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Sleeping trouble has been happening this fall and winter. I've noticed a lot of trouble keeping sleep schedule on track and often sleep in too late and go to bed far too late. This kind of sleeping routine or schedule has caused me a lot of daytime fatigue and often have to go without much sleep at all from staying up until basically dawn some nights.

I am experiencing difficulty falling asleep and a lot of hypertensive symptoms. My resting Bp was 150/84 today with 92 bpm. I am not feeling overly anxious, but I feel the high dose focalin pills I'm on are causing me to have worse insomnia and hypertension.

Potassium is low and was told by my general practitioner. Cortisol is high, testosterone free and total are low, prolactin is high, cholesterol is high, am around 30-40 pounds overweight, and have PTSD components related to sexual abuse 4-5 years ago from being assaulted by a previous girlfriend.

I've had nightmares of being molested and having my sperm robbed by force.


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replied December 31st, 2018
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Sleep Disorders Answer A64710
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. You need to modify diet and lifestyle, lose weight and see if it helps. use of anxiolytics will come afterwards.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care


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