Hello, my name is Sarah and almost 4 years ago, I rode with a friend and was directly hit by a train just as we approached a railroad crossing. Ofcourse, we weren't able to reach the other side and that is how I my brain was traumatically injured. My injuries included bruising and bleeding to my brain, brain axon shearing, I also experienced a nice laceration to my spleen, liver, kidney; with fractures to my pelvis, jaw, back, ankle, and a couple couple ribs which pierced into my lung, and so my lung had collapsed. I could go on and on but that about sums part of my question about insomnia up because I have chronic insomnia partially due to severe arthritis. Other reasons that may be included with having a sleep disorder concerning my current condition of chronic insomnia may possibly be seeing the wrong doctor, taking the wrong sleep medication, or something as simple as drinking a soda beverage or coffee too late but I don't ever drink caffiene and within the past couple of years, I have seen as many sleep specialists in my state that is ever possible and I almost died as I was prescribed 9 times the normal dose of Trazidone because he would just raise my prescription up every week I told him I didn't sleep. I built such a high tolerance that I didn't sleep for 53 days straight. People do happen to go 'nuts' at that point and I went shop crazy and spent over a grand on taxi fair and cleaners as I was attending a technical college.
QUESTION IS: I've been prescribed sedatives such as Trazidone, Ambian, Rozerm, tamazipam, Zolpidem and Sonata, etc. All helped me for a time period of no longer than 2 months and I was back to square one again. Excedrin PM, Tylinol PM, Unisom, sleep gels; and so on but they just keep adding up. My doctor said not to take them but he wont change my prescription so do I just keep taking more and more over the counter sleep medications or not sleep at all? I'm only up to 4 over counters- 7 pills but I know that 1 or 2 hours of sleep might not be worth it if I get a side reaction.
Please let me know if you know any possible answer. My email is- little_ezzy***@****. My brother's nickname is Ezzy so thats where I get the email from and my memory isn't the best so I cant really change it.
My accident was posted in 2 newsletters/magizines and if you need or would like more information, let me know. It just talkes about my injures and my coma lasting 7 and a half weeks but leaves out that I now have A.D.D.- attention deficit disorder. I take my prescription but I wonder if thats what keeps me up at night.
No idea, please let me know,
(If I have any grammar mistakes, i feel half awake and i'm honestly seeing double right now because they just took my blood to test my blood plqtelet count.
I had a TBI 2.5 years and they called it mild but symptoms are not even close to mild. But what you have gone thru I cannot even imagine. One of the issues I have is sleep disorder and many head injured patients has sleep issues.
Have you tried Melatonin supplement? There’s a small pine-shaped gland located at the back of your brain which triggers this hormone. I tried and it worked for my sleep but made me dizzy next day. But some had good success with it.
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