someday... Posted May 23, 2012 Share Posted May 23, 2012 I really hope there is someone out there in sleep land (or no-sleep land) that has this as well. (I suffer from P.T.S.D., depression, G.A.D., all sort of those goodies as well.) I am in my late 40's and since middle teenage years- I get up several times every night to eat. It used to be cute and funny to my friends and myself. I'd wake up and 1/2 a cake would be gone and I'd have no memory of it, and eventually the memory would come back... this has gone on for decades. Many a times my child has suffered- to wake up and the Easter Bunny left a basket with 1/2 a chocolate easter bunny, with many teeth marks in it. (Many tears!) Seriously- that's happened many times. My child's older now- she walked into my room scared because she thought there was blood all over my bed and face and hands. She was horrified, she scared me- then we quickly realized it was melted chocolate. I wake several times a night, wander and eat. Needless to say- this has left me with YEARS of chronic lack of sleep. I think I'd trade my car to sleep, I'd actually start to sell off some of my belongings if it meant I could sleep. My shrink and I thought I had an eating disorder. After much research, she found out that this is Nocturnal Eating Disorder- a Sleep Disorder. So- to help me sleep through the night (because it really does affect a person mentally), she has put me on a heavy antidepressant at bed - Trazadone, and 3 other pills to take to sleep through the night. (one is a sleeping pill, one a serious anxiety pill that makes me so tired and one is a.... I think a neuroleptic? I don't know... it's Gabapentin.) So I take this handful at night- so I don't wander all night and eat and have serious screwed up sleep- but it comes with a price- being tired the next day, and my memory is bad and I've been told this is due to all the sleeping pills. So if I make it through the night, I'm tired all day... is it a trade off? Not really... doesn't make sense to me yet, too tired to make sense of it. Hate taking alot of pills. These are only for the sleep. During the day I take other pills for depression/anxiety. Does anyone else suffer from this? If so- please let me know what you are doing about it, or how or if you've been helped. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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