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Just broke with my girfriend. I am not suicidal nor do I ideations

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Just broke with my girfriend. I am not suicidal nor do I ideations of suicide. I do have sleepless nights and severe thought intrusiveness as all I can do is think of all the ways she has used me. When I am working there are no thoughts of her, but all our memories are in my home; she lived at her own place, so she most 95% of time here w me. Can I take Ativan o.5? Or do I need more? I would love to get rid of the anxiety levels and get some sleep. Thanks, Joe
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Nancy replied 7 years ago.
Hi Joe,

To get some sleep, I'd fist suggest you try home remedies and over the counter sleep aids.

The first thing you can try is warm milk. It triggers some sleep chemicals in your body - and will work if you drink it and then rest - no lights, no sounds.

If that doesn't do the trick, then I'd suggest an over the counter sleep-aid or an antihistamine.

If those fail, then speak with your doctor about what would be best for you now. This is a temporary situation, so I really don't want to see you become physiologically dependent on a medication that is used for anxiety when it sounds like you just need some sleep!

Let me know your thoughts....

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