I, Karl Mercieca have been suffering from intractable insomnia since August 2019, after a year of severe muscular pain throughout my body. I was until recently on extremely high doses of medication in order to sleep. I was taking 1000mg Quetiapine (seroquel), 20mg olanzapine (Zyprexa), 3mg Clonazepam, 60mg mianserin, 100mg clomipramine. I would take all those medications at night at once, and sleep 5-7 hours.
My doctors have since removed the olanzapine and quetiapine as they feared they were doing damage to my heart. Since the removal of these medications, I am getting 1-2hrs of very light sleep every night.
My doctors believe the cause of my insomnia is psychological since I have a past history of health anxiety, however I know that my insomnia is organic in nature. I desperately need a PET scan of my brain in order to identify what is going on. Since I am unable to find professional healthcare in Malta (my country of residence) I am trying to raise money for a consultation and PET scan overseas, likely in the USA or the UK.
I am on my last legs and don't know how much time I have left. Any donations are greatly appreciated, and all money donated will not be abused of, and will only serve my medical expenses.
You can find my channel on Youtube (Karl Mercieca) chronicling my journey with this medication-resistant and intractable insomnia.
Thank you all so much,