I can't write too much detail. Am too tired. I don't drink coffee or coke or any of that rubbish. I need to be able to sleep without waking with a panic jolt every two minutes. If you know anything about this Hypnic Jerk problem could you please post your wisdom. I am not interested in taking medication as I believe this started to be chronic after withdrawing from valium in May.
I beleive this jolt is an imbalance in your electrolytes! Valium is highly acidic and destroys ,mineral absorbtion ! You should look into an alkalizing diet with the aid of mineral supplementation from natural sources like Apple cider vinegar blackstrap mollasees magnesium sulphate and calcium of a reliable source! You should check out the Moreless Alkalizing forum and his website!
Yes, I believe the electrolyte stuff to but not sure how to prove it to myself. This week I have taken a larger dose of magnesium but not difference as yet. It does make me feel calmer but still getting the jolts as soon as I close my eyes. I often take blackstrap molasses but haven't for a while and will re-visit it ASAP! could valium still be effecting me even though have had none since May? What an awful drug. So tempting to take when I feel the way I do now but the withdrawel was such an awful experience it keeps we away from it.
Have you had this problem and cured it?
Thanks for your reply
Tryptophan i have been taking this in the form of kefir milk. i have been taking it for about a month and i am not sleeping like a baby. but the reason why i had trouble sleeping was so compound. mostly due to candida and fatigue. but to absorb Tryptophan you need other things too. but they are present in kefir milk. look here http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/articles/rich_sources_nutrients.html
scroll down and it will tell you what you need to absorb it into your body best. its not a sudden thing it takes time but try not to go to that drug. i know, some of my old friends took/take that stuff just for the fun of it. nothing good here to report about that drug. oddly enough huh?
try to take some of the herbal sleep aids untill Tryptophan starts workin. thats about all i know. Oh yeah i also know. its not because your not mentally stable or anything. its purly health related. its not something you should be going to a mental doc for. try to keep the faith and keep looking for an absolution.
I want to make it clear I have no intention of taking chemical pills like valium. I might be mentally unstable. I have had agoraphobia for 5 years but the thing is, I am in recovery. I am about to start my life again. I am excited about starting to control panic and anxiety. This sleeping problem has just been so bad the last month it is hindering my strength. I want to elimnate any possible physical reason for these stupid 'monkey jumps' or 'sleep panics'. Names you just make up.
I am looking at the ph level possibility and am ready to try anything natural.
I am thinking my excitement may have triggered this. Triggered adrenalin causing ph upset? Funny how happy adrenalin stuffs you up like anxiety andrenalin.
Want to test my ph today. What is the best way?
Hello intheclouds after reading your post I searched on the net and have found this interesting discussion on medhelp. There are people who also suffered and suffering with this problem and shared their experience, hope it will help you.
Yes, I have been reading that same page and others for the last week. Not very promising. Some have spent thousands on 'specialists' and still come home with benzos. No, I have always found this site to be the most helpfull. All of these people who have this problem, like me, are desperate to find a magic cure. I am really interested in my PH now. I am thinking there is something to it. It would explain a lot of things. I find it hard to get litmus paper where I live. Going to order some so it means I have to wait.
Have you heard of this problem before?
In the clouds! I dont not have your particular symptomology but i did have heart palpitations which the magnesium sulphate did help! I also had panic attacks insomnia and depression! Melatonin helped me sleep and also seemed to help with my panic attacks! I also tried many other protocal the cleanses vitamins herbs etc
But alkalizing is by far the most effective protocal I have done to date! I think it is the base or foundation from with which we should begin the struggle to heal ourself!