AmyS Posted December 6, 2012 Share Posted December 6, 2012 My god! This hugely disturbing dream woke me up just past midnight and I'm still shaking from it!!! I think this is an indirect, not a direct, Whole30 effect. For the last several years I've taken a lowish dose of clonazepam almost nightly in order to settle anxiety and help me sleep. It's not one of those medications that requires medically supervised weaning, so I can go off and on it as needed - and I have gone periods without it. But not recently. Anyway, last night, halfway through my second Whole30, I literally fell asleep before I had time to take the clonazepam. So - SUCCESS!! But then I had this extraordinarily painful dream (a variation on the sort of classic one where Bad Things Happen To People You Love). I eventually fell back to sleep (more Whole30 success there, no clonazepam needed). But I'm still shaking, literally! Shaking! Anyway! I'm really glad that eating well has helped me fall asleep before I had a chance to take my fall-asleep medicine. Yeah! But I'm going to give my pillow a severe talking-to about what sorts of dreams are allowed in future, before I go to bed tonight. Hmph! Any encouraging stories about sleep and dreams improving over time, especially after (apparently) not needing the usual medications? I do not want to be a whimpering mess tonight. Lordy. Also, since the clonazepam truly does not require weaning, I don't want to make myself take it if I'm clearly going to be able to fall asleep without it. I need a teddy bear. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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