Since there are so many of us that are insomniacs I thought it would be nice if we could all post here what we have tried and how it worked for us. While this is not a place for medical advice, I think a compilation of ideas would be a great resource for us all.
For me, it is nearly impossible to knock me out. I have tried Ambian, Lunesta, long term benzo's, short term benzos and trazadon (sp?) I have tried all the herbal remedies out there and none really work for me. The only think that will make me sleep is a muscle relaxer or once in a great while, Tylenol PM. Unfortunatly I have to much Tylenol is my system from other meds so I cannot take it.
The things that help me relax are:
- A really hot shower
- Chamomile tea
- Valarian Root tea
- My heated blanket and a kitty to cuddle
Another thing I do when I cannot sleep is try to trick myself, saying I fell asleep at 10pm when it is really 4am! Sometimes it works, sometimes not
Now its your turn, what have you tried, what works and doesn't?
Hysterectomy at 25
4 laproscopic surgeries since 24
Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4
Meds - percocet 3x day : nexium : xanax :
Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E
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