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raccoon city wrote:

In ten years, I’m scheduled for another colonoscopy.

If they can’t offer me something that will most likely not cause terrible insomnia, I’ll have the procedure done without general anesthesia.  alt=" />

For whatever it’s worth; don’t wait 10 years. They keep finding new reasons to get these, and at younger ages. I was practically symptom free, and would have greatly benefitted from getting one a year or two earlier. Mine was already metastatic by the time they found it; got to that stage in my early 40s, younger than the current recommendations.

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MtnDon wrote:
Non sedation colonoscopies are done

https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-healt....

https://www.templehealth.org/about/blog/what-are-my-options-for-sedation...


No skin-like nerve endings in the colon? Well, in that case a person who gets one wouldn’t be deeply sorry. Maybe just a bit shallowly sorry. LOL Learn something new all the time…

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I've had crippling insomnia since April 6th, 2022.

On May 5th, I started Trazodone, and my insomnia got remarkably better on May 13th, but it was still a huge problem.

On June 30th, I quit Trazodone and started Mirtazapine, and my insomnia got much, much better on July 8th.

I now think that the worst is over.

I take much less Tylenol for headaches, I quit taking Sudafed PE for sinus headaches, and I quit taking caffeine pills due to feeling horrible from my insomnia.

A bad reaction to medication is what kicked off my insomnia, and a good reaction to medication is what seems to have mostly solved the problem.

Although Trazodone and Mirtazapine are antidepressants, I took/take them for insomnia.

Other than this insomnia, my mental health has been extremely stable since 1995 (when I had a nervous breakdown.)

Anyway, I feel pretty good now that I think that most of my insomnia is over.  :-)

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No offense RC but that sounds like a lot of pills man.

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pennzy wrote:

No offense RC but that sounds like a lot of pills man.

I do take a lot of pills, but I need all but one of them.

They all help me in different ways, except perhaps for that one.

Some people try to avoid taking any pills, and that might be fine for them, but if they help me, I'm all for them.

 

Also, in my above post, I'm currently only taking Tylenol and Mirtazapine.

Two medications for two different things are not a lot of pills.

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I’m always concerned about the possible interactions between one drug and another. I take none as a regular thing. But it is a personal decision.

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MtnDon wrote:

I'm always concerned about the possible interactions between one drug and another. I take none as a regular thing. But it is a personal decision.

My doctors are aware of all of my medications, and are aware of any potential interactions.

For me, I have to take medication and it is not a personal decision.

I would be a complete wreck if I stopped taking my medication.

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As a person who had a reaction severe enough to need to be admitted to the hospital on an emergency basis because of a prescribed medication that was safe for most people, I am careful about any new prescriptions and check out the literature before starting. Of course, if the situation was an emergency and the doctors believe whatever is needed, that is another story.

Research does show that the more drugs a person takes on an ongoing basis, the higher the risk of those drugs interacting dangerously with each other. This gets worse as we age.

Anyhow, I hope you can maintain freedom from insomnia and all other ills. Being sick or feeling crappy is a real downer.

I eat better, a healthier diet, than I did years ago and feel at least as good as I did when younger. I know I am in better health than I was 15 years ago because we (my wife was the lead researcher) figured out what foods were causing certain symptoms I was suffering from for many years. The doctors’ method of “solving” the problems was to prescribe drugs. After two hospitalizations and doctors advising me to think about having an important part of the digestive system removed, in order to hopefully head off a more serious problem, we (Karen and I) actually eliminated the issues by addressing and changing my diet. None of the doctors working for the large US healthcare company I had been with for decades ever brought up that thought. Testing since then has shown that previous health concern is now less for me than the average US male my age.

Anyhow, that is enough of my personal rant about healthcare. I do wish you well.

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My father died prematurely because he didn't like taking his meds.

My best friend from high school can't participate in a basic conversation because he didn't like taking his meds.

He used to be quite intelligent, and now his mind is mostly worthless.

I don't want to end up like them, so I will continue taking my meds, except perhaps for the one that I don't think that I need.

I'll talk to my doctor about cutting back or quitting that one.

Some people have to take their meds, and some don't.

I know for a fact that I have to take my meds.

And it's usually not a good move to stop taking psychiatric meds, especially without a doctor's supervision.

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I have some news that I forgot to report.

I do not have any food allergies.

I was tested for a bunch of them, and I don't have any.

So that's just one more thing to check off the list.  :THUMBS-UP:

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Gotta get that Hypnocil, man…

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Gotta get that Hypnocil, man…
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Get well soon we need your guidance in Racoon City...

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I understand where you are coming from. The one thing you mentioned that caught my eye was caffeine pills in conjunction with insomnia. Reminded me of people that take downers and uppers. The one thing I have never heard you mention was exercise. That is a important part of overall health. Might help you sleep too.

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Mirtazapine at lower doses is often used for a sleep aid.
Seems to be better for mental alertness that the mild hallucinogen drug family like Ambien.
No sleep eating binges….
Though waking up covered in Cheetos might not be a bad thing.
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pennzy wrote:

I understand where you are coming from. The one thing you mentioned that caught my eye was caffeine pills in conjunction with insomnia. Reminded me of people that take downers and uppers.

I had to take caffeine to feel even somewhat normal when I had the crippling insomnia.

I could either feel absolutely terrible all day long, or I could take caffeine and feel normal most of the time.

pennzy wrote:

The one thing I have never heard you mention was exercise. That is a important part of overall health. Might help you sleep too.

The problem was caused due to a bad medication reaction, and the solution was a good medication reaction.

Just because I don't talk about exercise, that doesn't mean that I don't get any exercise.

I do get exercise, but I didn't mention it because it's not even remotely relevant to my problem.

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