What is wrong with me?

By Anonymous - 02/03/2022 03:00 - United States - Steele

Today, I realized that if I consume caffeine in any way, shape, or form, it exacerbates my insomnia to the point that sleeping for more than two hours in the night is impossible. I'm not even sure if that's the actual cause. I don't know what's wrong with me anymore, and my anxiety-ridden brain is milking it. FML
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Don't consume caffeine. Aren't you glad you have access to such genius advice?

Long ago I discovered that I must not consume coffee, tea, or caffeinated soda (most colas are caffeinated) after about 2 PM. If I did it caused me problems getting to sleep. Everyone has their own unique body and metabolism. Mine happens to be sensitive to caffeine, though I can have it in the morning to help me get going (I am not naturally a morning person). For who knows what reasons, I have always had trouble getting to sleep. I have found that over the counter melatonin and Tylenol PM (or it’s generic) helps me get to sleep. A dropper (1 mL) CBD oil taken by mouth (under the tongue) before bedtime helps too. Be careful with long term usage of prescription sleep medications. I had a surgery and was prescribed Ambien in the hospital for sleep. It helped but after being on it for a couple of weeks my memory was being affected. I thought I was going insane… I stopped the Ambien and in a few days I was back to my normal.

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Try reading “the power of now” helped me calm my mind. Hopefully it helps you

you just answered the question. anxiety will stress you out worse than anything. you need a script for some good old fashioned Valium.

Don't consume caffeine. Aren't you glad you have access to such genius advice?

Long ago I discovered that I must not consume coffee, tea, or caffeinated soda (most colas are caffeinated) after about 2 PM. If I did it caused me problems getting to sleep. Everyone has their own unique body and metabolism. Mine happens to be sensitive to caffeine, though I can have it in the morning to help me get going (I am not naturally a morning person). For who knows what reasons, I have always had trouble getting to sleep. I have found that over the counter melatonin and Tylenol PM (or it’s generic) helps me get to sleep. A dropper (1 mL) CBD oil taken by mouth (under the tongue) before bedtime helps too. Be careful with long term usage of prescription sleep medications. I had a surgery and was prescribed Ambien in the hospital for sleep. It helped but after being on it for a couple of weeks my memory was being affected. I thought I was going insane… I stopped the Ambien and in a few days I was back to my normal.

If you already have significant anxiety, you shouldn't consume caffeine anyway... But I call shenanigans because the consumption of caffeine is damn near unavoidable anymore because it's included in so many things while also naturally occurring in some foods and drinks as well. Even many OTC medications include it because it can help facilitate the absorption rate... However, it really shouldn't be surprising that a chemical that one can use as an "alertness aid" (the OTC pills are the same as one shot of espresso, not a huge amount) would make you alert. Some people are genetically more sensitive to the substance as well. Either way, anxiety and caffeine trigger the same body system and generate adrenaline pumps... Caffeine can make anxiety so much worse, and in some people, it is the literal cause of anxiety in the first place! While most people can tolerate several doses a day, the reality is that caffeine is only technically "safe" to consume in moderation, and if it's compounding your anxiety issue rather than causing it, that means you need to obtain treatment... It's far more likely that you're not having a caffeine problem in this last possibility, but rather triggering an existing anxiety condition by artificially stimulating your system. Treating the condition should make it less sensitive.

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