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Insomina - Nerves maybe?

I suffer from insomnia and have done for practically all my life (I'm 52). After reading a lot I decided to try arnica montanna (the wetdose).I have used it for about 3 weeks, although it has helped me with the pain I get in my legs, I have not yet been able to sleep after taking it.

What I've noticed though is if I take 2 paracetamols before I go to bed, I actually get asleep, but nothing specific like any pain or anything along those lines is keeping me awake, so I don't understand why the paracetamol works..

Could it be my nerves?

It's been stated by many people that I tend to think too much, and go over a lot of things that happened in the past, things I regret and can't change, but they don't seem to go from my mind whatever I do, these things also make me get depressed. I don't know.

Can anyone recomend anything I could try?

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks for taking a look.
  Myriad on 2006-09-26
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Sorry I should also mention I suffer from hypertension and also acidity in my stomach.
Myriad last decade
STOP the Paracetemol.

Glad to note that my message is coming across loud and clear to all that Arnica in the wet dose can help with Insomnia.

You are advised to also take Nat Phos 6x dose 2 tablets after lunch and 3 tablets after dinner and you will enjoy deep restful sleep without any drugs.

Arnica 30c will also help with your Hypertension as will Nat Phos.

Do not eat a large meal at night and do not sleep for 2-3 hours after to enable your food to go down, thereby preventing acidity.

You are also advised to do some exercise to sweat it out daily. This will increase your body's demand for sleep.

Report your response the day after you take Nat Phos 6x as prescribed.
Joe De Livera last decade
Sorry I should have stated in my earlier post I'm already taking NatPhos for acidity and have been for around three weeks the same as the arnica. Although the natPhos has helped a little with the acidity problem, neither of the medications have helped with my insomnia or hypertension.

Is there anything else I can try?

Thanks for your help.
Myriad last decade
You can use some exercise to sweat it out and you must of course avoid all stimulants 5 hours before you sleep.

Other remedies that are used to help insomnia are:
Avena sativa, Passiflora, Piscidia.

All in the wet dose in the 30c potency taken in teaspoonfuls twice daily with the last dose just before sleep.
Joe De Livera last decade
From your advice I decided that I would try each of the remidies that you listed one by one. I started with Avena Sativa and for the first 2 days it made o differnce but since Thursday night I have had a deep and restfull sleep (for 3 nights) and it's great. Lucky for me Avena was the first one you listed. My question is how long should I continue to take it? So far it's been 6 days.

Many thanks to you Joe. It's very much appreciated.
Myriad last decade
I hope that you are on the wet dose of Avena Sativa 30c. Unfortunately you are not advised to use it nightly, unlike Arinica 30c which you can take on a nightly basis for as long as you like. I have personally used it nightly for the last 11 years and feel that I owe my good health at age 77 to it.

You can stop the Avena S in about a week and then change over to Arnica in the wet dose which is made by inserting 3 pellets of the remedy into a 500ml bottle of spring water which you will shake hard to bubble (succuss) before you sip a teaspoonful nightly.

Keep up your nightly dose of Nat Phos 6x as this too helps to promote sleep.
Joe De Livera last decade

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