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april417
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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have any good idea's to help fall asleep and stay asleep.  I've been on ambien and ambien cr and not having any luck.  I've tried trazodone which worked for awhile then I guess my system got use to it and it stopped working.  I have also tried other sleep meds but no luck.  I'm seeing my doctor today to go over some bloodwork and I'm going to see if he can prescribe something to help me. 
Any thoughts???
April
 
HOPE, FAITH AND LOVE
 
 
          Total Coletomy Feb. 07
            Total Hysterectomy Oct 08  
        
         Currently taking: Synthroid, Cymbalta 60mg, Lyrica & Prilosec OTC


sher211
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   Posted 1/26/2010 12:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Ugh, sorry to hear that you are having such a hard time with your sleep.  Have you tried Restoril? It didn't do a thing for me, but everyone is different.  What about Klonopin? a family member of mine takes .5 mg and says that pretty much knocks her out at night.  Any other anti-anxieties? I've been taking upto 50 mg of benadryl a night and that usually works for me, giving me at least 7 hours of sleep. 
 
Well, take care.
 
 

tyno3
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   Posted 1/26/2010 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Same issue discussed on Fibromyalgia Forum. I tried Immovane, i don't know if it's available in UA, but it worked well for 2 weeks and stopped working. I used to take amyltriptilene, but it made me crave carbs wickedly, I gained 30 lbs. and so had to give it a pass. Now i am beginning to get the weight off, and no way am I going to jeopardize that. So lets see, huh, maybe ask doctor.

journey2health
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   Posted 2/2/2010 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm taking trileptal in the evening 600 mg. plus 25 mg of trazadone and some melatonin. It seems to be working...trileptal definitely slows the brain down.
Ellen

diagnosed pancolitis mild to moderate on Sept. 15, 2009

also bipolar II (200 mg. Lamictal plus 1200 trileptal and melatonin)

4 400 mg. Asacol 3 times daily,
1000 mg. Canasa - nightly
1 tbs psyllium husk powder drinks
VSL-#3 -- one packet daily
Multi-vitamin, 1200 calcium plus D,
Viviscal twice daily (hair loss)
1000 mg fish oil
Eliminated dairy, red meat,alcohol caffeine, spicy, fried. Low oil, mostly steamed or soft veggies, peeled fresh or frozen fruits.


sukay
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   Posted 2/3/2010 12:05 AM (GMT -7)   

 

Hi April, blush

I've had problems staying asleep for a very long time. Tried a lot of different medications too, in fact most that you have tried as well.

What finally worked for me was taking a xanax at bedtime, along with my dose of trazadone.  The xanax got into my system really fast as to relax me and let my mind be still while the trazadone finally kicked in.

As time went on, I was able to wean to a much lower dose of trazadone so it didn't leave me so groggy in the morning.  

After a few years I am trazadone free and just take a xanax before I go to bed to relax me and shut off my mind so that I can fall to sleep.

Best wishes.


~sukay~
Anxiety/Panic  
Bipolar - 2004
     Crohns disease - 1995 
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia 
 
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april417
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 2/3/2010 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   

I can't find a doctor to prescribe xanax, I use to be on it years ago but it was for anixity.

 


April
 
HOPE, FAITH AND LOVE
 
 
          Total Coletomy Feb. 07
            Total Hysterectomy Oct 08  
        
         Currently taking: Synthroid, Cymbalta 60mg, Lyrica & Prilosec OTC

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