Insomnia tired but really wired

Posted By Chris (Kona, Hawaii) on 01/04/2015

Please help!!! I know no one who has this issue. I have had insomnia for many years. Nothing helps, tried everything from melatonin, 5htp, magnesium, sleeping pills, etc. My insomnia happens, if I get too tired, or if I over do it with intensive exercise. Even if I exercise in the morning, it will wind me up for days, nothing works. Things that come close to helping is taking an ice bath, with lots of ice and staying in it for 20 mins and taking phosphatidylserine. I think what happens is I cannot shut off my adrenals and my cortisol goes through the roof and will take several days for it to shut off. Any ideas?

Replied by Timh (Ky) on 01/05/2015

Chris. For certain, the insomnia is a symptom of a disease that is mature enough to withstand protocols of relieving the symptoms. I can guess one of three causes for the negative symptoms you report.

1) Liver Disease 2) Heavy Metal Toxicity 3) Parasite infestation. A common effect of any of these 3 conditions would be "acidosis". Look in the "remedies" section at the top of page and find "alkalizing remedies" and start there. You should get some degree of relief and maybe enough to go ahead and read of the aforementioned conditions and make a checklist of symptoms so you can narrow the likelihood down to exactly which. It could also be a case of 2 or all 3 diseases. Overgrowth of Candida infection should also be investigated.

Common side effects of the aforementioned is fatigue and insomnia as there are produced toxic metabolic waste products like aldehyde and ammonia. The mineral Molybdenum plus the vitamin Niacin will detox aldehyde, and the amino acids Arginine and Ornithine will detox the ammonia.


Replied by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 01/05/2015


After reading your description, my impression is that you should have your endocrine system tested. Sounds like a stressed system and when you exercise you are further stressing it; and then the body goes into overdrive. So you might need glandulars to relieve the stress and bring the system back to normal. I take extra raw adrenal, for instance, because of a stressed endocrine system; the worst segment being the adrenals. A person under constant high stress (police officer for instance for 15 years) could fit into this category...or a mother with lots of children who works a day job on top of her other responsibilities. But anyone who is a bit high strung could be susceptible to endocrine exhaustion.


Replied by Steve (Nevada) on 01/05/2015

High cortisol is the issue. I am dealing with it myself. Two supplements that block cortisol are Seriphos (similar to phosphatidylserine but even stronger) and GABA which blocks adrenaline. Holy Basil is also known to help lower cortisol. Take the Seriphos and GABA before you go to sleep and if you have high cortisol these should get it under control. You will have to play with dosages to get it right. For me it took 4 Seriphos caps, tsp of GABA powder and 3 Holy Basil caps.



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