Topic: INSOMNIACS place to talk in the wee hours

Forum: Mental Health: Because Cancer Doesn't Just Affect Your Breasts — Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around anxiety, depression & other emotional effects.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2011 10:45AM - edited Apr 2, 2018 01:30PM by sas-schatzi

Posted on: Apr 8, 2011 10:45AM - edited Apr 2, 2018 01:30PM by sas-schatzi

sas-schatzi wrote:

Welcome. This is called the insomnia thread, but we post 24/7/365. We call ourselves Owlettes :)

No nastiness, bullying, stalking or such allowed. I would like to keep the kind fabric of this thread intact.

Discussion will flow where it will as all threads do. This will be a happy place. I hope with lots of laughing. Talk of things, needs, rants as your mood or thoughts take you. Each person here has a history of helping others. Threads develop pseudo family groups. Fancy way to say we become like family. This family will have all the best a family has to offer, but none of the negatives.

May help with sleeplessness: circadian rhythm, melatonin--pub med evidence based research. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21476953 Agometaline is approved for use in Europe/Australia for insomnia. It is NOT approved in the USA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agomelatine

How to naturally reset circadian rhythm with food : http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-naturally-reset-your-sleep-cycle-overnight

Article connecting insomnia and depression. It's a chicken egg thing-..............-insomnia <-----> depression.

http://blog.aarp.org/2013/12/02/is-curing-insomnia-key-to-curing-depression/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

Second Sleep---The NORMAL for humans before the light bulb http://slumberwise.com/science/your-ancestors-didnt-sleep-like-you/

Autonomic dysfunction: http://www.holistichelp.net/dysautonomia-autonomic-nervous-system-dysfunction.html

BCO Member Notself's three day plan: 1. Get doc script for sleep aid, at lowest dose. 2. Set sleep time. 3. Take pill 1/2 hr to 1 hr before set time. 4. Do this for three days; 5. Should sleep on fourth night.. 6. Repeat steps 1-5 if sleeplessness has lasted more than one night.

Don'ts that are known to cause sleeplessness: Alcohol, coffee, chocolate, looking at computer screens before bedtime, sex and exersize(variable by person); Do's that promote sleep: Sex and exersize(variable by person) , book reading, foot massage, aromatherapy, sleepy teas. After dinner walk(variable).

Link to Warm & Fuzzy's (W&F) thread: Warm & fuzzy owls, goats, kitties, dogs, birds ETC. PICS &LINKS

For all our dear Sisters .........

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Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".
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Apr 8, 2011 09:09PM jo1955 wrote:

Hi Everyone.  I would like to join you.  

Anne - I am also one who goes to bed dead tired and end up wide awake and toss and turn.  I go to bed at 10:00 and am up sometimes until way past midnight. Then I have to try and get my tired behind out of bed early the next morning and go to work.  How frustrating is that?   

Jo - Lump, no chemo, 25 rads + 5 boosts, Tamox X5 years . cancerr free since Aug 30th, 2010. April 2014 - Latissimus Dorsi Flap Reconstruction. July 13, 2013 - Hysterectomy due to multiple uterine issues while on Tamoxifen.
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Apr 8, 2011 09:11PM - edited Jun 20, 2011 10:36AM by sas-schatzi

Jo welcome, I'd rather talk to you than the chickens. Who is the guy i"m trying to think of played opposite of Suzanne Pleshette

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Apr 8, 2011 09:13PM Thatgirl wrote:

I'm having a love hate relationship with this thread. I'm going to be apart of it but some studies say I should be asleep by 10pm. I bought a bottle of melatonin but have yet to take any. I think better at night.

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Apr 8, 2011 09:15PM - edited Jun 20, 2011 10:36AM by sas-schatzi

Thatgirl well I am the same way , but I started this thread with the hope that when we want to talk in the middle of the night we can find somone real and not sit here and make conversation with imaginary people---------------welcome

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Apr 8, 2011 09:16PM jo1955 wrote:

Thanks SAS - Until I found this thread, I was beginning to think I was the only one up this late at night.  

Jo - Lump, no chemo, 25 rads + 5 boosts, Tamox X5 years . cancerr free since Aug 30th, 2010. April 2014 - Latissimus Dorsi Flap Reconstruction. July 13, 2013 - Hysterectomy due to multiple uterine issues while on Tamoxifen.
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Apr 8, 2011 09:18PM - edited Jun 20, 2011 10:37AM by sas-schatzi

I'm betting there are alot of us, because all the drugs chemo tamox , and AI's all have insomnia as a s.e.

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Apr 8, 2011 09:21PM - edited Jun 20, 2011 10:37AM by sas-schatzi

Hit the refresh button at the top that is next to the red x to see if there are any new posts

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Apr 8, 2011 09:23PM jo1955 wrote:

No only am I on Tamox, I am also on Lyrica for the "neuropathic pains" in my toes and feet.  That is what my onc is calling it since I did not have chemo.  I also have a history of degenerative joint disease and the Tamox is reeking havoc with it - making it so much worse, plus the joint pain from Tamox.  The Lyrica helps some but still have joint pains which keep me awake at night.  Not that I need anymore reason to stay awake.

Jo - Lump, no chemo, 25 rads + 5 boosts, Tamox X5 years . cancerr free since Aug 30th, 2010. April 2014 - Latissimus Dorsi Flap Reconstruction. July 13, 2013 - Hysterectomy due to multiple uterine issues while on Tamoxifen.
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Apr 8, 2011 09:23PM - edited Jun 20, 2011 10:38AM by sas-schatzi

It might be to early yet. people may actually be gettibg a few zzzzzzzzzzz's or be on there regular threads. who knows how a thread will do. sometimes they take off then other times the dwindle.

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Apr 8, 2011 09:25PM jo1955 wrote:

All the people on my regular threads have all called it a night.  Party poopers.  LOL

Jo - Lump, no chemo, 25 rads + 5 boosts, Tamox X5 years . cancerr free since Aug 30th, 2010. April 2014 - Latissimus Dorsi Flap Reconstruction. July 13, 2013 - Hysterectomy due to multiple uterine issues while on Tamoxifen.

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