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poetry: insomnia #3


Yep, my old nemesis Insomnia. I feel like a zombie. I’ve been undergoing a year+ of prescription medication withdrawal (for chronic pain & related depression)… this is the last drug. A temporary side effect of withdrawal, but tough nevertheless. Soon I’ll be truly free…

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© 2014 deb davies thorkelson |  words + iPhone self portrait {originally posted april 17, layout revised and re-posted april 23, 2014}   

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  1. I have battled insomnia for over 8 years now. It has taken most of my twenties. I still have not found a “cure”. Additionally, I now suffer from chronic pain… possibly fibrom. I feel your pain. Keep your head up.


    • Oh, I’m sorry. My insomnia is caused by chronic back pain and withdrawal from opiate pain killers & muscle relaxers which I took for sleep. I also have fibromyalgia. I’ve been taking myself off prescription meds for over a year now & struggle to learn how to sleep naturally again. I’m taking Melatonin but it only helps a little. A little is OK though! You keep your head up as well. Thank you for writing. xo


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