Many years ago, when I was about 16 years old, I went to the doctor for my sleeping disorders. The doctor had me do a sleep study to see why I was always so tired, regardless of how much I slept. I had difficulties falling asleep at night, staying awake during the day, and any sleep I did get did not seem to put a dent in my sleep deprivation. They discovered that for whatever reason once I went into REM sleep, I was kicked out within about 30 seconds and my sleep cycle was reset. No signs of sleep apnea or anything related. The doctors then had me try all sorts of remedies from changing my habits before bed and taking melatonin to listening to binaural beats while I slept. None of that worked so I was ultimately prescribed Trazodone for sleep and Vyvanse to keep me awake and productive during the day. Now, I've found myself completely dependent on the two. Without the Trazodone I am unable to sleep at all, and without Vyvanse I'm irritable, depressed, and unproductive. The issue is incredibly detrimental to my psychical and emotional health when I can't get my prescription filled in the 24 hour window I have for the Vyvanse when the prescription becomes valid, as it is a controlled medication. My intensity of the side effects for both are increasing rapidly and my tolerance is growing. I've tried alternative medications and found the side effects are even more frightening, and I'm starting to feel rather hopeless. I don't want to rely on these things any longer to be a borderline-functional member of society... and I know I can't be alone in this. Does anyone have any of their own experiences with this that they could share?