Does anyone know of a good sleep aide....

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   Posted 10/6/2006 2:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I have tried ambien, but not the new CR, I've tried restoril, paxil, effexor, imiprimine combined with all of these. I tried to google the PDR and found nothin of any real use. I found a couple of names; Rozerem, Sonata and the Ambien CR. Any experience with these? Any suggestions of others some are taking that I could try?
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   Posted 10/6/2006 3:05 AM (GMT -6)   
my doctor said that rozerem is basically a strong herb that does't work too well. i too have a lot of probs. sleeping. i take ambien and ativan. somenights that even doesn't work. ask about ambien CR, Lunesta, soma. I wrote you a reply on another page. I think my ambien is kicking in now a little maybe I will get to sleep tonight!!! May God let you rest in his arms and give you a good "morning sleep"

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   Posted 10/6/2006 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I have taken benadryl. It seems to help me.
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   Posted 10/6/2006 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   

I used to take Ambien and it worked well for me but I would get up in the middle of the night and always surprised me when I would wake up with popcorn crumbs or half a pickle stuck to my!

Lunesta also worked really well and I used to take Tylenol PM but it is hard on your liver if you take it often always talk to your doctor about it first.  I am now taking Restoril at night with Xanax 1mg and I am sleeping good.

Good luck finding something that works for you...I know it is hard when you cant sleep at night.  I have anxiety/panic disorder with depression and have had problems sleeping for many years due to this.  Take care

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   Posted 10/8/2006 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
try the natural alteratives like A GLASS OF GOOD OLD FASHION WARM MILK , 5-THP , LEMON BALM , VALERIAN , A WARM RELAXING BATH . but if you are looking for drugs , give ZOPICLOINE a go which  is a sleeping pill . hope this helps you  smurf

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   Posted 10/8/2006 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Black tea is supposed to be calming. That's what I'll be using tonight. I'm no help on the medication(s) to tell you to take cause I can't take them due to all my medical problems right now.
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   Posted 10/8/2006 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Chartreau, black tea contains caffeine. You might want to try some "Sleepytime Herb Tea" or chamomile tea instead. Good luck!

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   Posted 10/8/2006 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
atarax knocks me out . It is an anti- itch medication. Also, phenagryn will do the trick, enough benadryl should help you sleep too. I can take 50mg and I am zonked.

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   Posted 10/9/2006 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a non - med suggestion.....
I was having terrible trouble sleeping and sleeping tablets only gave me a couple of hours, but my OT gave me a meditation tape, and went through it with me, which helped me heaps.  I'd tried other ones before but this one really focussed on deep breathing first and then slowly focussing on each part of your body, starting from the feet and working up.  I find I'm now asleep before the tape's finished and hardly ever have to use it now.
It's also good for helping with pain..... I just find spending a few minutes sitting quietly and doing deep breathing and focussing on the affected muscles or pain  area then "letting go" of the tension assists me. smurf Good luck - we all need our sleep.

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   Posted 11/5/2006 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
i take an brand $1.98 . ive tried OTC sleep meds they work but give me horrible husband and his band practiced friday night here and i took 1 antihistamine and never heard a thing.

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   Posted 11/6/2006 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
natural remedies: Melatonin or 5-HTP... both also affect seritonin levels which help calm anxiety/depression which always seems to be worst in the mornings for me

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   Posted 11/7/2006 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I've tried many meds to sleep. the one i have had the most sucess with is serequel 100 mg
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