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GERBEAR1964 Posts: 231
1/1/13 2:15 P

Thank you, I will consider the timing of my workouts, and yes I stopped the meds under the direction of my Dr.

SUSANBEAMON Posts: 3,884
1/1/13 1:56 P

your evening routine is part of the problem. you exercise, then eat, then expect your body to sleep. eating and exercise are both activities that wake a body up. you need about 5 hours, times vary for different people but that's the average, for your body to relax from all the activity.
don't know how the paxil fits in, but i do hope you stopped it under doctors' advice.

GERBEAR1964 Posts: 231
1/1/13 1:41 P

Thanks for looking and asking.
1. I workout in the late evening from around 7 PM.
2. I try to push myself in every workout.
3. I have recently quit taking the anti depressant Paxil and think they may be the problem. My thought process on this is that I could get back on the med, but what if this is just a phase of withdrawal.
4. Lots of stress lately.
5. Yes I eat after working out. Does that make a difference?

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1/1/13 8:28 A

Are you under any unusual stress ? Stress can cause sleeping problems. Can exercise cause sleeping problems ? Yes. How late are your workouts ? How intense are your workouts ? When do you usually turn in ? When are you eating ? Are you eating after your workout and then going to sleep ? The problem may be a result of eating too late combined with an evening workout.

If you can tell us more, we can be more helpful.




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1/1/13 6:40 A

probably need a little more info to try to answer that one- like what time do you work out and how intense, etc.

GERBEAR1964 Posts: 231
1/1/13 5:21 A

Well I am back to working out, but my sleeping pattern is messed up. Any suggestions?

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