Im suffering from stress and anxiety and going out of my mind symptoms have included crying, tension headachs whenever I cry or drink too much acohol. Sharp head pains, spotty skin, lack of energy and motvation etc etc the thing is I can handle all of these but for the past 4 weeks i've started to suffer from insomnia and when I do fall asleep my sleep is broken and plauged by exteremly weird or upsetting nightmares whitch seem so real i'm actually scared to go to sleep. I don't want to go the the doctors and have him put me on drugs as in the past i've had a drug problem which I have now overcome, but im at university with early classes and need o be able to get a good nights sleep. Is anyone experiencing this or know a way to combat it without prescription drugs? Im very gratful for any feedback.
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replied January 24th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Observe good sleep hygiene. You can be benefited from psychotherapy sessions.
Melatonin are also helpful.
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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