it's been a while..remeron working good but still having sleep problems

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Theron6696
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   Posted 1/9/2007 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
anyone have any ideas beside amnitryptiline, valium, or restoril? Nothing seems to be working

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   Posted 1/10/2007 3:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi ya Theron, I am taking Restoril now after being on Ambien and Lunestia.  Sometimes it works for me and sometimes it doesnt.  That's when I have to take a lunestia with it to get some sleep (per physician order).  Ambien worked really well for me but I was getting up in the middle of the night and snacking...I used to sleepwalk as a child as well.  It is kind of freaky to wake up with a piece of cheese stuck to your cheek... eyes   And lunestia on its own worked for a while but fizzled out for me.  These are good choices to bring up to your physician though as they are very effective form of sleep aids for most people.
 
lots of other people use benadryl to help, my mom does and she is a nurse...this is the active ing. in Tylenol PM.  Then there are your natural routes but I am clueless regarding those...I am sure you will get many responses regarding this topic.  Take care


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Theron6696
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   Posted 1/10/2007 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I've tried the max dose of both ambien CR and Lunesta and it does not do a thing.  I've had a sleep probably for over 5 years.  Benedryl doesn't touch it either.  I'm starting to get into the more hardcore drugs liek valium and restoril and even those don't help much.  That is why I am lost mad

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   Posted 1/10/2007 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Well actually, Restoril and Valium arent considered "hardcore drugs".  They just get a bad rap because they are in a differant class of medications (benzodizapines) which can be addictive with long term usage which can also be true of Ambien and Lunestia.  Have you spoken to your physician regarding this?  There are sleep studies that can be done to diagnose sleep disorders when medications do not work.

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Theron6696
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   Posted 1/11/2007 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes, I have an appointment with a sleep clinic to do a study.  I already know I don't have apnea or restless leg syndrom.  My appointment thought isn't for quite a while since they love to drag their feet.  I guess it's only a small amount of time considering how long I've had a problem.  The big problem right now is that my finance work requires me to be on my toes and it's very tough when you wake up 10 times a night.  The current drug is Restoril.  It helps me get to sleep  but only for about a 3-4 hour period and then I keeep waking up.  Benzos are pretty strong drugs in themselves.  The problem is that I've had cancer and other medical problems and I've had to take this stuff many times over the past 5 years so I don't think they work as well with me.  Is there another class of drugs stronger for sleep than the benzos?  I just want something stronger than the benzos but I don't want to be a zombie the next day.  I've been working with my psychiatris on this but still haven't really found the right class of drugs.  ANY IDEAS????


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   Posted 1/11/2007 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
As far as sleep aids go there isnt any that are stronger then what you have been on.  Some psychiatrists have started to prescribe Seroquel for people who have sleep issues and it does work pretty well however, it is an antipsychotic medication which that in itself can scare some people away from it. 
I have problems with sleeping at night due to my having extremely low blood pressure and having to take stimulants to keep it up at a normal level.  I too have been through all the sleep aids that are out there and am now taking Restoril 30mg.  Sometimes it will work by itself to help me sleep though the night and sometimes it doesnt.  I have discussed this with my psychiatrist also and he has said that it is safe to take Lunestia on top of the Restoril.  So on those nights when I am having a difficult time I will take a Lunestia which works quickly and helps me get the sleep that I need.  So perhaps this is something you may want to mention to your doc.
Also another medication that has been used for sleep is Trazadone.  It is quite old and also another antipsychotic but many people have used this for sleep problems.  You can do some research if you like on these two medications I have mentioned.

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   Posted 1/11/2007 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you taking the Remeron at night? It has helped me sleep some. I hope you get some relief soon.

Theron6696
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   Posted 1/11/2007 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah, for my depression I take 1 45mg remeron at night before bed.  Hasn't helped with the sleep but has helped with the depression more so then Wellbutrin and Zoloft.
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