitch or a jump, and sometimes I just get the urge to have to move. I am up right now typing because of it. I tried so hard to go to sleep, by 4:45 I was crying, "I just want to go to sleep". I feel bad as my boyfriend is sleeping and has to get up early, so I come out and on the computer. I have tried everything to go to sleep..hot baths, etc. my eyes are literally closing, I just cannot GO to sleep. please tell me someone else has experienced this; otherwise I am going to sign myself in the crazyhouseIt does sound like RLS brought on by your pregnancy, but TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR!You seem to know nothing about the nutward if you think people can be sent there simply because they can't sleep (TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR!). People with serious psychiatric conditions in desperate need of medical attention often can't even get a bed. So you're not likely to wind up there unless your lack of sleep has led you to cut yourself, attack others, contemplate suicide, hear voices, see things that aren't there, etc. - in which case, you should be around psychiatric experts, so TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR! Some of these conditions can actually happen as a result of severe insomnia, so TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR!Either have your baby soon and hopefully get back to normal or TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR! But please stop giving crazy people a bad name. And... TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR!
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