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Old 07-03-2015, 11:54 PM
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hello friends.

so I'm at day 34. I've been through a lot in the last month. i was having a terrible time trying to sleep. thought it may have been alcohol withdrawals but it seems more serious. i was having sleep dread. i was stressing about whether i would be able to fall asleep. and that kept me awake. i don't know a better definition of irony.

So my doctor has started me on a drug called Trazodone. has anyone had any experience with this med?

Its an antidepressant but it can be used for insomnia too.
i don't like it. but I've been able to sleep. weird dreams. i digress.

So no beer for 34 days!
feels so good. funny thing is with trazodone I'm not supposed to drink. leads to a bad reaction.

so i can't say for sure if its the fear of that thats kept me sober.
still, it feels so good to have over a month sober. I'm rediscovering so many things - the joy of talking to my 4 year old son, early morning walks, and even my job!

will keep trucking for now.

wish all of you the very best

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Old 07-04-2015, 12:12 AM
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I took it.
don't drink on it, I did and nothing good came of it.
34 days is great, keep it up!
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My doctor prescribed that for me......last week....I haven't picked it up yet......I will not drink on it. I'm having another sleepless night.....should have picked it up.
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Wow 34 days I admire you and can't wait to be saying the same myself :-)

Why do you dread sleep? Or is it a subconscious thing?
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Old 07-04-2015, 03:05 AM
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Wow 34 days I admire you and can't wait to be saying the same myself :-)

Why do you dread sleep? Or is it a subconscious thing?
I woke up with a panic attack on 1st of June 2015. Nocturnal panic attacks can sometimes cause a few nights of insomnia which in turn can lead to obsessing about whether i'd be able to ever sleep again. vicious cycle. but I'm slowly getting better!
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My doctor prescribed that for me......last week....I haven't picked it up yet......I will not drink on it. I'm having another sleepless night.....should have picked it up.
in short it works. it takes about 2 weeks for your body to get used to it, and by then you'll sleep very well.

my chest hurts the folioing day and its beginning to concern me. but any web searches don't reveal chest pain as a common side effect. will see for another few days and decide.

hate not being able to sleep. just 35 days ago i used to slip into deep slumber so easily. my whole life has changed since.
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:59 AM
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It took me awhile to be able to sleep when I first got sober. I've taken Trazedone once upon a time and stopped as I could not deal with the dreams.... As always, keep talking to your doc about your thoughts/concerns. Congratus on your sober time
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"so i can't say for sure if its the fear of that thats kept me sober. still, it feels so good to have over a month sober".

I've said it before and I'll say it again, fear can be a great motivator. Also, regarding your comment about feeling good sober, I've found that even when I'm feeling bad, I still feel good because I'm feeling bad sober, not misery compounded by alcohol. So tomorrow's 35 right?
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by drash11 View Post

hate not being able to sleep. just 35 days ago i used to slip into deep slumber so easily. my whole life has changed since.
I would say it most definitely was not a good sleep or slumber if you were drinking, more like passed out sleep.

You will feel better give it time, took me a while to straighten out. I would guess at least 3 before I felt a lot better.
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"so i can't say for sure if its the fear of that thats kept me sober. still, it feels so good to have over a month sober".

I've said it before and I'll say it again, fear can be a great motivator. Also, regarding your comment about feeling good sober, I've found that even when I'm feeling bad, I still feel good because I'm feeling bad sober, not misery compounded by alcohol. So tomorrow's 35 right?
You're right the reasons don't matter. Just happy I've made it this far. And yes, tomorrow's day 35
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34 Days is fantastic Drash!! Keep it going!!
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Well done on day 34. Great job.
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Congratulations on 34 days! Keep up the great work.
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