Posted 4/10/2009 11:09 PM (GMT -6)
I really dont think the ER will do much, I have gone several times complaining that something was going on so I cant sleep and they always say benadryl or they will offer vistiril, but ambien is about it for something stong for sleep, but our bodies can become tolerant to it, so maybe you need a week off from it, then try taking it again. But a week of hardly any sleep will be a pain, but I'm sure nothing terrible will happen, I know because of personal experience, cause its not like the ER can do blood and urine tests or xrays for your sleep issues, maybe an urgent care will make more sence, but even there they wont offer you anything stronger then ambien, they probably wont even prescribe ambien. I went to the urgent care about 5 years ago cause of sleep and all they gave me was that visteril (which is just a stonger benadryl).
I only slept 3 hours last night, thats about normal for me and I really hate it. This has been going on for about 3 months now. I'm usually wide awake til about 4am then I have to get up at 7am to get my kids to school, then I will have plans to go to back to sleep, but that never happens. Either someone needs me to do something, or I have things that have to get done, or I have some idiot knocking and ringing my door bell nonstop for hours at a time, and banging on my windows, and I will ignore them cause sometimes I just need some me time, it's the only time I get away from my kids where I dont feel bad about them being gone, and yet I never get to relax. With my pain and fatigue, I need time to relax so I will have energy for when my kids get home from school. I cant sleep at night for some reason I dont understand, I'm just wide awake, then I will start playing a game on the computer or the Wii and I cant stop cause it's too addicting and it seems to take my mind off of the pain and stress I have, and time flies by, and before I know it, it's like 4 or 5 am, and even when I try to force myself asleep, I just twist and turn in bed til I cant stand it anymore.