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  1. This is very sad and definitely abuse. I also can't talk to my parents about the sexual abuse I experienced from the age of about 3 (it could have been happening before but I just don't know). My abuser was my grandfather who unfortunately is still alive today. This has created a strange relationship between me and my father who doesn't officially know that his father abused both me and my sister when we were young. My father does know however that this man has abused every other female in the family. It must upset my father to know this and so he doesn't speak about it openly although my mother has told me. It is a very unfortunate situation and I don't know what to do about it either.
  2. Well I've onyl just joined this site and so interested to find this many other people who can't sleep properly! I don't know what is up with me but I haven't been able to fall asleep properly for as long as I can remember. I sleep very lightly and it takes me hours to fall asleep. For the past 5 or 6 years I have been feeling extremely anxious as I'm trying to fall asleep and keep thinking about bad things that could happen or the 'dangerous' situations I put myself in that day (for example driving my car) - this jerks me awake and my thoughts are racing. Once I am finally asleep I almost always wake approx 30 minutes later and I'm wide awake not feeling tired atall. I go to the loo and try to rest again and finally drop off. Throughout the night I wake approx 5 or 6 times and feel the need to empty my bladder before I can drop off again. This is so uncomfortable to have to keep getting up and out of bed as I have trapped nerves in both my lower back (for the last 7 years) and my neck (last 6 months). When it comes round to 6 or 7am and I am woken I really feel like I'm in a deep sleep and getting some good rest and hate to be woken up - I don't feel refreshed atall and my eyes are so sore. This is all quite serious to me and I'd like to try and find some help to sort it out. On a more amusing note - I wear glasses during the day and take them off to sleep and when I wake during the night I can still see them round the sides of my eyes! This is a bit annoying and freaky (but still funny I suppose). Any help or advice here?
  3. The only things that work for me - Migraleve taken just at the onset. Also a short sleep with a hotwater bottle on the back of my neck or eyes.