chronic insomnia

Hi there

I have had a terrible 3 years and desperately seeking some answers as to what happened to me and wondered if you could help.

3 years ago I was having some stomach pain and pain in my gallbladder region. I had heaps of tests i.e. ultrasounds, MRI's, blood tests, endoscopy, colonoscopy, etc. and nothing was found. Finally it was found that I had a parasite. I did a course of antibiotics but this didn't clear it so I needed to do a triple therapy of antibiotics and finally I cleared it. I didn't really feel that much better but thought it would take time. At this time my sleep had gotten worse as well. I went overseas to a conference and when I returned I felt really sick and developed complete insomnia. That began the next horrible 2 years of terrible insomnia which led me to finally resorting to some sleeping medication which gave me terrible anxiety and depression for which they wanted to give me more medications. Finally I was so sick I did some research and found out how horrible these drugs are and realised they were making me sick. The withdrawal process was and still is horrible and I am left with complete insomnia, body aches and pains, terrible digestion pains and gas, brain fog as well as many other symptoms. All along I have wondered if it is a hormone issue but the doctors tested my hormones and said everything was fine.

I desperately need to sleep as I know I cant heal until my body can sleep. I am wondering if progesterone cream might help me and how I would use it?

Any help or advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

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Apr 16, 2018
Chronic Insomnia
by: Joy

Progesterone can help with insomnia see here.

Between 100-200mg progesterone is needed, more if symptoms are severe. Low dopamine levels can also cause it. Tyrosine is the precursor amino acid to dopamine, try 500mg per day and work up gradually, too much causes the reverse. Insufficient vitamin D3 will mean it won't be converted to dopamine. Please make sure that your vitamin D3 level is at optimal range which is between 70-100ng/mL.

You are also suffering from estrogen dominance. Please read the Hormone Testing page as it will explain exactly what hormone levels should be.

These pages will also help you:

How to use Progesterone Cream

Estrogen Dominance

Hormone Testing


Apr 17, 2018
Parasites and healing the gut
by: Karin

Hi, I'm not sure if this will help, but I feel compelled to comment.

I was on an anti-depressant and a benzo (Xanax) for years. This destroyed my health and immune system. These medications deplete the body's master anti-oxidant, Glutathione, which allows things like heavy metals (eg. mercury), parasites, mold toxicity etc to creep in.

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post the names of other websites here, but I will try and see if this post is accepted. I recovered from benzo damage using products from Point of Return. I can't speak highly enough of these products. While tapering off all the psychiatric meds, I discovered I have mercury poisoning. I have since discovered that I also have mold toxicity. I'm sure I have a few small parasites as well. For these problems I am embarking on a detox. I am starting to use products from Quicksilver Scientific for the mercury poisoning. They have various detox protocols, depending on what the problem is. I can't speak highly enough of these products either. I think you may need a binder to bind all the toxins in your GI tract and pass them out of your system. Perhaps the parasite/s have died off but need to be passed out of your system. Binders help me sleep hugely. Please search for toxin binders on the internet. Activated charcoal and bentonite clay are good and inexpensive. Be careful using them because they can cause constipation. Start very low and drink lots of water.

I'm not saying that this is definitely the problem, but it could be part of the problem. Insomnia is terrible. It took me 12 years to discover that the actual cause of my insomnia was mercury and mold toxicity. Doctors are quick to hand out psychiatric medication, which can be life destroying, when the actual problem is not mental, but physical! They really check nothing. I have lost all confidence in them.

You have my utmost sympathy/empathy and I wish you lots of strength and some good sleep soon.

Apr 17, 2018
Toxin binders
by: Karin

Hi, my earlier post isn't showing yet but I forgot to add that if you are still tapering from psychiatric medication and you decide to use toxin binders to get rid of any die-off toxins in your GI tract, it is important not to take the binder/s within about 2 hours of taking your medication. This is because binders can also bind with medication/supplements in your GI tract and remove them, so you need to take the binder away from any medication/supplements.

Apr 17, 2018
chronic insomnia
by: Anonymous

Progesterone definitely helps. I personally take 400mgs. daily and love it. It helps with any flashes, sleep and body aches. Also, Magnesium glycinate is crucial. The amino acid Taurine and Melatonin too! Vitamin D levels must be in optimal range - 70-100ng/nl

Dealing with stress is also important. Perhaps you might want to look into the practice of meditation and EFT , Emotional Freedom Technique, better known as tapping. So much, if not all, of these issues are linked to our emotions.

I hope this helps.

Apr 17, 2018
by: Rachel

Look up Morley’s Magnesium Advocacy for advice. You probably need to take some and do other things too to support your adrenal health. There is even a Facebook group you might like to join if you can.

Apr 18, 2018
by: Rachel

What a great response from Karin. I agree with what she has to say about poisoning and toxicity too. I really cannot add much more to the responses apart from really recommending you research magnesium therapy. I am a mere normal person on the Facebook group I promise, but at least read about Robert Morley’s protocol, which involves removing toxins as Karin suggested. The group is called Magnesium Advocacy.
Kindest regards!

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