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Discussion in 'Spiritual Growth & Development' started by RobertaGrimes, May 2, 2012.

  1. poeticblue

    poeticblue Moderator

    So what is your predicament looking like today if I may ask?
  2. Nirvana

    Nirvana Member

    Insomnia is kind of ruining everything
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2015
  3. poeticblue

    poeticblue Moderator

    What does your diet consist of? I also wanted to let you know that it's OK if you wake up in the middle of the night at numerous of times (or during the day depending on your sleep schedule) Spirits in the afterlife cannot fathom why we choose to sleep for 7-8 straight hours. My answer is WE ARE HUMAN HERE!! lol. I am wondering what your definition of insomnia is Nirvana. If you do have insomnia, what do you feel is keeping you awake? Or perhaps this is more of a clinical situation rather than situational.
  4. Nirvana

    Nirvana Member

    I'm pretty sure this is clinical

    I am not rested unless I get 8 hours of sleep, anything less and I'm sleepy the whole day. I haven't had a restorative 8-hour sleep night for about 2.5 years now. Before that I always got 8-hour sleep nights, and woke up fully rested.
  5. bluebird

    bluebird Well-Known Member


    What changed in your life or health 2.5 years ago, that made you suddenly develop insomnia?
  6. poeticblue

    poeticblue Moderator

    You mentioned in January that things were improving. Have you done anything different since then?
  7. Nirvana

    Nirvana Member

    Nope, that was just a few days in a row of me being able to fall back asleep after those early awakenings I'm complaining about :(
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2015
  8. Nirvana

    Nirvana Member

    I wish I knew the answer to that :(

    I think it might be from abrupt withdrawal from either Abilify or fish oil/flaxseed oil omega-3 capsules

    Haven't slept normally since, and I can tell this is permanent
  9. poeticblue

    poeticblue Moderator

    I hear flaxseeds are good for your health Nirvana. You might want to start back taking them unless there is a reason why you stopped abruptly.
  10. bluebird

    bluebird Well-Known Member

    I agree with poeticblue -- have you considered taking the flaxseed again?
  11. Nirvana

    Nirvana Member

    Yes I want to try fish oil or flaxseed again, but I've already bought so many other supplements, so I might have to wait a little bit

    I hope it helps
  12. bluebird

    bluebird Well-Known Member

    If you aren't already taking it, maybe consider a B-complex vitamin. It's no magic cure for schizophrenia, but I found it quite helpful with panic/anxiety disorder, so it might help calm you enough to sleep.
  13. True, B vitamins, are very important, especially B-12. Some medications can deplete your body of vitamins as well. I take quite a few supplements and they are very beneficial (along with needed medicine), and I have to say, it helps my health noticeably. Also I have tweaked my diet a bit. Just the right changes, Nirvana, I think can help you solve your problem. You just need to find the right ones.
  14. poeticblue

    poeticblue Moderator

    I've noticed that when you start taking all of these different supplements at once over a period of time, your body builds a tolerance for them and it doesn't work as effectively. Flaxseed tore my stomach up but I hear great things about it and I've known many people who religiously take them in the morning. Everybody has their preferences though. Definatley keep taking vitamins and find out what works for you. (As I am sure you are already doing ;)
  15. mac

    mac senior member Staff Member

    For what it's worth, then, little more than his views on the matter. A genius? Maybe he is but maybe he isn't....
  16. It's good to change the supplements, or even change brands or even take a break from them if that's what's needed. I've noticed since I've been taking certain supplements I've been healthier in some ways, many less doctor visits. But some things I've tried haven't agreed so well.:p Flaxseed can upset your stomach, true. Most days it doesn't but some days it can.
  17. Waller

    Waller Banned

    Bright young man.

    Those younger are much more in touch with themselves than I was at a younger age. As an aside, on a Spiritualist forum, I posted that there most certainly is an etheric physics one we are only recently getting long glimpses. To no surprise this idea was hammered at which turn I pulled the plug on all my posts - this is called a 'zerdini' aka George Cranley https://www.google.com/search?q=George+Cranley&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 . No sense hanging around with the closed conscious.
  18. ravensgate

    ravensgate Active Member

    Nirvana, please keep in mind the interaction between medications/supplements, whether prescribed or over the counter. This includes essential oils. Just because you do not need a prescription it does not mean you can take liberally and not consider how a supplement could decrease or potentiate the effects of a prescribed medication. :)
  19. Nirvana

    Nirvana Member

    I definitely agree, ravensgate

    I'm always careful with watching interactions/contraindications

    Ilovelearning, I hope I find the combination/solution soon
  20. poeticblue

    poeticblue Moderator

    See Ilovelearnin... This is the reason I stopped taking flaxseed. My digestive system went "rogue" to say the least lol.

    But Nirvana, go for it :) I hear great things about it.

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