I've had issues sleeping often in the past, but nothing really like this. Since last Saturday, I've barely been able to get any sleep (and also have had a throat infection that I took antibiotics for). I'd get into bed at 10-11pm and would have to take valerian, sleep aid...etc to help me try to sleep. I wouldn't get to sleep, if at all until around 3 or 4 am and wake up at around 6. It's been god awful. In the past, I've been prescribed lexapro (up to 20 mg) for anxiety, and also clonozapam and xanax at various times that I've had issues in my life. I haven't been on any of those medications in about a year. This time around, I feel my insomnia is the worst it's ever been. I've been taking valerian root since about september and for the most part it helped me fall asleep until about a month ago. Since last Saturday, even taking valerian I just cannot fall asleep. I could go 1-2 days without sleeping and I still don't even feel tired for some reason. That has never happened to me before. Usually, I'd miss a night of sleep and crash the next day, but not now.
I have a weird issue where a song would be stuck in my head preventing me from sleep over and over annoying me. I just cannot relax and get it out of my head. I don't know if this is the actual issue preventing me from sleep or it just manifested into that and it's actually a physical issue. I did go to the dr for my throat infection but they wouldn't prescribe me anything to help me sleep. Last night I got into bed around 11 pm and wound up tossing and turning for hours and taking 3 valerian root capsules which did absolutely nothing. I then decided to take .25 mg of xanax that I was prescribed about a year and it's expired for a month. It relaxed me a bit but the song would keep playing in my head and I couldn't sleep. I then decided to take .25 more. Eventually I slept for about 2 hours probably. It's getting to the point where this is taking over my life and I feel on most days I won't sleep at all even if I take something.
I'm aware the valerian just doesn't work for me anymore, because it used to relax me enough to fall asleep. I think just the combination of whatever infection I have with the obsessive thoughts is preventing me from getting any sleep whatsoever and I am scared I won't sleep. I have an appointment with a psychiatrist next thursday but I'm going away this weekened with my girlfriend and afraid that I just won't sleep at all. It's really getting to me. Does anyone have any suggestions of other herbal medicines or something over the counter I can take or any methods to help with this problem until I see a doctor next week.
Any help would be appreciated. Hopefully someone else has had the problem of having a song stuck in their head over and over preventing sleep.