Hey, copy and pasted my reply to noprop and Greek from another thread.
Thanks for the quick replies and morale.
Yeah, I really fucked up massively, lmao
I have a history of severe ADHD, major depression, severe social isolation, and moderate sleep apnea and probably Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome that wasn’t being adequately treated with CPAP. It’s the perfect storm for severe unstoppable insomnia that I’ve suffered for over 4 years and now I’ve just cranked things up to 11. The insomnia started when I developed sleep apnea 4 years ago. Like a flipped switch I suddenly can’t sleep through the night anymore. I was starting to make major progress too and now it’s even worse than before. This is just absolute nightmare fuel.
Things I’ve done for sleep hygiene:
- Getting a $3k mattress
- Keeping my phone far away from my bed
- Reading The Sleep Solution by W Chris Winter
- Only going to bed when actually sleepy, limiting time awake in bed to 30min
- Blocking out blue light at night
- Keeping the room cold and dark with custom shades
- Be a passive sleeper rather than an active one (know that sleep will come to me and I don’t have to chase it)
Things I need to do that’s a challenge for me:
- Complete lights out hours before bed
- No computer screen in my room
I need to get a nice, fluffy thick comforter, true. I got an expensive one that’s too hot.
I was starting to improve my sleep before taking the fin feeling not too much anxiety or racing thoughts going to bed and from awakenings. But all of a sudden the awakenings became much earlier than usual into my sleep and when I woke up I just couldn’t feel sleepy at all.
I guess the only thing I can do is ride it out like you said. Do what I can to eliminate stress and worry regarding my lack of sleep, follow good sleep hygiene and life style practices and have faith that things will go back to normal. Right now I’m in a state of panic and painful regret and trying to find out what I can do to replenish what finasteride has destroyed.
Trying microdosing fluoxetine right now to restore some neurosteroid but it gives me some palpitations which is odd or I’m not doing it right. I guess I could try CBD oil in the day time for the anxiety.
I’m just hoping to hear that this side effect of insomnia will reverse in most people.
I guess primary or secondary insomnia are one of the things included in PFS? Not trying to get ahead of myself and think that this would be permanent, but in my sleep-deprived neurotic state, I kind of am and I’m trying to stop myself from doing so.