hey sheep,I have a terrible sleep issue, from anxiety, I take the same reflux drugs as you, but that doesn't cause my sleep issue, it's from anxiety, I go to a sleep specialist for my sleepmed's not mu dr. or my gi. my drugs are called serax for anxiety and restoril for sleep. they are in the benizoid diazapam family. there are various type of drugs in this family, adavan being one of them. if you have ins. get tell your dr. you want to see a specialist. they know so much more about sleep drugs than your dr. i tried ambien but did not like them at all. I've been using serax or oxazapam since 1985, but I built up tolerance and now i use serax an restoril. you more than likely will not need restoril.
cd since 1970 4 surgeries, imuran and pred.
I toss and turn for hours. In the past I think it is from anxiety. Lately I have had a lot of stress from my Dad having bone cancer and family conflicts. As well my legs have been sore and can't get comfortable. Sometimes though I just don't feel tired until I go too many nights without much sleep. My age may be a factor too as sleep habits change?
I have sleeping pills (Zopiclone) but don't like to take them very often. Don't like how my head feels the next day. I used to take half a pill and now even take just a quarter to get me to sleep. Have tried melatonin and valerian, no help.
I have discussed this with my GI but I think he thought there were more important issues at the time. Just found out I had Crohn's two years ago. .
Will research some of the ther drugs mentioned here but I would like to know if people take these on a regular basis or just occasionally as needed?
Post Edited (ozonehole) : 2/6/2010 4:42:36 AM (GMT-7)