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Sunshine29
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   Posted 10/25/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Last night I tried Benadryl to sleep instead of Xanax....didn't work.  I feel worse!
Sunshine

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   Posted 10/25/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Can you please elaborate more so maybe we can help you with some peer support?

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Sunshine29
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   Posted 10/25/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about that....
Ive been taking Zoloft 75mg and Xanax .25 (bedtime) since July1. The anxiety has really subsided...thank God. But, the sleep hasnt come back. I know how addicting Xanax is thats why I wanted to try another way to fall asleep. Someone told me to try Benadryl (chidrens dose) So, I did that last night. Today I feel like crap. I didnt sleep much and I had a horrible dream when I did. Woke up with nausea and very groggy all day. Not myself. I was wondering if it's the missing dose of Xanax or if it's the Benadryl....
What do u think?
Sunshine :)

Nanners
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   Posted 10/26/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
How long have you been taking the Xanax to help you sleep? If its been a month or longer you could have developed a dependency on it and your body needs it. So to help you feel better, I suggest getting another dose of Xanax back into your system and that should help you to feel better.

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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Sunshine29
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   Posted 10/26/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners...
Ive been taking .25 since july 1. I took one last night and feel somewhat better today. I guess you were right. But, Im kind of worried that Im addicted to it. Doctor wants me to try Ambien CR. Any advice?
Thanks,
Sunshine

Nanners
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   Posted 10/27/2009 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I would talk to your doctor about it. Yes you are dependent on the med, but if you feel you are able to get off of the Xanax, then I would ask your doctor on the best way to wean off the Xanax. Otherwise, if the Xanax is helping your anxiety, then you should continue using it. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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