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   Posted 12/15/2007 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Any suggestion for sleeping problems - having nigthmares, mostly due to Effexor (now on withrawal, so hopefully should go away). Warm bath not helping much, warm milk either (both pleasurable but not remedy :-) Anything else?
p.s. I was ON on Effexor due to panic attacks at night (had few years back and now they are back again, but Effexor didn't help at all, so I'm trying to get off) smurf

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   Posted 12/15/2007 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Try self help techniques like deep breathing,....relaxation .....Meditation......reading a good book .........this may help .I drink hoot milk nightly I have to have it HOT not warm......

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   Posted 12/15/2007 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello this is Kitt. Welcome to Healing Well and the A & P Forum.
I agree with Lyn, deep breathing exercises and muscle relaxation techniques help to relax your body and mind.
I would throw in so easy listening music or if you have a favorite CD that soothes your soul, try that.
For me, a nice warm soak in the tub is relaxing before bed time.
Hope something here works.
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   Posted 12/15/2007 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   

I agree with Lyn and Skitt, deep breathing and muscle relaxation techniques help a lot. I also listen to soft music, and sometimes put it on repeat throughout the night and that helps a lot. I hope you find something that helps you sleep.
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   Posted 12/15/2007 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
All above mentioned techniques are great. I use them & Ambien to sleep through the night. I had middle of the night panicks before I used it & can now sleep through the night (mostly). I am also on Lexapro which I take at bedtime as it makes me slightly sleepy.
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